adidas Consortium Sneaker Exchange: ALIFE x Starcow Gazelle

adidas linked up with New York’s ALIFE and Paris’ Starcow to release a special version of the Stan Smith and Gazelle as part of this years Consortium Sneaker Exchange series.

This series includes a beige suede and nubuck with reflective stripes Gazelle and a off-white leather Stan Smith. Both models include the red, white and blue for the US "Stars and Stripes" as well as France's "Tricolore" on the inner heels, as homages to each brand's culture. The Left shoe is dedicated to the US with not only the flag but also with "Alife" on the tongue and the Right shoe to France with the flag and "Starcow" on the tongue.

One of my personal favorite things about this particular sneaker is how much attention was put into the detail. Everything from materials used, to construction, down to the flag placement. It's a really good looking shoe and one can always appreciate that, especially in a market where unfortunately, we are so used to companies preferring quantity over quality.

I was blessed with the Stan Smith pair and it was like love at first sight. Not only is the color way perfect, but the construction and detail of it is also great. I just got my first pair of gazelles early last month (because I couldn't decide on a color) and loved how they're so easy to wear and match with everything, so I'm happy that now I have a second pair that I could add to my rotation.

Much love to my adidas Originals fam <3



*Disclaimer* Although I am an adidas ambassador and the sneakers were gifted to me, my thoughts and opinions are always my own. This is not a sponsored post.