adidas CNTR x Hanon
ART NUMBER: Q33939
MADE ON: 11/12
MADE IN: VIETNAM
FACTORY: SHW 675001
The adidas CNTR were originally a running shoe known as the Centaur in 1984.This silhouette is a collaborative effort between Hanon, adidas and was chosen to be part of the adidas Consortium series. Although not the most popular of adidas Originals models, those well versed in classics would jump at the chance to own a pair or add another to their collection. This was also the first time the Centaur had been reissued which added to the excitement.
The CNTR kept with the classic ZX look. The upper stitching remains intact as if it were an original shoe. The colourway is contrasting greys, with the back and upper in darker grey suede neatly balanced by a lighter grey nubuck and silver mesh towards the front. The reason for the charcoal colouring as explained by Hanon was to reflect the darker winter months and the silver radiances found in the summer. Red accents on the sole, inner and heel represent Aberdeen Football Club.
Visually this collab attempts to mirror the Scottish City, also known as the Granite City. The ‘Keep on burning’ flame found on the left heel of the shoe incorporates Hanon’s slogan, subtly representing Hannon as well as metaphorically implying how fire the shoe is.
The most exciting part of the shoe is that of the reflective laces and speckled 3 Stripe patterns that react to the light. This again adds character whilst embodying Aberdeen’s seasons. Each shoe comes with a silver foil label and 3 sets of laces. For Hanon it is the additional features of a shoe that add personality.
Text: Natiki Collins