This past weekend was easily one of the biggest release weekends of the year. The collab between Sean Pablo and Converse featuring two new CTAS Hi skate shoes had been anticipated for months and finally arrived, and to cap things off, Adidas announced a collection with Eric Koston & Guy Mariano’s imprint Numbers Edition! We’d understand if you’re having a hard time deciding how to spend your money at the moment!
Kicking things off with the CONS release, Converse’s star skater Sean Pablo has invigorated the scene in recent years, bringing his unique skate and fashion style that has helped him develop a cult following. It only makes sense that he would now be rewarded with his own signature Converse CONS shoe, and it was always going to be the CTAS Pro Hi. Sean’s got his hands on an Enamel Red/White pair and a traditional white with blue/red trim pair, and added black doodles all over them. Anything and everything has been included, including a cool spider’s web on the toecap, a grim reaper on the lateral side, and a rose on the medial side. The same graphics are present on both the red and white pairs, so it’s just down to you to choose which colour you prefer!
There’s very few pairs left over on our website at the moment and in-store, but you might just get lucky!
As for the collection by adidas and Numbers Edition, it’s every bit as nice as you’d expect from the two brands. Both have quite an understated style to them, and that shines through with this drop. Nubuck leather has been used across the upper, which offers great durability when skating, and also on the black tongue, which further enhances the premium appearance of the shoe. Adidas’ signature Three Stripes come in leather, and also feature the Numbers “12:45″ logo printed on them in black. Adding two lovely pops of colour are the reflective tabs running up the heel and tongue, and the awesome translucent white sole.
The tracksuit matches the low-key style of the shoes, opting for a basic colourway and clean branding. The half-zip track jacket has been elasticated at the wrists and waist to provide a more streamlined fit, and two zip pockets at the front offer secure storage. Football-inspired Three Stripes logos run from the outer chest across the arms in black, standing out just enough against the grey backdrop. The jacket has been made using a woven fabric which is highly water repellent as it is, but adidas have taken things a step further and added a DWR too, making the jacket virtually impenetrable.
The tracksuit bottoms follow the same method of the jacket before it, again coming in a woven water-repellent material to protect you against the elements. Again like the jacket, a mesh lining has been added inside to enhance breathability, and two zip pockets have been added at the front. Diagonal Three Stripes logos run from the waist around the outside of the legs in black, and finally, the ankles have been elasticated for a streamlined fit.
Everything pictured above can be found in limited quantities over on our website by clicking on their respective images, and also in our Colchester store. Don’t hang about if anything takes your fancy!