We started our Sneakerhead in Focus journey from Germany and, lo and behold, here we are back again! This time, we have another Adidas head with us who is smitten by a silhouette in particular. In this feature, he tells us how he got started, what turned him into a collector, shares is top 5 and even sends a message to his favorite brand.
How did you get into sneakers? What made you start to collect?
Your collection has variety but your Adidas Superstar collection is insane! How did this love affair begin? What is it about the silhouette that you love so much?
What other brands have impressed you the most?
You mean the “other” dasslers? Puma for sure, but some New Balance, Asics and Kangaroos are sweet too.
What is your favorite collab and GR pair of all time? Why?
Collab – Adidas Superstar 80v x Shawn Stussy (unreleased collab out of the 10th anniversary series). Good to have one pair to rock and one pair to stock. Why? Hmm, it´s an unreleased version that makes it special to me and the leather is so smooth. Just lovely!
GR – Adidas Superstar “Phillies Blunt” from 2008. Again, the colorway is simply great. The leather texture is on point. Great idea and execution for a superstar!
What’s your most memorable sneaker story?
The “SuperSk8” Promodel was made by the UK based customizer Benji Blunt. The base was the DB Pro Model. Benji changed the tongue, dyed the upper, made custom lace tips and of course the tongue label. Some people have their kids as a tattoo, I have my son on a shoe. *laughs*
Are you happy with the direction Adidas has adopted, specifically in 2016? What do you anticipate will happen once the ultra boost dust settles given that the Alphabounce sort of bombed?
Your Top 5 Sneakers from your collection
Adidas Superstar “Top Secret” – 35th anniversary consortium series
Adidas Superstar “Light & Dark Side” aka Master Yoda & Darth Vader
Adidas Pro Model x Operator EMZ (collectors pack – 1 of 50)
Shoebiz x Adidas Campus 80s “Stanford” Back to Campus Pack
Kangaroos Omnicoil x AFew “Jelly”
- Adidas Super Ape Star x A Bathing Ape – the black stuff version (100 pairs worldwide)
- Adidas Superstar Vintage x “NBHD” (35th anniversary consortium series)
@adidasoriginals: Please get back to your roots. The “year of the superstar” was simply disappointing. By the way, quality control should be a theme again!
The Adidas Superstar is a classic indeed and Torsten just can’t have enough of it. Germany is Adidas’ backyard and so a German collecting Adidas kicks might not come off as a surprise to you. However, what should surprise you about Torsten’s collection is that despite being spoilt for choice for the aforementioned reason, he truly sticks to what HE likes. Another interesting aspect that has come forth in this feature is that there’s an entire community dedicated to the Superstar – a timeless classic, simple and functional shoe. I’d like to thank SuperSk8 for taking the time to do this feature and share some really dope kicks from his collection with us.
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