Seeking opportunity to work closely with some of the most influential retailers around the world, the Adidas Consortium was established with the goal of creating a series of limited edition Men’s and Women’s sneakers, alongside fostering cross-continental partnerships with other major organizations. With innumerable iconic apparel launched since its inception, the Adidas Consortium now turns its attention to delivering archival sneakers and reminiscing the signature styles of the past.
Through incorporating reptile, ostrich, aniline, and cracked leather techniques, the Adidas Consortium unveils an all-new quartet of Rod Lavers. Named after the only man to win the Grand Slam twice, the legendary Adidas Rod Laver is a true cult classic, which resulted in a series of high profile co-branded versions throughout 2009 and 2010.
Revered for its subtle yet dominant aura, the Adidas Rod Laver has since proven to be a big hit amongst the musical sphere, sporting industry, and even amongst footbag-kicking hippies. More luxurious than ever before, each pair now sports a multitude of special edition details, including, tongue stamps finished in rose gold-toned foil, an off-white toe bumper, and a “Collegiate Navy” Trefoil-adorned heel tab, finished in smooth, buffed leather.
Overall, the enhancements to the Adidas Rod Laver complement the smooth and cracked leather iterations, whilst contrasting the bolder patterns such as the reptile and ostrich-finished offerings, in order to create a sophisticated pair of yellowed vintage-effect midsole shoes. Worth approximately USD $156, the all-new Adidas Rod Laver sneakers are expected to drop on October 16th 2020 at Sivasdescalzo, Hanon, and other selected retailers.