adidas x Raf Simons SS16 Collection
adidas has revealed the results of its latest collaboration with Belgian designer Raf Simons, carrying over some of its key footwear styles for Spring/Summer 2016 with 17 different pairs on offer.
Raf Simons, the Christian Dior creative director, has put his signature minimalist mark on a range of adidas’ classic training styles, including the iconic Stan Smith, Ozweego 2 and Response Trail, alongside a brand new style that’s caught our interest: the Stan Smith Strap.
Hailing Simons’ love for the shoe as an “obsession”, the updated Stan Smith will be available in the classic White we’ve come to know and adore, Copper, Silver, Blush Yellow, Ash Pink and Night Marine, with each pair donning the designer’s signature ‘R’ punched into the side of each shoe.
The iconic silhouette also sees itself adapted to create the rather intriguing new Stan Smith Strap with the three-stripes being used as a strap system, which is said to be “a new twist of refinement to the original comfort Velcro straps from the 1980s”.
Meanwhile, the Ozweega 2 has an unmistakably futuristic feel and will be available in Khaki, Deep Green and Black colourways. Completing the line-up is the Response Trail in White/Green and Red/Blue, finished with two TPU heel spoilers for an equally high-tech look.
The full adidas x Raf Simons Spring/Summer 2016 collection will launch next year in February at various outlets, including adidasx.com, Dover Street Market, Selfridges and Harvey Nichols, with prices set to start at around the £200 mark.