Local pride: Limited Edt x Adidas Consortium Batik Collection
Attention sneaker heads: If you're looking to stand out from the average collector (or hoarder), these fresh models should fit the bill — or in this case, shelve. It's a celebratory year for us Singaporeans, and the collaboration between leading sneaker boutique Limited Edt and sportswear mogul Adidas birthed a timely collection inspired by our nation's heritage, traditional attires and cultural roots.
Keeping it real with familiar silhouettes, the new Superstar and ZX Flux models host a distinctive batik print, spotlighting the traditional technique of wax-resist dyeing. Limited Edt created the custom floral pattern which, needless to say, incorporates Singapore's national flower, Vanda Miss Joaquim. Enough with the introduction; it's time to meet the stars.
The batik print takes centre stage with the ZX Flux, enveloping most of its exterior. Aside from its signature build of transparent stripes, off-white midsole and blue translucent outsole, custom rose gold coloured detailing makes for a refreshing mix of graphic elements and materials. The metallic hue is found on its heel cage, eyelets, torsion bar and lace tips.
If you are one to be intrigued by subtlety, the Superstar 80v might just be your sole-mate. Against black premium leather and stripes, the batik treatment on its tongue, lining and heel tab is a welcome twist on the crowd favourite. Make no mistake, this pair may not be as bold as its counterpart, but it's just as recognisable thanks to the rose gold shell-toe.
A consistent feature within the collection, the unlikely combination of floral pattern and metallic detailing creates striking, yet perfectly wearable statements. These sick kicks are sure to be talk of the town.
The Limited Edt x Adidas Consortium Batik Collection is now available for pre-order at Sole Superior Singapore and Limited Edt stores nation-wide from 22 November 2015. Global release is on 28 November 2015 at No.42 Paris, No.74 Berlin & global Consortium outlets. Preview is available here.