16 stores, 4 rounds, 1 champion – The inaugural Consortium Cup is a footwear design tournament pitting 16 of the world’s most renowned sneaker stores and brands against each other. The competition – the first of its kind – hosts head-to-head match-ups over the course of four weeks with one champion being voted on by the sneaker community.
Round 1 – Classics
Sometimes, a classic colorway of an all-time silhouette just can’t be beat. Sometimes, it’s only about a fresh perspective on an OG. Therefore, for our Round 1 entry in the inaugural adidas Consortium Cup, we created a contemporary take on a classic. An OG with a twist.
Convinced that a classic’s a classic for a reason, the BSTN edition of the legendary adidas Samba focuses on material stories and premium quality execution. From the eye-catching patent leather on the toe box to the iconic three stripes being dipped in super-soft black nubuck, every aspect of the upper received a special treatment without distorting the characteristic aesthetic of the OG.
While the overall look and the Samba’s unique color blocking remain unadulterated, subtle details like an elaborate chenille patch on the neoprene tongue and a PVC-reinforced eyestay featuring a BSTN Brand logo are added all over the shoe. The design in rounded out by a custom-built, molded heel tab.
In true single-elimination format, each sneaker design is pitted against one of the other entries, with the winner moving on to the next round. While the sneaker community’s vote not only determines who reaches Round 2, the winning designs of each match-up will also be produced by adidas for a limited-edition release at a later date.
Voting for Round 1 of the adidas Consortium Cup commences at noon on Thursday, February 16th. Make your voice heard, BSTN Fam, and vote on Confirmed!