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The Adidas 'Never Made' Pack Celebrates Anachronisms

Frankenstein creations from the brand's archives.
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For its next trick, Adidas Originals once again reaches into its archives—this time, to slap modern soles on its classic models. The 'Never Made' pack, which just was released in the Philippines, is comprised of eight sneakers from the 70s, 80s, and 90s, but melded with the brand's recent designs.

Adidas claims this project was meant to provide "a window into the brand’s design process," and is "inspired by internal design workshops, which see the brand’s designers explore unexpected combinations, the collection is a manifestation of ideas into reality."

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The result is a collection of Frankenstein creations: The Adidas Country from 1970 with the sole of 2018's Adidas Kamanda; and the Adidas Rising Star from 1984 with the sole of 2015's Adidas NMD, among others. The entire collection is divided into three subgroups:

Genealogy of NMD resurrects each of the three sneakers from 1984 that inspired Adidas' runaway hit in 2015.

The Adidas Originals BOSTONSUPERXR1, based on 1984's Boston Super. IMAGE: Adidas Originals
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The Adidas Originals RISINGSTARXR1, based on the Rising Star. IMAGE: Adidas Originals

The Adidas Originals MICROPACERXR1, based on 1984's Micropacer. IMAGE: Adidas Originals
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Line of Descent taps specifically into Adidas' 1970s models, and all the future models they inspired.

The Adidas Originals MARATHONX5923, based on the Adidas Marathon from the 80s and the Adidas I-5923 (formerly known as the Iniki) from 2016. IMAGE: Adidas Originals

The Adidas Originals IX4D, based on the Adidas I-5923 from 2016 and the Adidas Futurecraft 4D from 2017. IMAGE: Adidas Originals
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The Adidas Originals COUNTRYXKAMANDA, based on the Adidas Country from 1970 and this year's Adidas Kamanda. IMAGE: Adidas Originals

Genetically Modified 90s Tech takes Adidas' EQT and Feet You Wear technologies from the 90s, mashes them up, and infuses them with Boost.

The Adidas Originals ZX930XEQT, based on the Adidas ZX930 from the 80s and the EQT line that started in 1991. IMAGE: Adidas Originals
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The Adidas 98XCRAZYBYW, based on the Adidas KB8 2 worn by pre-Swoosh Kobe Bryant, and the Adidas Crazy BYW from 2017 (which itself is based on the KB8 1). Of all the sneakers in the 'Never Made' pack, this one has the most twists and turns through the eras. IMAGE: Adidas Originals

The Adidas 'Never Made' pack is now available at Adidas Philippines' online store and at select Adidas retailers including Sole Academy in Bonifacio Global City and Commonwealth in SM Aura.

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