adidas’ new Tubular model is a fresh fashion-fusion that immediately hit a raw optic nerve when it debuted back in October, 2014. Stretchy Neoprene keeps your feet cosy, the sonic-welded upper enhances the sleek profile and the rotund sole unit completes the futuristic profile. Minimalist tour de force or maximalist masterpiece? Not many shoe designs can generate such incongruous opinions.
UK retailer Offspring have dunked the Tubular in a vat of blackness, murdering-out all panels and moving parts. The delightful detail comes in the exquisite use of 3M, as the reflective tech infuses the rope laces and toebox paneling. A 3M thread is also woven across the nylon quarter panels to create a linear grid effect. Black is black, but this Tubular is ready to light up the night.