A threeway in the streetwear world? Say word.
The adidas Consortium x UNDFTD x Neighborhood Spring 2014 Pack relies on nostalgia and swashbuckling as selling points, and every piece in the collection is pulled off rather smoothly. The Japanese-founded Neighborhood scales back on the cut and sew looks from past seasons and goes simple with UNDFTD for a modified Jolly Roger sitting atop the five strikes logo on the tees from this release. No extra long length, and none of those retarded slits or zippers on the side either. Thanks for that useless trend, Yeezy.
Let’s get to the shoes though. The Micropacer was way ahead of its time in the ’80s, but now it looks like a simple runner with a Casio on the tongue. Still dope. Clean lines and minimal branding let the shoe speak for itself. Definitely for our Euro brethren or any other retro runner geeks out there.
The Official Mid ’80s has more universal appeal for spring and summer. Sharing a similar shape to shoes from the same time period, the ante is upped using thick suede and an all leather tongue with simple logos from UNDFTD and Neighborhood on the heel. An all around winner for damn near any occasion that doesn’t require some hard bottoms.
The adidas Consortium x UNDFTD x Neighborhood Spring 2014 Collection releases April 12th at Undftd locations, the April 19th worldwide.