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!