The 1920s German design house is the inspiration behind the upcoming limited edition End x Adidas Bauhaus trainers.
It’s an unlikely collaboration, but you could argue that two iconic German design houses coming together isn’t too far-fetched a concept. And if you like a colourful shoe, the designs here might work for you regardless of your love of early 20th-century modernism. But if both appeal, read on!
The mini range of three reworked classic designs is in conjunction with fashion retailer End, which currently has these available via an online draw – with the excess likely to go up for sale at the end of this week. However, with this kind of release, there’s often not much left over. So you might want to get in the draw if you are desperate for a pair in your size.
Although the first job is perhaps deciding which one you want. For me, the star of the show is the classic Bermuda shape from the much-loved Island Series of shoes from Adidas. They have been reissued in various colours, most recently back in 2018. But they always pack a punch if you love old-school Adidas.
The new version is in a bold shade of yellow, with colours and symbols associated with Bauhaus punctuating the main colour and with co-branding on the heel.
Alternatively, go for the 1970s Handball Spezial, which goes for a blue but uses the same colour palette across the design. Finally, the 1980s are represented with the ZX 420, which is more traditional in colour, but with those same shades across the shoe.
Each pair sells for £90. You can opt for a pair via the End launches page, or you can take your chances on the main End Clothing website on Friday.