The Return of a Casual Classic: adidas Originals Archive Athen - The Drop Date

The Return of a Casual Classic: adidas Originals Archive Athen

2017-04-10T21:11:29

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The ADIDAS ORIGINALS ARCHIVE ATHEN gets another Greek flag inspired makeover, which will drop exclusively with SIZE? later this week.

A solid shoe that first emerged in the tail end of the Swingin’ Sixties, it was originally released in 1967 under the name ‘Jaguar’, but underwent a slight identity change the following year, taking on its current day Athen moniker to fall in line with the newly launched City Series silhouettes. A middle ground between the affordable bowling shoe-esque Rekord and steeper priced Gazelle, the Athen and its other City Series counterparts were the perfect choice in casual shoes, bridging a sports-inspired trainer with lifestyle elements to create a failsafe vintage classic.

adidas revived the silhouette from the brand’s archives back in autumn, followed by a red edition in December. This month the Athen returns with another exclusive colourway, mirroring the colours of the Greek flag like the first Athen drop, but flipping it on its head to create an all white premium leather upper and blue suede 3-stripe branding, eyestays, laces, and heel tab. Final touches are added via gold foil ‘Athen’ branding and the shoe’s suction cupped signature gum Odenwald midsole (also seen on the ‘Brüssel’), adding a flawless finish to this in-demand archive favourite.Think it’s safe to say, the early birds down at size? will definitely catch the worm.

The ADIDAS ORIGINALS ARCHIVE ATHEN is set for an exclusive release on FRIDAY 14 APRIL at SIZE? stores and online via the banner below.

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