Tokyo-based footwear and accessories brand designed by Ryo Kashiwazaki, Hender Scheme, is famed globally as the final world in artisan leather accessories. Garnering critical acclaim for the Manual Industrial Products (MIP) series, which works on striking iterations of iconic footwear silhouettes, Hender Scheme takes classic sneaker styles and render them in the highest-quality, vegetable-tanned leathers. Collaborating for the first time in 2017, the relationship with adidas has given Kashiwazaki unparalleled insight into the sportswear brand’s design heritage. Each new collection together is an evolution, one that sees Kashiwazaki pushing his materials and craft to the limits.
For AW18, the release is built around an adidas running shoe with technical details and functionality that pushed Kashiwazaki and his team to develop new ways of working. Drawing on the seminal ZX line, which began life in the 1980s and changed the course of running shoe history, there was a desire to not only create a beautiful lifestyle product but also stay true to the ideals behind the original models.
The AW18 footwear collection from adidas x Hender Scheme, dubbed 'Progress That Leaves a Patina', is now available for registration on END. Launches.
adidas x Hender Scheme ZX 500 RM FL