Kasina x adidas Consortium Superstar

by Henrik Buzzi

This month the Consortium Tour hits South Korea, arriving at sneaker emporium Kasina in Seoul. With each edition of the Consortium Tour adidas has offered an established retailer a footwear silhouette as a blank canvas and asked them to develop something new and unique.

Construction is a cornerstone of Korean design and so is the idea of embracing traditional methods in the creation of modern styles. Set in the mid-20th century, Kasina imagined this time as the birth hour of the Superstar. Their archetype version is inspired by that period’s aesthetic, the generation-old craft, and takes cues from classic saddle shoes. There is vintage colour, high-quality leathers, narrow, understated stripes, but still the shape and the unmistakable shell toe. The Kasina Superstar represents heritage footwear from an imagined past – it works with stunning effect. Releasing August 20 at selected retailers such as END!