[ EAT MORE SHOES ]
After twenty seven years we finally see the return of adidas’ 1985 running model, the Phantom. Originals have dug down deep into their archives once again and have brought one of their most sought after runners back to life.
In an era when other companies were using synthetic materials on their shoes to make them lighter and slightly cheaper, the Phantoms utilized real suede and nylon mesh on the upper with a 3M heel tab so that you could clearly be seen on your late night jogs. The use of these materials helped the silhouette stand out from the crowd and also made it easier to wear on a more casual basis rather than just for training, eventually leading to its fusion with street wear and casual culture.