adidas Originals Release Trainers Inspired by the Berlin Subway
Like many adopted Londoners, at Average Joes we have a long-standing love-hate relationship with the Underground. Yes, we hate the connecting walk between Bank/Embankment, but we do absolutely love the design that goes into the Tube’s advertising and branding.
Which is why we’re massive fans of a new trainer collaboration between adidas Originals and Berlin’s public transport network Berliner Verkehsbetriebe. Officially named the adidas Originals EQT Support 93/Berlin trainer, the multi-coloured camouflage-style print shoe resembles the pattern typical of BVG seat covers, Berlin’s city subway.
adidas first launched the EQT Support ADV in 90s. The trainer quickly became an icon among the youth of East Berlin following the fall of the Berlin Wall. The 2018 update will be limited to just 500 pairs, with the brand paying tribute to the city’s diverse streetwear culture.
The EQT Support 93/Berlin sees the classic model updated in a black mesh canvas with white leather inserts, with the subway-seat print covering the TPU plastic that wraps the ankles. As well as featuring adidas’ iconic three stripes in black, the shoe also comes with yellow laces and a chunky white midsole.
The adidas Originals EQT Support 93/Berlin is released today (16th January 2018), coinciding with the 90th anniversary of BVG public transport, which opened in 1928. As well as the trainers, buyers will also receive an annual season ticket for the BVG – in the form of a pair of fabric tickets attached to the tongues – which gives wearers unlimited access to Berlin public transport from 16th January to 31st December in 2018.