The next revival set to be released by Adidas Originals this spring/summer is the Blue Raintrek Trail Boot. The outdoor activity inspired kicks have been designed to help us tackle the urban jungle and whatever it can throw at us over the next few months.
Who knew that the (trainer x climbing boot) formula could look so good? One receives the visual aesthetic of the urban pioneer but with all the flexibility and comfort of a trainer. The black full grain leather seemingly wraps itself around the boot, holding on to the light brown suede and tan mesh that forms the majority of the lower and tongue. The rusty orange suede around the ankle gives a much needed pop of colour but still compliments the neutral tones used for the rest of the boot. The D-ring eyelets are a fitting and necessary detail for that rugged go-anywhere-anytime Rambo appearance.
The notched heel is a 90s inspired shape that not only gives the trainer cult classic status (and the wearer an unparalleled level of retro-cool) but also helps jeans and chino hems sit better. Another perk is that you’ll be able to show off a little sock when donning shorts – a vital detail in the urban-trek outfit.
The Blue Raintrek; whether you’re a budding boy scout or the next Bear Grylls.
Looking good isn’t important, it’s everything.