adidas Originals by Hender Scheme Spring/Summer 201835.6895° N, 139.6917° E
"Handmade in Tokyo, this collaboration rethinks the relationship between casual, performance and premium footwear"
Hender Scheme was founded in 2010 by Ryo Kashiwazaki and it has since gained notoriety for its minimalistic and subversive approach to iconic sneakers from some of the biggest sportswear brands. What they have done is mimicked their silhouettes but they have crafted them with a natural tan leather that not only ages beautifully but has never been seen on a sneaker before. To many sneakerheads it caused an uproar but many were also excited to see their favourite sneakers immortalized in another form.
One of the brands that has embraced Hender Scheme’s approach is adidas and the two collaborated in 2017 on three of their Originals sneakers from the back catalogue.
This spring, another collection is set to drop. This time they have taken the modern approach with the Superstar, Micropacer and NMD R1 sneaker. The Superstar seen in a black upper and three distinctive white stripes, while the Micropacer is crafted using a classic silver outerlay with complimentary red and blue accents, finally the NMD R1 is expressed in black with blue and red plugs (just like the original). Throughout all three pieces, you’ll notice subtle references to the original sneakers that came before them.
Available March 16th.
Take a look back at their first collaboration here.
Words: Jon Carlo Tapia