Adidas Is Relaunching a Classic in Colors Inspired by VHS

It beat Betamax. Now it’s coming for your sneaks.

May 1, 2018 9:00 am

It could be because New York is seeing its first days of sunlight since 2017 (that’s exactly what it is), but we’ve got summer apparel on the brain. Between our picks for floral shirts, coolers and fanny packs, we’re clearly not feeling shy about statement pieces.

Which is why we are 100% okay with rocking these Adidas, an exclusive collaboration with Size? inspired by the packaging and aesthetic of early VHS tapes.

The sneaker itself is not merely a vessel for vintage electronics nostalgia: it’s also the brand’s classic Trimm Star, first released as a lightweight training shoe in 1971 (five years before the first VHS players were put on the market by JVC in Japan, for about $4,200 in today’s dollars).

Those gum soles and ghillie-style laces coupled with the pop-art-worthy palettes? Summer look on lock.

The release date is currently unannounced due to “unforeseen circumstances,” but the brand promises updates on social media as the case unfolds.

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