East African Motifs Inspire Pharrell Williams adidas SOLARHU Capsule Collection

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                                The adidas <a href="https://www.adidas.com/us/pharrell" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">SOLARHU Capsule Collection</a> is the epitome of global multiculturalism: a German athletic wear company partnering with an African American musical icon in the exploration of East African design motifs, each flourished with Chinese lettering.
Represented in four bold colorways – Power Blue, Clear Blue, Black, and White – each design evokes traditional East African weaving techniques across the sleek NMD silhouette, most notably along the printed collar. Adidas Originals partnership with Pharrell Williams has long explored the cultural inspiration beyond the traditional reach of hip-hop sneaker culture. This latest SOLARHU capsule collection is arguably the most inspired, with bold color combinations and rich textural patterns all harkening to traditional and modern designs from the African continent.

Reflective of the global reach of sneaker culture, each SOLARHU is embroidered across the Primeknit upper, spelling out ‘Empower’ and ‘Inspire’ in Chinese characters.

The collection of sneakers is accompanied alongside patterned tops and jackets
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adidas Originals Never Made Collection Connects Past to Present

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                                In the pantheon of favorite kicks, the adidas Micropacer ranks high on our list of sneakers we&#8217;ve worn throughout the years (we never tire of the LCD microcomputer harbored within the style&#8217;s left tongue). Which partially explains our enthusiasm about seeing the silhouette refreshed with contemporary manufacturing and material technologies, alongside seven other archival silhouettes spanning in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s under the banner of the <a href="https://www.adidas.co.uk/nevermade"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Never Made Collection</a>.
Unlike the Futurepacer, the recent futuristic rendition of the Micropacer, the MicropacerxR1 is topped with the recognizable archival-inspired silhouettes harkening back to its 1984 Olympics roots (aka the Los Angeles Summer Games), but now sports the cushioned material technology of current NMD Boost soles. The Never Made Collection isn’t just a single assortment, but comprised of three distinct groupings of sneakers, each separated by decades: the 1970s Line of Descent, 1980s Genealogy of NMD, and the 1990s Genetically Modified
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The Adidas Grit Emulates the Sinking Feeling of Running on Sand

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                                Running on soft sand sucks. Even amongst professional athletes, the explosive speed and lasting endurance normally on tap evaporates quickly when feet hit sand. But research shows the risk of injury declines while endurance improves training upon the impact-absorbing surface. Thus, the workout has garnered popularity with professional athletes and fitness enthusiasts alike. Designer <a href="https://www.aarishnetarwala.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Aarish Netarwala&#8217;s</a> resistance-producing concept shoes for Adidas replicates the same physical challenge with a baroque 3D-printed lattice designed to suck away energy and strengthen muscles with every foot strike – all without the hassle of getting sand in-between the toes.

“Fatigue Faster” doesn’t normally have a ring to it, but in explosive strength optimization, it might sell.

Athletes have long turned to running on sand to strengthen muscles and improve endurance, all without the wear and tear associated with pounding concrete. It’s a habit Netarwala observed amongst athletes training across the challenging sandy incline of Sand
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The adidas Originals ARCHIVE M1 Watch Series

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                                Fancy a wristwatch designed to complement your favorite adidas Originals kicks? The <a href="http://www.adidaswatches.com/us/en/archive"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">adidas Watches ARCHIVE M1</a> alludes to the square digital display designs of the 1970s and 1980s, when the likes of Casio offered LED displays accompanied with chunky and satisfying-to-press buttons. The brand&#8217;s Fall/Winter 2018 collection offers three new colors, each boldly accentuated with contrast colors referencing the brand&#8217;s most popular footwear.
The upcoming ARCHIVE M1 seasonal release joins a previously launched 4-color collection finished in metallics, offered now with the same stainless steel case with hardened mineral crystal attached to a 24mm width, 5-link stainless steel bracelet with a 50 meter/5 ATM water rating. Alongside the ARCHIVE series, the Fall/Winter 2018 updates brings a refresh of new colors to the quartz movement pop-aesthetic PROCESS and the refined minimalism of the DISTRICT.

The ARCHIVE M1’s sculpted buttons and squared case harkens back to the digital wristwatches of the 1970s-1980s, when large

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The adidas Originals ARCHIVE M1 Watch Series

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                                Fancy a wristwatch designed to complement your favorite adidas Originals kicks? The <a href="http://www.adidaswatches.com/us/en/archive"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">adidas Watches ARCHIVE M1</a> alludes to the square digital display designs of the 1970s and 1980s, when the likes of Casio offered LED displays accompanied with chunky and satisfying-to-press buttons. The brand&#8217;s Fall/Winter 2018 collection offers three new colors, each boldly accentuated with contrast colors referencing the brand&#8217;s most popular footwear.
The upcoming ARCHIVE M1 seasonal release joins a previously launched 4-color collection finished in metallics, offered now with the same stainless steel case with hardened mineral crystal attached to a 24mm width, 5-link stainless steel bracelet with a 50 meter/5 ATM water rating. Alongside the ARCHIVE series, the Fall/Winter 2018 updates brings a refresh of new colors to the quartz movement pop-aesthetic PROCESS and the refined minimalism of the DISTRICT.

