24 Oct '14, 10pm

The mighty @adidasoriginals Bern is back tomorrow #crookedtongues

The mighty @adidasoriginals Bern is back tomorrow #crookedtongues

The adidas City Series remains the stuff of legend , but we always find that we don't know enough about these shoes beyond the fact they're sought-after and instantly recognisable in their colours (the word 'colourway' doesn't suit classic adidas like this). The adidas Bern, with its suede upper and green stripes, is a beautiful creation. Named after the Swiss city, the Bern was originally introduced in 1974 — 40 years ago — and sold as part of the Frezeit line alongside other cult favourites like the Athen, Amsterdam and Brussel, but also sold as a training shoe in other territories. At the time, adi training shoes were often coloured up (or perhaps, apparel was coloured up to match the shoes) to correlate with tracksuits and leisure suits (bear in mind that tracksuits were being sold in boxes back then as sporting equipment) and the Bern matched a green and blue Franz Be...

Full article: http://www.crookedtongues.com/news/adidas-bern-reissue

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