adidas Originals have been showing their early naughties cult classic the Climacool some love recently and these two colourways are bang on.
The Climacool is without a doubt a traditional Marmite shoe. You will either get excited to see it on the shelves again or you’ll want to burn it. For me, it’s the first option. The Climacool was first released back in 2002 as one of adidas’ most technological running shoes with a focus on cooling and drying the foot from every possible angle. The use of their Climacool technology across the entire upper allowed air to flow through the shoe and also gave it it’s unique look. Futuristic (at the time) plastic side panelling and a dynamic shaped sole unit just add to the appeal of this classic, while the bubble branding on the tongue finished it off with that post-’90s charm.
Here we see the Climacool in two colourways; a loud Infrared option and the much more subdued Light Onix option. Both feature Infrared, but it depends how far you want to take it. For us, the Light Onix option is a more obvious choice simply as it’s more wearable. It’s actually kind of strange seeing this shoe with the Trefoil on the heel rather than the three stripes. I guess it’s something we’re going to have to get used to, seeing techy looking shoes with the Trefoil on them as time goes by, but I can’t quite get used to it, especially when adidas seem to have forgotten to rebrand the outsole.
Both of these colourways are exclusive to Foot Locker and can be found in-store and online now for £79.99