Indigo Inspiration: The Footshop x adidas Superstar ‘Blueprinting’Release: 10 October 2020
In less than a decade, burgeoning Czech boutique Footshop has grown a formidable presence as a premium purveyor of sneakers and streetwear, even dropping some killer collaborations along the way. Next up is one of their retailing Grails: an ,adidas colab on the iconic Superstar!
Footshop respect the adidas architects with their take on this ‘Blueprinting’ Superstar, which references an age-old indigo dying technique used across Central Europe. Everything is made from primo full-grain white leather, keeping to OG specs along the way. Even the idiosyncratic shelltoe is an earlier smooth edition – they’ve clearly done their research. And because there is already a lot going on with the hardware, they’ve used the very tasteful ‘Blueprinting’ textile accents to dab the heel tab, custom woven tongue labels, and even subtle stripe edging.
While these Shelltoes retain the essential elements of the 50-year-strong icon, there are some radical changes worth noting. Tapping into the surrounding alpine regions of Footshop’s home base, they’ve outfitted the OG sneaker with sturdy metal D-ring hardware, and hardcore rubber ripple soles to conquer off-road adventures.
Footshop have now cracked the big leagues, but they’ve never forgotten where they’ve come from. This Superstar traces plenty of local lineage, and is the first-ever adi colab with a Central European retailer.
According to Footshop owner Peter Hajduček, ‘This collaboration is one of the biggest milestones we could have achieved. Not many sneaker retailers under 10 years achieve this. We’re very proud that adidas chose us to collaborate with on such an iconic model.’
Raffles are currently open for the Footshop x adidas Superstar ‘Blueprinting’ on their website, and the sneaker releases on October 10. Only 520 individually-numbered pairs have been produced. Which number will you get?