Two of Adidas’ fan-favorite Boost shoes are getting limited-edition makeovers courtesy of Teaneck, N.J.’s Packer Shoes and Berlin-based Solebox for a globe-spanning Consortium Sneaker Exchange collaboration.
According to Adidas, this two-sneaker set, featuring the Energy Boost ($180) and Ultra Boost Mid ($240), was inspired by Iceland’s Silfra rift, a meeting point between the North America and Europe tectonic plates.
The shades of bright blue from the lake drive the color palette of the shoes, which both feature Primeknit uppers with patterns designed to mimic the lake’s rising air bubbles. This textured concept has also been applied to both models’ Boost midsoles.
Rather than simply add oceanic color tones, Packer Shoes and Solebox paid close attention to detail, with several references to the Silfra rift’s depth chart lines and the exact longitude/latitude coordinates of each retailer’s stores throughout the uppers.
As an added twist, the retailers took the Consortium Sneaker Exchange collaboration to new heights by borrowing each other’s respective typefaces for branding on the sneakers.
This collection will release on Nov. 4 exclusively from Packer Shoes and Solebox in-store and online, and global Consortium retailers will stock the shoes on Nov. 11.
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