Following the much-hyped releases of the NMD and Swift series, adidas is set to release the Deerupt Runner as their newest addition to the lifestyle runners fam.
The Deerupt comes with certain similarities that can be traced back to Pharrel Williams Tennis Hu and the NMD silhouette. Taking inspiration from those two great models, it seems evident that the design of the Deerupt Runner is likely to carry on the legacy.
The sneaker sports an entirely covering net overlay and sparse branding, except the trefoil heel tab, which adds on to the rough look. The grid being the crucial design element of the silhouette and the simplest as well as most complex of all design’s building blocks at the same time allows it to alter and adapt to everything in a disruptively simple, but striking manner.
James Thompson, Global Senior Designer for adidas Originals shared the idea behind the design pinnacle in an interview with Highsnobiety declaring that “The mesh is one of many classic technologies from the archive, and I think it’s never really been celebrated, somehow. It’s got such an impactful visual quality that it seemed a shame that we shouldn’t explore that, and really, take it to the next level and see how it would be re-envisioned for the future.
I think, just by taking that sort of classic midsole mesh (that we are already familiar with from silhouettes like the New York, ZX 380 and 700) and applying it to the upper as well, just creates this whole new kind of graphical feel, which we’ve never really applied to a shoe before.” With that being said, it is clear to claim that the The Deerupt won’t only meet and define current needs of contemporary creativity, but will also pave the way for future directions. The colorways of the first upcoming drops range from a super clean all-white version to another timeless black/white number up to a red/blue scheme, which is more on the flashy side of the color fan.