I'm rarely in the market for sneakers, but when I am (or I'm looking for my dude) I go to Compound for fresh colors and limited edition styles. So its fitting that the store/gallery has joined the Adidas Consortium Group--22 boutiques worldwide tapped to collaborate with the brand, the current project of which is to customize the Adidas ZX running shoe, originally designed as just a technical running shoe in the '80s, and since embraced by sneaker fetishists worldwide. Channeling the Tokyo/Portland love connection, Compound's design is called Tokyo Rose:
And, the crazy map-of-town insole:
The official launch of the limited-edition shoe (along with a new Japanese-made street apparel line called A.N. Other) goes down tomorrow evening, 6-9 pm at Holocene--it's free, but you'll need an invite, so swing on by Compound if you want to looky-loo in person.
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