by Russ Bengtson

I let this one go but shouldn't have.

Two hundred pairs of the adidas Gabriel Urist TS ProModel dropped in New Orleans over All-Star, a rare artist collabo on a current-model shoe rather than a retro. (Good luck finding a pair now.) Urist, an artist/jeweler from downtown NYC, also designed a set of TS ProModel pendants and chains to accompany the shoe. You can check out more of his jewelry designs here.

As for the shoe itself, it's a subtle yet outlandish (I think that's possible) combination of patterns and materials. adidas described it as such:

The adidas Team Signature ProModel comes in a neutral palette of tans, creams and golds. A clean perforated leather and mesh upper are enhanced by the wood-like sole trim, gold stripes and floral Asian-inspired print satin on the ankle. A gum rubber toe cap, gold hardware and GU embroidery on the heel complete the shoe, making this a very unique and collectible silhouette.

Or, this:


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