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adidas celebrates 30th equipment anniversary with 16 sneakers

09/03/2021
adidas celebrates 30th equipment anniversary with 16 sneakers

The adidas Equipment Line will be thirty years old in 2021. This will of course be celebrated. The sports brand is releasing sixteen new kicks, twelve of which are collaborations.

adidas Equipment

The adidas Equipment line was first released in 1991. Robert Strasser and Peter Moore designed this line. The two gentlemen first worked at Nike and switched to adidas in the late 1980s.

The EQT line emerged as a strategy to earn a larger market share. For this reason, the models were very practical and functional, such as the Race Walk and the Running Support 93.

The impact of the functionality of the running shoes in the EQT line allowed Strasser and Moore to design more functional shoes. For example, they have created several tennis, rugby and golf shoes.

adidas EQT collection 2021

To celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of this sneaker line, adidas releases sixteen new pairs. These pairs are based on the earlier models, but also a new silhouette makes an appearance. Twelve of these models are collaborations.

For an overview of the new collection, adidas has launched a new website. On this website you can see all sixteen pairs and read more about the collabs. Click on the button below to visit the site.

adidas EQT Running Support 93 - designed in Herzogenaurach, Germany

The adidas Running Support 93 has an upper made with suede and mesh. Grey, white, black and petrol green cover both the top and bottom of the sneaker.

adidas EQT Running Support 93

Footpatrol x adidas EQT Running Support 93 - designed in London, United Kingdom

The Running Support 93 shown in the image below has been designed in collaboration with Footpatrol. Footpatrol studied the three highest mountains in the United Kingdom and applied their inspiration to the model.

Footpatrol x adidas EQT Running Support 93

Livestock x adidas EQT Running Support 93 - designed in Vancouver, Canada

On the model below you can see different prints that are inspired by the design process. Prototyping, testing and development are the three principles of this cooperation between adidas and Livestock.

Livestock x adidas EQT Running Support 93

Carnival x adidas EQT Running Support 93 - designed in Bangkok, Thailand

The latest Running Support 93 is designed with Carnival. The orchid, the national flower of Thailand, played a major role in inspiring the design.

Carnival x adidas EQT Running Support 93

adidas CSG Equipment 91 - designed in Herzogenaurach, Germany

This adidas CSG Equipment 91 is an ode to the functionality of the very first Equipment running shoes. This model features the same colours as the Running Support 93 of adidas itself.

adidas CSG Equipment 91

Extra Butter x adidas CSG Equipment 91 - designed in New York, United States

The collaboration with Extra Butter has a special theme, namely National Dog Day. The upper features various details that hint at 'Man's Best Friend'.

Extra Butter x CSG 91

Overkill x adidas CSG Equipment 91 - designed in Berlin, Germany

There are a lot of bright colours on the collaboration with Overkill. Green, blue and pink accents cover the upper and sole.

Overkill x CSG 91

Mita Sneakers x adidas CSG Equipment 91 - designed in Tokyo, Japan

For the design of this sneaker, Mita studied old advertisements of adidas' Equipment line. The sentence "Runners. Yeah, we're different." further inspired the Japanese boutique.

Mita Sneakers x adidas CSG Equipment 91

adidas Equipment Prototype 2021 - designed in Herzogenaurach, Germany

For its 30th anniversary, adidas is launching a new model, the Prototype 2021. The upper is white with grey and petrol green accents.

 Prototype 2021

Atmos x adidas Equipment Prototype 2021 - designed in Tokyo, Japan

The collaboration with Atmos is inspired by speed. Speed has a big role in running. This is what the sneaker is ultimately about.

Atmos x adidas Equipment Prototype 2021

Politics x adidas Equipment Prototype 2021 - designed in New Orleans, United States

Politics from New Orleans was also invited by adidas to unleash their ideas on the new model. The inspiration for this sneaker is Seymore D. Fair. This is the mascot of the World Fair Expo in the eighties.

Politics x Prototype 2021

solebox x adidas Equipment Prototype 2021 - designed in Brussels, Belgium

For the design of the sneaker below, solebox took inspiration from the technical details of motor sport uniforms. The upper therefore features a host of functional materials.

solebox x adidas Equipment Prototype 2021

adidas Equipment Race Walk - designed in Herzogenaurach, Germany

The adidas Equipment Race Walk of course has the white and petrol green accents on the upper. This running shoe originally comes from 1991.

Race Walk

Commonwealth x adidas Equipment Race Walk - designed in Los Angeles, United States

Commonwealth used a variety of materials for the design of the upper, including a reflective textile. The midsole is poison green, so you'll stand out from the crowd with this pair on your feet.

Commonwealth x adidas Race Walk

Limited Edt x adidas Equipment Race Walk - designed in Singapore, Malaysia

The collaboration with Limited Edt was inspired by the F1 Night Race that takes place during the Grand Prix in Signapore. The dark and bright accents on the upper are clearly recognisable.

Limited Edt x Race Walk

Hanon x adidas Equipment Race Walk - designed in Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Hanon have taken inspiration from the clubs where British workers sat in the 1990s and bring back the nostalgia of the past with this design. The upper features brown, orange and blue accents.

Hanon x adidas Race Walk

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