The City series. Widely regarded as one of adidas’ most iconic silhouettes. That obligatory gum-sole just reeks of the 80s, which knowledgeable trainerist’s have deemed a vintage decade.
Now there would be little point in exploring the series’ evolution since it’s initial release back in 1982. For starters they haven’t changed much. I mean why would you change them. And secondly, the fact you’re even reading this post probably means know the drill when it comes to the Hamburg’s various guises.
That said, this latest GTX pack is somewhat unique with adidas going all seasonal on us and ditching the suede upper in favour of a hard-wearing ballistic nylon with a leather 3 stripe overlay.
If the sheer utterance of the word ‘ballistic’ doesn’t make you want to go out and by these immediately, then the GTX model also features an inner Gore-Tex lining making the shoe completely waterproof and breathable, meaning you can accidentally piss on your mates new pair in the urinals and he’ll be dead cool about it.
Hoy a subtle green and black colour-way into the proverbial piss-pot and you’ve got a shoe that’s bound to vanish quicker than Olly Murs’ X-Factor contract. Not that I watch it or owt.