If you were as nuts about adidas tennis gear as I was back in the eighties then you’ll no doubt also have a court shaped sized place in your heart for the mighty Edberg.
Alongside Ivan Lendl, Swedish serve-and-volley legend Stefan Edbergs’s range of adi trainers were always a winning combination of envelope pushing technology and covetable European sports chic, the kind of shoe designed to be worn with shorts but destined to be paired up with cords. OK I’ll stop being all nostalgic and tell you all about the tasty ‘strawberries & cream’ Edberg 86 consortium release about to hit the streets available exclusively from Foot Patrol this Saturday followed by a worldwide release on the 19th of July. Taking it’s inspiration from the Wimbledon Tournament’s favourite dessert this impeccable shoe boasts a premium suede construction in strawberry red across its upper and a complimentary cream outsole and terry lining. Come to think about it it’s been a very ‘terry towelling’ year for trainers hasn’t it? And though usually something of a purist when it comes to these things I do actually think this colour brings something new to the table and really works. The shoe also features two-tone three-stripes and embossed joint-branding on the heels for added exclusivity vibes. In short it’s an absolute beauty of a shoe and one which I for would give my right arm for, even if that would mean that I’ll never play tennis again.