The adidas x Wales Bonner Country is a modern take on a 1970s silhouette.
When the adidas x Wales Bonner collaboration went live last week, we were very excited. Of course, seeing Bonner’s tailored touches on three-stripe tracksuits is top-notch, but being a magazine that evolved from terrace and casual culture, we were very keen to see the footwear upgrades.
One such shoe is the adidas Originals x Wales Bonner Country. The original Country was first launched in 1970 and was, as the name suggests, designed for cross country running, making it a lightweight and slim silhouette.
50 years later and there are much better shoes for running, but the name has stuck. Wales Bonner’s 2022 iteration features two colourways: one entirely constructed in black and completed with suede stripes with gold detailing; the other in tonal brown and hints of navy blue.
Both perfectly capture how the vast array of adidas silhouettes can be pushed and remixed without feeling repetetive.
Head to John Anthony for a pair – but be quick, as the collection is almost sold out.