Superstar 80 LE Vault
Adidas Consortium reunites with Singapore-based retailer Limited Edt and presents a luxury rendition of the Superstar. The release is a follow up to Limited Edt's stunning pack in 2015 and coincides with the refitting of their Vault store.
The new store maintains a hidden special section modeled on a bank vault and references the sublime interiors of gentlemen's clubs decorated in burgundy, gold and mahogany. It stocks exclusive footwear alongside presentations of special editions and the rarest sneakers.
Limited Edt takes the Superstar silhouette and reworks the model to pay homage to their Vault store. While its previous collaboration with adidas Consortium was unequivocally bold, this one plays with contrasts. The outside of the upper is the more refined section. In burnished burgundy and with the stripes removed, it looks reminiscent of a dress shoe. As well as arriving in a similar color to the store’s interior, Limited Edt draws inspiration from smoking jackets and cigar rooms. The grade on the shell toe reimagines the Superstar’s signature detail as though it was part of a leather sofa. The result is an luxurious and understated profile.
The medial part of the Limited Edt Superstar is bolder. It shows a detail from the 2015 ZX Flux which was covered with floral, Batik-inspired patterns. The complex dying method is traditionally used in Southeast Asia and in 2017 Limited Edt incorporates this regional element as an embroidery. In greens, red, gold, and blue, it is a rich and eye-catching explosion of color.
Limited Edt's ambition was to create a Superstar that was clean on the outside and detailed on the inside – both sophisticated and flamboyant – and it manages to do both. It literally just depends on one's point of view!