Leather gains ground among sneakers. The new review of the historic model Ozweego by Adidas, launched for the first time on the market at the end of the Nineties, develops around the use of leather, on which Converse is also betting, recalling the classic Leather Pro, the model celebrated in the 1970s by basketball star Julius Erving.
Past the fabric
When the Ozweego saw the light, in 1998, they presented an upper made largely of woven elastic fabric. The new version in “Icy Pink” shade, designed for women, replaces the basic version with leather and thus presents a “premium” version of the iconic sneaker. Pink pervades the sneaker, both on the upper and on the rubber sole, while red was used for the three famous stripes of the brand by Adidas designers. The new Ozweego will be available for purchase in all Adidas stores and through the portal starting September 23rd at a cost of $110, which is just over 100 euros.
Back in the field, Dr. J
On the other hand, signing the revival of the great classic Converse is stylist and designer Ibn Jasper who enclosed in the new Leather Pro his passion for basketball and music. The new sneakers dedicated to Julius “Dr J” Erving have an upper in white leather, over which gray suede overlaps next to the sole. Among the details are the Roman numbers to indicate year 1984, the one in which Erving made his NBA debut wearing the Leather Pro, and then 1976 is engraved in the metal cleat that closes the long zipper placed on the instep, marking the debut year on the market of the famous sneaker model. In order to include the new Ibn Leather Pro in your collection, you will have to wait until September 26th and then save $120.