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For FW19, adidas Consortium has teamed up with Perth-based sneaker and apparel retailer Highs and Lows in their latest celebration of the Torsion System Technology. Founded in 2005 by Matt Thomas, the first Highs and Lows store aimed to be the go-to destination in Australia for those who shared its founder’s love of sneaker and streetwear culture. Few would argue that it hasn’t achieved this coveted goal, with two subsequent stores compounding its position. A host of highly sought-after sneaker collaborations have also played a part in that journey, bringing global recognition outside of their home continent.
With their new collaboration with adidas Consortium, the Highs and Lows team turned their attention to the Torsion Edberg Comp. The original Edberg was a signature shoe for Swedish tennis ace Stefan Edberg, launching a year after his first Grand Slam win at the Australian Open in 1985. Its green and yellow colourway popped in a way that few tennis shoes did at the time, ensuring that it became a sought-after style for sneakerheads around the world.
For their take on the new version, Highs and Lows looked to that original shoe and stripped back its colours for a more refined, minimalist reimagining. The palette combines with an equally understated range of materials, with aged rubber and premium leathers creating the appearance of a shoe lifted straight from the archives. This blast-from-the-past approach is brought into the present day through the Torsion Edberg Comp’s use of neoprene and EVA cushioning, plus of course the implementation of Torsion System technology. The result is a shoe with one foot on the courts of the past and one foot on the streets of today: a perfect combination for celebrating Torsion System technology and the ultra-flexible stability it provides.
The adidas Consortium Torsion Edberg Comp x HAL launches at limitEDitions WMNS on 28th September 2019.
adidas Consortium Torsion Edberg Comp x Highs and Lows