adidas Roundhouse Mid – Black/Light Scarlet/Ice Grey

adidas Roundhouse Mid – Black/Light Scarlet/Ice Grey

words // Brandon Richard

The adidas Originals Roundhouse Mid is a shoe that wears many faces. Heritage adidas design cues like the exaggerated tongue and Trefoil branding are reminiscent of the brand’s heyday, while unique webbing details are something you would have seen on some of their older running models. The Roundhouse Mid is clearly a sport-inspired casual effort, but don’t tell that to Ketia Swanier of the Phoenix Mercury – she’s been wearing them on the court throughout the WNBA season. Whatever category the model falls under, it’s been one of adidas Originals’ most impressive offerings over the last year, and the newest colorway may be the best to date.

Black leather, suede and synthetic materials serve as the base of the shoe, while Light Scarlet red accents the look on the side panels, eyestay, collar, ankle, heel and midsole. Ice Grey chimes in on the Trefoil branding, upper lace eyelets and midfoot cross-strap, while a black rubber outsole caps off the look below. Pick up these new adidas shoes over at Eastbay today.

Available now: adidas Originals Roundhouse Mid

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adidas Originals Roundhouse Mid Black Light Scarlet Ice Grey G49472 Medial

adidas Originals Roundhouse Mid Black Light Scarlet Ice Grey G49472 Heel

adidas Originals Roundhouse Mid Black Light Scarlet Ice Grey G49472 Tongue

adidas Originals Roundhouse Mid Black Light Scarlet Ice Grey G49472 Sole

adidas Originals Roundhouse Mid Black

adidas Originals Roundhouse Mid Black

words // Nick Engvall

The tried and true testament to how well a sneaker is designed can come in a number of different ways. Performance oriented shoes, of course, need to perform at high levels, while casual sneakers need a more complicated and hard to target, vote of popularity to be recognized. To me, one of the easiest ways to see how well a casual or sport-inspired sneaker is designed is to take away all the fancy colorways, the “inspired by” stories, and look at two simple colorways. The all black and all white colorways of a shoe, if done right, can appeal to the masses, not just the sneaker enthusiasts and collectors. Two shoes that instantly come to mind are the adidas Superstar and the adidas Stan Smith, both of which, in tonal black or tonal white makeups, could be found in the closet of nearly anyone who owns a pair of sneakers.

 

Of course, a good design can stand the test of time, which the aforementioned adidas Originals shoes definitely have. However one of the most popular current models, the adidas Originals Roundhouse, is designed with with the current trends at the heart of its inspiration. The Roundhouse is equipped with a semi-high cut ankle and an exaggerated and oversized tongue that is perfect for popping out in front of that latest denim, as well as Soft Cell cushioning for comfort. Up until this all black colorway, the color options leaned heavily into the flashy combos that instantly turn heads and left the more laid back, or less sneaker-obsessed consumer, with not many choices.

 

Later this summer, the all black colorway you see here, accented with just the tiniest hint of red on the lace eyelets will arrive. It will be just in time for heading back to school, giving you something a little more prepared for that fall weather that seems to dirty up our kicks no matter how lightly we tread. The adidas Roundhouse will be wrapped in leather and suede material and feature the midfoot strap that seems to always be a welcome addition. The exaggerated tongue embossed with the timeless adidas Trefoil logo will give a nod to its heritage like the Stan Smith and Superstar before it, as it looks to become a part of the long list of adidas Originals that are a part of not just the sneaker culture, but pop culture. For an all black shoe, that’s a pretty bright future.

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adidas Originals Roundhouse Mid Black

adidas Originals Roundhouse Mid

adidas Originals Roundhouse Mid

words_Brandon Richard

Combining heritage branding with modern design and technology, adidas has introduced this brand new basketball inspired lifestyle sneaker. The adidas Roundhouse features a mid-cut, multiple textures, and a midfoot strap across the laces. Three colorways of the shoe are available here at Eastbay today.

The first pair features an ink purple suede base, complimented by a mixture of grey and black textile materials. Hits of orange work the tongue branding, lace eyelets and midsole detailing. Next up, a lead grey suede-based pair, with pool blue and black accents. Neon green detailing throughout completes the look. Toning it down a bit for a more relaxed look, the third and final pair sports a simple two-toned black and white design.

Available: adidas Roundhouse Mid

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