Adidas is launching a-multi season collaboration with footwear brand Hender Scheme.
Ryo Kashiwazaki created his first pair of handmade leather trainers in Tokyo 7 years ago, and has continued to take iconic styles and recreate them using high quality leathers and the artisan techniques of high end, formal footwear brands. His creations soon became a staple among streetwear enthusiasts and hip hop stars, at first across Japan and then wordwide due to their unique look and exclusivity.
The collaboration with Adidas will feature three of the brand’s iconic styles, the Micro Pacer, NMD and Superstar, produced entirely by hand with the same leathers and bespoke techniques as previous Hender Scheme styles, and will bare both of the companies logos. Around 300 pairs of each style are due to be created, with the retailing price being set around $1000.
Speaking to Business of Fashion Adidas Orignal’s senior design director Arman Eykurt stated:
We think what Ryo-san does elevates our profile instead of denigrating it, the way a counterfeit product does.
The collection is due to be released within the next few weeks.