Another special summer surprise from our friends with the Three Stripes, the ADIDAS ORIGINALS CONSORTIUM X FOOTPATROL EDBERG 86 is a real treat – and timed perfectly with the fortnight of tennis action over at Wimbledon. If you had even a slight interest in tennis in the 1980s, you’d be well aware of Stefan Edberg: one of the greatest tennis players of his era, whose skills and sporting rivalry with Ivan Lendl made headlines across the world. And, to give a modern-day perspective on it, he’s currently coaching Roger Federer: that pretty much says it all.
The ADIDAS EDBERG 86 itself is an unsung hero from the incredible adidas tennis series of the ’80s. Back when the emphasis was on creating clean colourways and ensuring comfort, many of the best shoes from this era are still highly respected today. This excellent reissue takes the original shoe and turns it into a Wimbledon-appropriate bowl of strawberries, adding a drizzle of cream detailing for the perfect dessert-and-sport themed finish. Red has been the colour of the moment for a while now, and these should be a definite pick-up for anyone looking for something exceptional. A classic adidas shoe in a special, limited colourway: what more needs to be said?
The ADIDAS ORIGINALS CONSORTIUM X FOOTPATROL EDBERG 86 is now available via the link-through below.