A blast from the past, with the return of the 1970s Adidas Triest City Series trainers. A limited edition, of course.
A real blast, too, as this is a reissue that doesn’t come around often. Some Adidas designs are reissued as regular as clockwork. I honestly can’t remember the last time this one became available. And that’s obviously a good thing.
There is more good news too, which is that this isn’t just confined to one retailer, and also, the stock seems (right now) in reasonable supply. But that’s unlikely to last forever in the popular sizes.
The final positive is the design. This is a great all-rounder, and being a shoe in leather, it’s probably more appropriate for the current weather. At least in the UK.
That design dates back to 1978, a lesser-seen City Series shoe named after a place some people might not be able to pick out on a map. Apart from you lot, who obviously know your stuff. For the few who don’t, Triest is in the northeast of Italy.
The reissue here has seen some subtle updates to the shoe first seen all those years ago, including the lateral labelling changing from metallic to dark green, for example. But nothing huge. It’s still instantly recognisable as the Triest.
This means a classic look made up of leather in a cream shade, which is contrasted by brown on the 3-Stripes and the heel. A rubber gum sole, as you would expect, plus crinkled tongues with Trefoil crested branding and a suede overlay on the toe.