When adidas broached the idea of reviving the Torsion Integral a year or so ago, there wasn’t any hesitation on our part. ‘Sounds good!’ we said, barely able to restrain ourselves from an impromptu outburst of Tourette’s. After some polite conversation over a wiener schnitzel, it was handshakes and high fives all around. Eleven years after our first magazine was released, the Integral would be the basis for the first ever Sneaker Freaker x adidas colab. Not a moment too soon!
There was unanimous agreement right from the start on the idea of a double pack. Sneaker Freaker and adidas would both create a version of the Integral, both linked by the common application of tone and materials. Two shoes, one sneaker heartbeat. It’s a swinging ‘upover-downunder’ marriage made in retro runner heaven.