adidas & Stefan Glerum
For our final post on the adidas Consortium 'Your Story' sneaker collection, we're taking a look at the Decade Hi collaboration with Amsterdam-based illustrator Stefan Glerum...
As we've mentioned before, the 'Your Story' project sees nine creative’s collaborating on a range of silhouettes from the Consortium F/W11 collection. Chosen from Olympic cities around the world, the selected creative partners were asked to take inspiration from their own past Olympic memories, translating them on to a shoe.
Glerum chose to represent Amsterdam with a fairly subdued Decade Hi, featuring a navy blue and white colourway with a pop of red around the ankle collar. The shoes utilise a mix of nylon and leather, with the tongue displaying an interesting detail of three crosses - something which was inspired by the Amsterdam city flag. Both the outer sole and insole also features one of Glerum's illustrations; a 'fuller-figured' woman pole-vaulting...
We've decided to only show the 'artist' collaborations (including illustrator Kate Moross, photographer Shaniqwa Jarvis and, of course, Stefan Glerum) indepth here on the Art & Sole website, but the rest of the 'Your Story' collection includes shoes from fashion designer Jim Thompson, sneaker collector Quote, musician DJ Muro, singer/songwriter Aloe Blacc,
In addition to the nine collaborative shoes in the collection, adidas Originals has also designed a tenth shoe, marking their 20th year of involvement in the Olympics with a BC silhouette. Created in a colourway inspired by the original adidas Olympia, a selection of sockliners celebrate classic silhouettes from the brand’s deep connection with Olympic history.
The adidas Decade Hi by Stefan Glerum is available at select retailers now.