shoes: adidas x tsf, cdg x tretorn, audrina x fila



adidas x TSF: Hah. Wouldn’t it be fun if this was an actual collab?

Instead, after an initial soft launch that restricted access to only shoppers in their Chicago, SF, and NYC Sports Performance brick-and-mortar stores, adidas is finally expanding a limited version of their miadidas service to their online customers.

If you can forgive not having a custom fitting, everything else is at your disposal: color options for every part of the shoe including the uppers, the sole, the stripes, the eyelets, the claws, the tongue.

There’s even an option for personalizing with text.

adidas x TSF Check out the TSF Barricade V. Or, if you prefer to go at it yourself, churn out a one-of-a-kind Performance or make your original Originals. (Barricade Vs are $140 — that’s $30 more than getting a run-of-the-mill version. Shoes take 3-4 weeks to manufacture and ship.)

Formal tenniswear: Comme des Garcons had these wingtip tennis sneakers as part of their Spring/Summer 2009 collection. Would’ve been good to pair with a formal Roger Federer/Nike outfit, no? (via High Snobiety)

CDG x Tretorn: And CDG SHIRT’s also teaming up with Tretorn, the brand which produced Bjorn Borg‘s pro tennis shoes, for a Fall/Winter 2009 offering — one high-top, one low-. (via HS)

Fila’s fall ’09: In Vegas, with everyone in town for PROJECT and MAGIC, Audrina Patridge continued her duties as Fila‘s pin-up girl with a cameo at their fall line’s preview party at The Bank Nightclub at Bellagio. Here she is cradling a Melrose sneaker in the fall colorway.

(CDG images via highsnobiety.com; Audrina images courtesy of Fila)

shoes, shoes, and more shoes: tretorn



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Tretorn returns: Swedish designer Acne Jeans partner with the shoe company to update Bjorn Borg‘s classic ’70s on-court sneakers, this time called Acne Jeans Stroll Mid Canvas ($175) and the Stroll Low Canvas ($145). The shoes are lined with Oxford shirt material and available in electric blue, navy, white, and black. During the redesign, Acne even took inspiration from an old Chinese military sneaker found at a vintage store in New York City. (via Refinery29)

Buy: Shop the Acne + Tretorn shoes at the Acne website. Other Tretorn styles available at the Tretorn website. My picks:

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For the men, the Nylite Sommar Sail (made with recycled sail), the Skagenröra (based on a Swedish appetizer — SHRIMP ON SHOES!!!!!! BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!), and the Vindkraft Leather.

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For the women, the T-56 Metallic and the Tretorn Hockeyboot Paninari. (Read about the Paninaro movement here.)

In print: Kenneth in the (212)’s latest ad watch even grabs a Tretorn ad.

How it all started (again): Back in 2004, the Sweden-based Puma subsidiary (acquired in 2001) established Tretorn Gullwing, a division that reissued their classic sneakers and a new line of rubber boots. The original Tretorn company was established in 1891. (Business Wire)

Fashion trivia: Borg started out in Fred Perry and in Tretorns, but moved onto the Fila stripes and Diadoras for the latter part of his tennis career. (via MTF)

Thanks to Down the Line! for reminding me to finish this post…