ART NUMBER: 098888
MADE ON: 2008
MADE IN: CHINA
The adidas Stockholm is arguably one of the most popular models from the European city series, it is also one of the hardest models to come across, both in shops and on the internet. This is mainly down to the fact that the adidas Stockholm has rarely been re-issued and is highly sought after by adidas collectors worldwide.
Originally released in the late 70’s the model featured the colours of the Swedish flag, blue being the primary colour and yellow being the secondary, the colours blend in well with the use of suede and leather throughout the shoe. The model was also one of the first non sport related trainers that Adidas produced and was based towards the casual/ lifestyle end of the market.
Models like the Stockholm, London, Dublin and Berlin became very popular over the years and the casual silhouette of the trainer started off a fashion between certain street wear cultures. The Stockholm has seen very few remakes over the years however the colorway of the original has been used on multiple models including the adidas TRX.
One of the best re-issues according to fans of the model was the SNS consortium version from a/w 2009, it featured a fluffy grey suede body with blue leather stripes on one side of the shoe and yellow leather stripes on the other and a gum sole, another feature was the embossed trefoil and SNS logo on the heel tab of the shoe. This was an instant hit and adidas consortium stockist’s sold out nearly instantly, thus making it a highly regarded release to this date.
Text: Joel Stoddart