Today we’re rolling out two new styles of limited-edition adidas sneakers as part of our exclusive BNY Sole Series collaboration. As a follow up to last season’s sold out drop in white, the project puts Barneys’ own deconstructed twist on two iconic adidas styles, the Stan Smith and the Superstar, for both men and women. With a non-traditional leather shell toe on the Superstar, a graphic insole, embossed detailing, and interchangeable black and white laces for each pair, these shoes are a truly elevated way to wear a fan-favorite.
We spoke with Senior Men’s Footwear Buyer, Chris Pepe, to find out more about how the exclusive partnership came to fruition.
The Window: How did this design come about?
Chris Pepe: We reworked the concept from our Summer 2016 Sole Series launch with adidas to offer the sneakers in a new color-way while still maintaining the overall simplicity and deconstructed look.
What’s most unique on these pairs?
The logos on both are debossed or embossed now, as opposed to laser-cut detailing, and the Superstar leather shell-toe is special because it’s normally rubber.
What’s the best part about working on exclusive collaborations with adidas?
For me personally, collaborating with a major brand that I grew up admiring is the best. Tailoring popular and iconic silhouettes for the Barneys New York customer has allowed us to establish a following for these collaborations, and It’s exciting to announce each new release.
How would you style these sneakers?
As we get into the warmer months, both pairs are very versatile for everyday wear—especially the Stan Smith, which is particularly classic.
Follow us on Instagram at @barneysny and @barneysman for the latest information on BNY Sole Series and for a chance to win an adidas exclusive pair. For full rules on the sweepstakes for a women’s pair, click here and for men’s, click here.
SHOP MEN’S XO STAN SMITH DECONSTRUCTED SNEAKERS
SHOP MEN’S XO SUPERSTAR 80S DECONSTRUCTED SNEAKERS
SHOP WOMEN’S XO STAN SMITH DECONSTRUCTED SNEAKERS
SHOP WOMEN’S XO SUPERSTAR 80S DECONSTRUCTED SNEAKERS