Jul 22, 2022
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Adidas launches latest Craig Green shoe with transparent details

Jul 22, 2022

Adidas Originals has linked with Craig Green to unveil the CG Squash Polta AKH, a new style that’s “a tribute to Adidas design heritage”. It launches on 27 July.

The new Craig Green shoe for Adidas Originals - DR

The shoe is a recreation of the 1988 Squash, a performance style “built for swift and nimble movement”, but now “reconsidered for the 21st century using a transparent mesh upper, exposing and celebrating the shoe’s integral layers”.

It’s an interesting design with the internal construction revealed both with that transparent upper and a cutaway outsole to show the foam midsole, “revealing the industrial colours that are usually left hidden, through exposing them and keeping them in their raw form”.

The company said it’s “a fresh take on the ghost layers that are a signature of Green’s work with Adidas Originals”.

The transparent upper is printed with the Adidas 3-Stripes, “creating different transparencies where it crosses with the internal construction”. 

And the inner canvas is also on show and is printed with the 1988 serial number of the original shoe design, F.6314b Squash. 

The company has retained a suede trim around the outer sole and a perforated tongue to “maintain a design dialogue with the original shoe”.

The style also has new laces, combining three fine laces that are joined together at the tip, “evoking the spirit of the 3-Stripes”. There’s also Craig Green and Adidas branding on the shoe.

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