New York Past Arsham (Core White)

by adidas Originals


adidas Originals has worked closely with renowned American artist Daniel Arsham to create a collaborative take on the archive adidas New York silhouette, channeling the NY-based artist's distinctive aesthetic into a footwear release loaded with subtle details and stylistic elements.

Informed by Arsham's fascination with the concept of archeology and 20th century cultural artifacts, the release reimagines adidas' archive running silhouette in deteriorated canvas construction with frayed edges, rendered in a completely tonal chalk white.

Though its understated design strips the New York silhouette to its rawest form, concealed elements then make nods to Arsham's ethos of discovery and hidden meaning; joint-branding on each shoe's tongue is countered with screen printed 'Daniel Arsham' and 'Past' details on the underside, whilst the shoe's classic dellinger mesh midsole has been treated with an ultraviolet ink print which, when placed under UV light, reads 'THE PAST IS PRESENT'.  Finishing touches include white laces with painted metal tips and exclusive packaging, completing the elevated mood of the release.