The ARCHIVE M1’s sculpted buttons and squared case harkens back to the digital wristwatches of the 1970s-1980s, when large

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The adidas Originals ARCHIVE M1 Watch Series

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/adidas-originals-archive-m1-watch/adidas-archivem1-life-4/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/adidas-archivem1-life-4-810x569.jpg" alt="The adidas Originals ARCHIVE M1 Watch Series" /></a>
                                Fancy a wristwatch designed to complement your favorite adidas Originals kicks? The <a href="http://www.adidaswatches.com/us/en/archive"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">adidas Watches ARCHIVE M1</a> alludes to the square digital display designs of the 1970s and 1980s, when the likes of Casio offered LED displays accompanied with chunky and satisfying-to-press buttons. The brand&#8217;s Fall/Winter 2018 collection offers three new colors, each boldly accentuated with contrast colors referencing the brand&#8217;s most popular footwear.
The upcoming ARCHIVE M1 seasonal release joins a previously launched 4-color collection finished in metallics, offered now with the same stainless steel case with hardened mineral crystal attached to a 24mm width, 5-link stainless steel bracelet with a 50 meter/5 ATM water rating. Alongside the ARCHIVE series, the Fall/Winter 2018 updates brings a refresh of new colors to the quartz movement pop-aesthetic PROCESS and the refined minimalism of the DISTRICT.

The ARCHIVE M1’s sculpted buttons and squared case harkens back to the digital wristwatches of the 1970s-1980s, when large

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Adidas Valley’s Colorful and Casual Workspace by Actincommon

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                                <a href="http://actincommon.com/en/adidas-valley-2/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Adidas Valley</a> is an open workspace within the Adidas headquarters in Herzogenaurach, Germany, that offers its employees a casual spot to catch up on some work, meet up with a colleague, or take a break. Designed by Berlin-based <a href="http://actincommon.com/en/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Actincommon</a>, the project features platforms that weave in and out of beds of plants creating a working landscape. The layers include different types of tables and seating that help break up the massive space into smaller, less overwhelming zones.
The cold concrete floors and bland office building details become the backdrop to a vivid palette of mostly primary colors, as well as touches of turquoise. A floating conference room rests atop a wooden deck with bold yellow curtains for the walls that can open and close when privacy is needed. A yellow floor and black furnishings complete the hard-to-miss space within a space. They even added a smoothie bar for Adidas
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Wardrobe.NYC’s “Anti–fast Fashion” Sport Collection

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                                As someone who has long harbored dreams of cleaning out their closet and starting completely anew with a capsule wardrobe – a collection of essential, complementary, and interchangeable pieces of clothing that work together no matter their combination – <a href="https://www.wardrobe.nyc/collections/02-sport-man"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Wardrobe.NYC&#8217;s</a> 10-piece set Sport collection seems an awful temptation to turn a musing into reality.
Conceived as an e-commerce-only venture by designer Josh Goot and stylist Christine Centenera, Wardrobe.NYC launched with an introductory made in Italy, 8-piece collection of tailored silhouettes cut from a minimalist eye. The “anti–fast fashion” ethos of the original collection for fashionistas looking to simplify their lives continues into the realm of athleisure wear for both men and women. The second round comes by way of a monochromatic, pre-packaged 10-piece collection priced at $1,500. To keep things simple and costs down, shoppers are limited to only choosing a size per item; no additional colors or styles are offered.
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Studio Hagel Remixes 3D Printed Adidas ALPHAEDGE 4D

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                                Oxygen and light applied onto liquid polymer. That&#8217;s the formula <a href="https://www.adidas.com/us"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Adidas</a> is using to manufacture their latest generation of footwear, the <a href="https://www.adidas.com/us/alphaedge-4d-shoes/AC8485.html"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">ALPHAEDGE 4D</a>. Digital Light Synthesis was developed with <a href="https://www.carbon3d.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Carbon</a> to allow the footwear makers to tailor midsole structure for cushioning, stability, and comfort specific to the weight and activity of its wearer. Now Amsterdam’s <a href="http://www.studiohagel.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Studio Hagel</a> is using the 3D-printed midsoles and compositing a hybrid shoe as componetry to reconstruct their own unique hi-top reinterpretation.
From Andy Barr, Adidas’s global category director for running:
With AlphaEdge 4D our goal is to enhance the athlete’s preparation for their sport. Running is the foundation of every athlete’s training and at adidas we understand that each athlete exhibits different movement patterns based on their sport, stature and gender.
The original goals of the ALPHAEDGE 4D as stated above – available domestically in the US since February – may have been motivated in
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7 Minimalist Sneakers to Maximize Your Wardrobe

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                                I love fancy footworks as much as the next person and believe that a great outfit can be ruined (or at the very least, go undocumented) with a bad choice in shoes (nothing a little photo-cropping can’t fix to salvage that photo though). However, when it comes to sneakers, I hail from the “less is more” camp, even while ‘Dad shoes’ and retro ‘sneaks are making a comeback. Simple, minimalist sneakers just have a soft spot in my heart, especially when they’re well-made and classically designed with modern elements. I’m also more inclined to hand over $200 when I think about how many outfits can go with a minimalist sneaker over a maximalist one.
If you’re in the market for a pair of fresh new kicks, here are 7 current favorites that our Tech Editor Gregory and I rounded up to help with your window shopping.
  1. Rennes by Oliver
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