What is Going On with These adidas Clogs?
The Clogcore trend, aka the Mulement, has been encroaching on the sneakersphere for the past couple of years now. Regardless of which side of the fence consumers sit on when it comes to this divisive footwear style, major brands are ready and willing to invest in backless (and often laceless) shoes. Sometimes, it goes a step beyond comprehension – at least for the moderate wearer – such as these new adidas samples.
Truth be told, foam injection processes and footwear design in general has advanced massively in the past few years. This unknown Adidas model, shared by @woganwodeyang, has a lot going on. Dotting the foam shell is a multitude of large vent holes across the toe box and sides, which are connected by ridged channels. Likely promising plenty of flexibility, this is also apparent in the chunky midsole and its segmented portions, reminiscent of the old a3 runners or the Climacool Vento.
Other interesting features of these samples include the collapsible neoprene heel counter – while hardly groundbreaking technology for shoes, it is quite telling of what adidas think consumers look for. Wild appearance aside, if it weren’t for the adidas Performance logo on the instep, this could’ve been a Yeezy design. Time will tell what happens with these shoes.