Created to capture the essence of modern football culture, adidas Originals Sobakov is a blend of contemporary design and classic, nostalgic touches.
A thick, stretch-knit upper sets the Sobakov apart from the previous generation of terrace wear – taking the Three Stripes’ modern design philosophy to reposition the idea of terrace style for the modern game, and the new generation of fans.
Reflective 3 stripes wrap the back of the shoe as a call back to the iconic Predator Precision from ’00, which, sat atop a newly designed sculpted herringbone patterned outsole, creates a new, distinctive silhouette.
Comparing it to terrace classics like the Gazelle, you can see how big a difference a few design tweaks makes. While both follow the basic ‘flat gum sole, monotone upper with contrasting stripes’ formula, the Sobakov’s unstructured knit upper sculpted sole completely changes the shape. The result is very much a terrace shoe for the Yeezy generation.
The colourways are again a mix of timeless and 2018; no-nonsense black, white and gum keep things familiar to original terrace fans, while Clear Orange and Sesame are more like a premier league 3rd kit – the contemporary twist.
From the terrace to the streets, the Sobakov collection is available online now. Check them out here.