SERIES: ADIDAS CITY SERIES CITY SERIES (EUROPEAN CITY SERIES)
MADE IN: WEST GERMANY
The adidas Brüssel isn’t a model you come across very often and some maybe haven’t heard of it; but to those who have the Brüssel is regarded as one of the best models to be released in the European city series. Originally made in West Germany in the early 1970’s, the Brussel featured a black suede upper with orange leather stripes, heeltab and a brown odenwald sole.
Considering the amount of City Series models that have been re-issued in the past few years, it’s a surprise that there hasn’t been a re-appearance of the Brüssel with the popularity of the model among adidas fans and trainer collectors alike. adidas did however release the London model in the Brüssel’s colorway in September 2010, which was an instant hit for fans of the colorway. It didn’t go down as well with adidas purists due to the fact that it wasn’t an actual Brüssel mould that was used for the release.
Regardless of the form that the Brüssel is produced in, it remains a classic among many and will do so for a very long time to come.
Text: Joel Stoddart