Tuesday, July 21, 2009

adidas Orignals Five-Two 3 Project | XLarge Superstar

Next in line is a collaboration with Japan’s XLarge branch. They chose to work on the Superstar and gave it a more vivid design, after we have previously seen the more subtle Stone Island and Porter collaborations. We love seeing the mix of the classic XLarge and adidas logos on the heel.

Groundbreaking on it’s 1991 opening, LA’s X-Large store helped define streetwear as we know it with a mix of utilitarian basics and the cutting edge. Blending generation X lifestyle with a living large theme in both mind state and denim fit, the brand and the Superstar’s timeless, fat-lace friendly curves have been allied since day one, and designed with X-Large’s bold FW09 season in mind.

Alternating between lime green, purple, pink and blue snakeskin effect leathers, broken up by black suede 3-Stripes, complete with white X-LARGE lettering, while a matching suede tongue and heeltab display both brand’s logos. The white rubber shell keeps things striking, while a branded sockliner and no less that six sets of coloured laces emblazoned with the slogan, “Getting no respect since ‘91” keeps things appropriately versatile.

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