Prophere: A bold new shoe from adidas Originals

Prophere: A bold new shoe from adidas Originals

In a world of NMDs and EQTs, it’s great when something comes along and cuts through the noise. Something to freshen things up. That’s not to say that we don’t admire the NMD or EQT – both silhouettes have been super-successful and are very easy on the eye – but it’s always exciting to see something totally different. adidas Originals’ latest shoe is exactly that.

On Monday, the Tessuti team headed down to Wringer & Mangle in East London for the launch of the newest trainer from the adidas Originals stable: Prophere. You won’t have heard much about it. There’s been little online and no real leaks or discussions of note so for a shoe that’s so loud, it’s been kept very quiet…

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The Prophere is a world away from the EQT and NMD. At first glance, it looks like the lovechild of an Ultraboost and a Nike Huarache. adidas is calling it an ‘aggressive silhouette’ and it’s absolutely right. The jagged edges on the midsole catch your eye instantly and the one-piece knit upper has vibrant pops of colour, while the heel is elasticated and sticks out like a shoe horn giving it a futuristic feel but still paying homage to 90s-led design trends that we’re seeing a lot of right now.

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The Prophere launch was attended by the cream of London’s influencers and bloggers. The underground concept of the shoe went hand in hand with performances from some of the best underground talent from London’s music scene. Rapper Suspect kicked things off before Fredo, a fellow London grime MC, took to the stage with the final act being Harlem Spartans, pioneers of drill music from South London.

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We’re looking forward to getting our hands on the brave new Prophere. It arrives on December 15th (just in time for Christmas) and costs a very reasonable £90.

See a few more images from the Prophere launch event below and shop our latest footwear here.

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