words // Zack Schlemmer
adidas Originals is set to debut an all-new lifestyle running-inspired silhouette this summer, the SL Loop Runner.
Via adidas Originals:
When runners crossed the finish line during the 1972 Munich Olympic Games, they kicked off their spikes and laced up the “podium shoe” SL 72, a shoe designed for athletes to wear between competitions. adidas introduced the original sport lifestyle shoe designed to give athletes the proper podium footwear. The sleek, casual athletic shoe debuted along with the iconic Trefoil logo. An original was born.
The nod to the SL 72 can be seen in the SL Loop Runner through its modern take on a lightweight upper material, iconic T-toe and sculpted concave midsole. The SL Loop Runner also features a unique execution of the serrated stripes, which peel up to form the eye stays.
The SL Loop Runner will release this July (stay tuned for exact dates), debuting in the 'Solar Pack' seen here in Solar Red, Solar Green, Frost Mint and Onix colorways. Clocking in at an affordable $75, the SL Loop will be available at select adidas Originals retailers and adidas.com.