The latest adidas Consortium release is the result of a collaboration with the UK-based retailers END., which began life as a highly-curated apparel and sneaker store in Newcastle, England back in 2005. The store quickly established itself as the go-to destination for zeitgeist-defining streetwear in the North-East of England, before blazing a trail as a true e-commerce success story – a platform from which it has established a global following for its vast, diverse selection of international brands.
For their new collaboration with adidas Consortium, END. turn their attentions to the Terrex Agravic XT, a tough but lightweight contemporary trail-running model originally released in 2018. This new iteration draws on the highly technical outdoor jackets, bringing refined functionality and subtly distinctive aesthetics to the lower-most part of an outfit. Most obviously, this comes in the form of heat-reactive materials across the uppers, colliding the outdoors movement with innovative technologies as END. joins adidas on its first journey into heat-reactivity.
Shifting from a stealth black base to the red-hot glow of embers when the wearer gets warmed up, the sneaker’s heat reactive panelling lets the wearer know when they’re performing at their best, and combines contemporary trail DNA with premium curb-appeal. The shoe also retains the functional qualities that made the original Terrex Agravic XT, tooled up with an EVA midsole for cushioning, sock-like support, and a Continental Rubber outsole for all-conditions grip. Built in a primarily black palette, with pops of colour across the upper and Continental outsole, the sneaker is trail-ready design with a street state of mind.
The adidas Consortium x END. Terrex Agravic XT drops exclusively to Shelflife CPT and JHB for the retail price of R3799 on 30 March via live raffle. CPT raffles starts at 9:30, JHB at 9am. Remaining pairs will release online at 11am.
Sizes: UK6, UK7, UK8, UK9, UK10, UK11