These days, sneakers from mainstream brands like adidas and Nike are usually priced upwards of Php 5000. It is very rare to spot a nice-looking pair for under Php 4000 unless you take a trip to the outlet store and hunt for incredible deals. Collabs are usually pricier, with prices playing around over Php 6000 on average.
When we found out that adidas’s collab pair with Absolute Vintage costs only $35(~Php 1.9k), we were shocked. A Yung-1 with fancy tartan material and suede paneling for such an insanely low price? Yep, there’s a reason for that: first, both pairs have a limited run of 100 pairs, and second, all net sales go to a Shoreditch, London-based charity called Shelter from the Storm. It’s a win-win since you get to cop a nice pair of sneakers at a steal price, and at the same time helping a good cause.
In all honesty, we like the idea behind this, especially with the use of Tartan and the good cause behind the shoe. We do hope that these brands do a similar concept in the Philippines. A dope adidas sneaker with an upper made from traditional Filipino habi? That definitely sounds like a good idea.