Sneakers Magazine x KangaROOS Omnicoil "Absinthe".

by Henrik Buzzi


SNEAKERS MAGAZINE was first released in 2009 and it was exactly in that period of time, that it accompanied the comeback of KangaROOS in the sneaker scene. For this collab they  picked up the ancient theme of absinthe. A century-old tradition and a connoisseurculture, the world of absinthe is full of rituals and myths. These are the cornerstones that dominate the striking colorway and design language of the shoe. The running silhouette is also noteworthy because when they first met with KangaROOS they had discovered the running silhouette that is used for the “ABSINTHE” in an old catalogue of the brand. The Omnicoil is a typical child of the golden era of sneakers and a legitimate successor to the Coil R1. In the course of the year, it will celebrate its comeback as an inline product in many different colorways. It’s the best-possible choice for this collaboration and the first colorway of the Omnicoil to be released. The wedge shape is the dominant feature of the silhouette, celebrated in sneaker circles worldwide. Just like the Coil R1, the Omnicoil features the space-approved DYNACOIL cushioning system. The upper is made of classic mesh. The bright, absinthe-green highlights on black suede reflect the spirit of the early 90s. From August 15 the SNEAKERS MAGAZINE X KangaROOS Omnicoil “ABSINTHE” will be available in limited quantities from selected stores across Europe.