adidas Consortium and Danish brand Norse Projects turns their attention to one of the more rugged runners from the adidas stable, in the form of the Torsion TRDC—an updated take on the Trediac model which first appeared towards the turn of the millennium. The original Trediac was tooled up to offer optimum performance for winter workouts and the new TRDC is a painstakingly faithful update of the silhouette, materials and technologies that made the original such a lost gem of the adidas back catalogue. The EVA midsole features an ADIPRENE heel component and sits, of course, above the Torsion System. The uppers are constructed from a blend of mesh and synthetic materials with an overall result that feels firmly rooted in the future-facing design approach of the late 90s. For their take on the Torsion TRDC, Norse Projects let these defining functional features take center-stage, with a stripped back color palette that speaks to engineering excellence and a Scandinavian sensibility in equal measure.
• Mesh upper • Molded plastic overlays • EVA midsole • adiPRENE heel component • Stabilizing Torsion System • Additional color laces • Rubber outsole