January 23, 2013
The Centaur is awesome — a half man, half amazing kind of shoe that was originally released as a training runner for road and solid ground, made to be breathable and lightweight, support the rear foot and prevent overpronation and oversupination with those fancy elements in the midsole, finished with an adiflex patterned outsole. We always assumed that the name was a reference to the shoe’s all-round abilities and how it embodied elements of several serious adidas runners, but, like the part human, part horse namesake, it’s probably a myth. These Consortium editions stick to the original light and breathable concept, but get all no-sew on us with some heat sealed touches instead of the stitched panels. In a pick of three colours — red, grey or navy, each tonal take on this silhouette echoes a key colour in the Hanon Shop makeup (which also happen to be some of the key colours of the old Centaur colourways), then it swirls them all around on the patterned outsoles. Will the purists care for a stealthed-out Centaur? We have no idea, but these will be available February the 2nd worldwide so be sure to stay up on it.
words by gwar