Fashion is an industry largely coursed on a cyclical track. Trends tend to orbit around this cycle, but the things that are truly great are truly great a couple of times over. In the ’80s, especially in Europe, the Terrace movement and soccer aesthetics reigned heavily on the style conscious. Decades later, adidas Originals takes influence from that time to help shape its all-new Kamanda silhouette.
Terracewear was fueled by a spirited defiance of traditional style values. Its alternative point of view is referenced through the adidas Kamanda, which opts for distinction via style roads less traveled. The translucent gum cup sole pulls from soccer heritage while equally standing in union with Terrace footwear of the ’80s. What’s more, clear nods to the Samba OG are seen throughout the nubuck centric style. Comfort is centered around an EVA drop-in and a cozy suede footbed. Mesh tongue construction aids that cause to an even greater degree.
The shoe’s overarching sportswear aesthetic is the driving force here. And while much of the silhouette is slanted towards an elder era, contemporary styling stands at the forefront of the design as well. The overall shaping and time-honored “what’s old is new again” theme solidifies this spring/summer 2018 release.
Look for the adidas Kamanda to debut in Oxblood and Black colorways on April 28 at adidas.com/kamanda.
Release Date: April 28, 2018