Trudge Trails in the adidas FYW SecantRelease: 16 October 2020
When was the last time you saw the word ‘secant’? For those that attempted advanced mathematics during senior high school or university, then the term likely would have appeared a few times during some geometry equations. One definition of secant is a line that intersects a circle at exactly two points. So, what do long-forgotten maths lessons have to do with these new adidas FYW Secant sneakers? Possibly sweet FA.
But, what can be gleaned from this trail-inspired design are some reference points that led to its creation. That sole unit is lifted straight from the recently revived FYW XTA OG, including the little ‘Freddy’ foot/face logo. Which is fitting, given the FYW designation of the Secant. Paired to this truck-tread outsole is a contemporary rework of the upper that features stripped-back components. As major proponents of the bootie-fit upper since the early-2010s, adi reprise it here.
The original XTA was full of layered hardware and oversized panels, while the Secant simplifies things with a neoprene and ripstop cradle. There are still some throwback nods to late-90s design with the reflective-lined lace loops and wavy toe box shapes. The upcoming colourways are suitably old-school too, one going full EQT in green, black and beige; while the other goes more neon in black, blue, and fluro yellow.
Both are out now from various adidas boutiques.