Raf Simons and Adidas collaborate
on trainer collection

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Adidas' second collaboration for Spring Summer 2015 is with Belgian fashion designer Raf Simons, who has created a range of trainers and updated classic designs for the sports brand (+ slideshow).

Adidas SS15 by Raf Simons
Stan Smith trainer by Raf Simons

Raf Simons, creative director at French fashion house Dior, expanded his range for Adidas to include seven silhouettes in various colours and materials.



Simons' interpretations of the Adilette pool sandal include a forefoot strap striped in contrasting colours and a triangular pendant attached to the front.

Adidas SS15 by Raf Simons
Stan Smith trainer by Raf Simons

Two new models have been introduced into the collection: the Platform Strap and the Platform Lace.

Adidas SS15 by Raf Simons
Trekker trainer by Raf Simons

These combine an elevated midsole with elements that illuminate under pressure.

Adidas SS15 by Raf Simons
Trekker trainer by Raf Simons

His versions of the classic Stan Smith trainers – named after the American tennis player – have perforations on the sides arranged in the shape of an R rather than the traditional three stripes.

Adidas SS15 by Raf Simons
Response Trail 2 trainer by Raf Simons

The Stan Smiths are available in new red and dark grey colours, as well as a set of pastel shades.

Adidas SS15 by Raf Simons
Bounce trainer by Raf Simons

A series of trainers seem to be built up from layers of different designs, with horizontal layers of different materials, clashing colours and patterns.

Adidas SS15 by Raf Simons
Bounce trainer by Raf Simons

The sole of one design comprises a series of tubes joined with linear elements, leaving gaps through the base of the shoes.

Adidas SS15 by Raf Simons
Adilette slider by Raf Simons

Simons' latest designs will be available from February 2015 at Adidas Icon stores in London, Paris and Berlin, as well as other selected boutiques.

Adidas SS15 by Raf Simons
Adilette slider by Raf Simons

The collection was presented during Men's Fashion Week in Paris last month, alongside Rick Owen's boots that pair blade-like soles with leather uppers.

  • dassler

    Some look like stacked AirMax from Nike. Interesting that Adidas is okay with that.

  • Raving Elk

    Oh wow, those are some ugly shoes! That is what you’d expect from fake Adidas (Odidos etc.) not from the creator of the Gazelle.
    Can’t even begin to express my disappointment.

  • Zinuz

    Please stop working with Raf Simons.