words // Zack Schlemmer

After a first preview back in October, Sneaker Freaker and adidas Consortium are ready to unleash their Torsion Integral S on the world. 

Via Press Release:

The ice green shoe was personally designed by Sneaker Freaker’s founder Woody. It is loosely based on the magazine’s unofficial color scheme. “I love mint, it’s fresh and timeless. And it looks good with just about anything! Our starting point was a black midsole which can be a brutal foundation, so we splattered it with a fine mist of wintery white speckle so crisp it’s criminal. From there it was a simple process of adding layer-upon-layer of luscious mint and cool grey, with a sly hit of Sneaker Freaker red in the Torsion bar. It’s a deceptively simple and supremely balanced combination. The materials are first class. The suede on the tongue and heel is so dark and mysterious it’s like staring into an infinite abyss. The mint nubuck is dynamite, the grey leather is the spark and the rugged mesh toebox provides the exclamation mark. Bang!”

Originally released in 1992, the Torsion Integral S was designed to appeal to the ‘everyday’ athlete. Sturdy, well proportioned, and built from a classic combination of microseude and mesh, the shoe had solid credentials but was overshadowed by high performance models in the adidas line such as EQT and the ZX series of runners. Produced for a single year in only two different colourways, the Torsion Integral S became an almost mythical delicacy for fans of vinatge adidas running shoes. Rarely sighted outside Germany, very few pairs seem to have survived from 1992 and it remains an obscure but much loved model.

The Sneaker Freaker x adidas Consortium Torsion Integral S will release this Saturday, December 21st at adidas Consortium locations globally.