1989 marked the inception of both Japan’s United Arrows & Sons and Italy’s Slam Jam, and the duo links up for two models for adidas’ Sneaker Exchange program. They keep it classic by tackling the Gazelle and Campus, each done in subtle ways to reference locally-sourced materials. The Campus uses high quality organic cotton to mirror Japanese Ikeuchi and the Gazelle opts for Alcantara, a material created in 1972 by Japanese and Italian companies. Clever co-branded details hit each shoe to round out the narratives for each model.
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United Arrows & Sons x Slam Jam x adidas Consortium Campus S.E. – White ($150)
United Arrows & Sons x Slam Jam x adidas Consortium Gazelle S.E. – Chalk ($150)