The City Cup debuted in three very clean colourways back in January to much acclaim, and two months later adidas Skateboarding has given the shoe to one of its senior skaters, Miles Silvas, letting him put his own spin on it. Keeping things nice and simple with a lovely pop of colour, Silvas has smashed it with this one.
The whole upper of the shoe has been crafted using a short-haired tough suede, one that will certainly withstand the tests that skateboarding offers. The lacestay has been reinforced with an extra layer of suede to reduce the chances of your laces blowing out, and the midsole wraps high around the toebox to improve durability in an area that experiences constant abrasion when skating. A black textured rubber has been added above the midsole on the lateral and medial sides and also wraps around the heel, providing a much more secure fit as well as a nice variation in shade compared with the rest of the upper. In a move that is very rarely adopted by brands nowadays, Silvas has made the two outside stripes in adidas’ Three Stripes logo white, and the centre stripe red, providing a pop of colour that stands out nicely against the upper. Finally, in classic adidas style, Silvas text features in gold foil, running parallel with the Three Stripes.
Being an adidas shoe, it performs every bit as good as it looks. Durability as mentioned is taken care of by the tough suede upper and high-wrapping midsole, and perforations have been added to the forefoot and tongue for improved breathability. Stability is guaranteed by the moulded rubber that wraps around the midfoot and heel, and the outsole has been decoupled to maximise shock absorption. Finally, the sockliner has been made using adidas’ spongy adiPRENE material, which will put that added spring in your jump when attempting tricks, and cushion your landing afterwards.
The adidas Skateboarding City Cup “Miles Silvas” edition is available online here at Attitude and in our Colchester store, right now. Adidas have kept the shoe very limited and sizes are running out fast, so get going if you’re after a pair.