It looks like one of Adidas’ retro sneakers. The Adidas Iniki Runner, though, is an entirely new silhouette that pairs authentic vintage styling with modern technologies and materials.
Styled to look like first-generation running shoes (think Nike and Adidas in the early days), these shoes would have looked perfectly at home on the feet of sneakerheads from three and four decades back. It even uses the same materials that composed running shoes in the 70s and 80s, albeit with newer, more advanced versions that deliver a better level of performance.
The Adidas Iniki Runner has an upper cut in two-way stretch mesh with vintage suede overlays, along with a shiny mesh material and perforated Three Strips branding for the tongue. While it is, technically, a runner, it’s not designed to be the first choice for your daily running shoes. Instead, it’s a lifestyle sneaker that’s designed to keep you comfortable through long days of standing and walking while gallivanting around the city.
As with many of their modern running shoes, these kicks come with Boost cushioning to deliver an excellent energy return, along with a webbed rubber outsole for traction over any kind of city terrain. Other features include a hidden sock construction for easily slipping on and off, cotton laces with metal tips, a deconstructed heel cap, and an Ortholine sockliner.
Available now, the Adidas Iniki Runner is priced at £89.95.