Helmed by the veritably legendary NIGO, Human Made has proffered a vast range of Americana-inspired collections as well as a host of collaborations with adidas — a likely product of the designer’s friendship with Three Stripes peer Pharrell. And while they recently took part in the Superstar‘s anniversary celebrations, the Japanese imprint is quick to prepare a following six-part capsule inclusive of both the Stan Smith and Campus.
Certainly the most straightforward, the latter adopts an aesthetic not too far off from original appearances. Textural and high quality suede constructions run from the heel wrap to the toe, dyeing both the leather lining and laces along with it. Toolings, whose yellowing gives off a slight vintage filter, balances adjacent to true white stripes that bear the “GEARS FOR FUTURISTIC TEENAGERS” slogan the brand often likes to employ. Elsewhere at the heel tab, the signature heart logo rests with the “HUMAN MADE” namesake etched within, adding bright red complement to the three total colorways: aqua blue, green, and grey.
The Stan Smith, in departure, seems to tweak itself by a small though still noticeable margin. Among the expected branded accents and color swaps, the silhouette also modifies its heel tab to appear much lower profile. The tab itself, while is left enough room to sprawl with “DRY ALLS” text, is shortened heavily to provide an interesting spin on its usual self. Perforations at the side profile are also replaced in favor of an embedded heart logo while the tongue is removed of the tennis player’s portrait for a lowercase “adidas” type. Find the model to arrive in both a classic White/Green, an understated full black, and a middling White/Grey.