adidas' New Skateboarding Silhouette Reinterprets the Past to Perfection
In the 2000s, skate shoes seemed to pull a complete 180°, shifting their focus from the over-teched monstrosities of the 90s to embrace the simplicity of the 70s and 80s. It's a trend that the Three Stripes' skateboarding division continue with their latest design – the adidas City Cup.
The all-new design draws heavily on archival inspiration. The model's name comes from its eye-catching double-cup midsole, a design feature popularised recently by the revival of 80s cross-training models such as the Powerphase and Reebok's Workout. More than a stylistic choice, the feature delivers substantial support without sacrificing flexibility.
Inspired by the Montreal '76, the City Cup's midsole wraps high around the heel for improved stability. The shoe's upper is a mishmash of heritage design built with full-grain white leather.
A pristine pair perfect for performance or leisure, the adidas City Cup is available right now from adidas' online store and adidas Skateboarding stockists.