Derived from the natural habitat of the Superstar the monochromatic warm grey of the Metropolis resonates a bare concrete essence, retaining the contemporary aesthetics of its native urban origins. The shoes appearance blends harmoniously with the modern city architecture and could even be taken for camouflage in this environment. Apart from the aesthetic standpoint there is a rather practical element to the color too, as it is naturally more forgiving regarding the dusty side-effects of inner city life.
With the choice of an ultra soft suede leather for the Metropolis's complete upper, the juxtaposition to concrete couldn't be more of a contrast. What comes as a surprise on this Superstar is the fact that even the most iconic part of the shoe, the shell toe, is actually executed in this same suede. Apart from the subtle contrast stitching the upper as well as outsole, leather lining, and slim cotton laces are completely uniform in color. Silver foil embossed Consortium signets on both tongues, silver all-over printed insoles and, most recognizably, the individual numbering on both heel tabs appear as the only visual markers for this limited edition highlight.
The adidas Superstar 80v Metropolis is released in an edition of 1000 pairs and will be launched on November 13th at No.42 Paris, No.74 Berlin and selected Consortium retailers. We will a very limited amount of pairs available both in-store and via our web store.