Always a popular shoe, so the Adidas Archive Trimm Star trainers back returning as a VHS Size? exclusive will certainly get the tills ringing.
Originally appearing back in 1971, this was a lightweight training shoe taking its name from a German sports initiative introduced by the government in the early 1970s to try and get people out of the house and get healthy.
It’s a slim, low profile shoe and a fairly minimal one too. Perhaps that’s why this still catches the eye today. The design is pretty much timeless.
Little in the way of branding too, just the signature gold foil name on the sidewall plus some embossed lettering moulded in the gum midsole unit. It doesn’t really need the branding to be fair. The lacing system with ‘ghilly’ loops instead of standard eyelets gives it away as well as offering a better fit during exercise.
As you might have noticed, this is a ‘VHS’ edition and the first of two such reissues, both ‘paying homage’ to the practice of video-taping classic football games on your VHS, with colours based on the palettes found on accompanying box graphics of the era. I know, very niche.
Regardless of that, this reissue of the Trimm Star looks good and will sell quickly when it lands online and in all Size? stores from Friday 4th May. £80 gets you a pair if you are quick.