Sneakers76 was founded in Taranto in 2006. In their foundation there is a great passion towards the world of sneakers, a passion still growing with the passing of time and that became a profession back in 1995. Their purpose is to offer a prestige selection of products from the best brands on the market.
While many use the term "sneakers" and "limited edition" freely, Sneakers76 prefer to focus on the word "quality". The limited editions and exclusive designs you find in store come from years of dedicated work, humility and respect. Sneakers76 are history enthusiasts. The retailer takes a classic runner from the adidas archives and rework it to honour its own, south Italian, heritage.
The City of Taranto was built by the Spartans on the coast of Southern Italy. Together, adidas Consortium and Sneakers76 present an exquisite EQT Running Guidance 93 in a colourway inspired by the sea surrounding the city. Greek myth has it that Taras, son of Poseidon, was shipwrecked off the coast before being rescued by a dolphin, and went on to first found the city.
The aquatic green on the perforated toe represents Taranto’s natural harbor - known to locals as the Small Sea, while the EQTs mid-foot section represents the swing bridge, Ponte Girevole, which crosses the edge of the harbor. The grey is a similar tone to the modern bridge while the golden brown is a nod to the wooden structure which formerly stood in its place.
This theme of new and old is continued on the heel where the adidas Equipment logo is stitched in silver on the left shoe and gold on the right. The seafoam green on the rear of the shoe represents the Big Sea - the open ocean which Taranto overlooks.
The adidas Consortium x Sneakers76 EQT Guidance 93 will drop at Shelflife on the 24th of September 2016 for the retail price of R2399.00
The following sizes will be available: