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Since Consortium’s inception in 2005 with the Superstar’s 35th anniversary, the Superstar is arguably the most important sneaker in Consortium’s history. Consortium looks to the origins of the Superstar before the Superstar came to be. The Supergrip was the go to sneaker for basketball players in the mid 60s until the Superstar came along in 1970 and many of the details remain the same, what preceeded the rubber shell toe was a rubber mudguard offering protection, the classic black stripes remain the same.
The never before retroed prototype sees a faithful recreation in 2020 as part of the Superstar’s 50th anniversary celebrations featuring leather upper, rubber midsole and gum rubber toe guard. There are two perforations above the edge of the sole in each of the gaps between the “Three Stripes”. The tongue material is PVC foam. Based on a prototype of the Supergrip, all details have been observed including the box where the shape and design has been taken straight from the archive
The adidas Consortium Supergrip launches at limitEDitions Barcelona on 9th October 2020.
adidas Consortium Supergrip