Hanon reflect on the harsh grey visual of their beloved Aberdeen in these adidas Consortium CNTR’s, the first ever re-issue of the adidas Centaur.
First released in 1984, the Centaur is a classic adidas running model that has laid dormant for far too long. Brought back to life by Scotland’s famour sneaker specialists Hanon, the CNTR is a geeky indulgence in archive digging. Being Hanon, they have injected endless references within this design, opting to take inspiration from the ‘granite city’ where they reside. Details include the ‘granite’ three stripes on the side, made by applying a mirror image print of the stonework from the Hanon warehouse to black 3M. The printed footbed and tongue backer draw inspiration from archive adidas boxes and their tissue paper linings. The rear of the shoe is supposed to represent the Winter months of the city, with it’s dark grey suede, while the front of the shoe is supposed to reflect on the sunnier months of the Summer.
As per usual with Hanon, this shoe has had a hell of a lot of thought put into it. The splashes of red here and there stop this model from getting a little too grey, and the dual branding on the heels put the finishing touches to a great project, along with three sets of laces (reflective, tonal and contrast).
Another successful collaborative project from the Hanon camp. These will be hitting the shelves of Hanon and No.6 London on January 26th, before they arrive at other Consortium stockists on February 2nd.