• 30-MAY-2017

adidas Originals by PORTER

AO x Porter SS17 A 2

– East Meets West –

– Originals meets Tanker –

– Black, white and our favorite shade of blue –

– Three items of unrivaled quality –


(Tokyo, May 2017) – adidas and the Yoshida Company began life as small, family-run businesses. adidas made sportswear, Yoshida made bags and over the latter half of the 20th century both became giants in their respective fields. Now experts in our industries, together we present a small collection of high quality footwear and bags. It is east meets west; a truly special exchange of ideas.


PORTER – the main brand under the Yoshida umbrella – has a worldwide reputation for the paramount quality of its products. The brand offers a great variety of items in innumerable fabrics and is best known for the iconic TANKER line. Launched in 1983, Tanker was inspired by the flight jackets ( MA-1 ) worn by US Air Force pilots and has risen to cult status in Japan but also around the globe. 34 years on, TANKER fabric is the material that binds the FTW in this release.


The NMD C_1 is among the most recent additions to the Originals line and for this project it is executed to blend exceptionally well with the TANKER bag series. In PORTER, adidas Originals has a collaborative partner that equally implements the highest standards in textile decisions, design aesthetics and construction. The result is a smart, elegant and highly contemporary piece of footwear that upholds both company's quality standards.


To complement this exclusive release, PORTER updates two of their key styles, the Helmet bag as well as the popular waist bag, with a couple of neat nods to adidas Originals. The lining of both bags appears in the Originals blue while the 3-Stripes are subtly integrated as zip tape. Attractive but durable and filled with functional built-in storage, you can tell within moments why PORTER products have such a strong reputation.


It would be easy to focus on tradition, hammer on about heritage, but with Originals these factors are always a given. Today it is about how we use that heritage to construct outstanding and timeless products. In partnership with PORTER we have achieved a stunning result.


General Release: June 10th, 2017


Details NMD_C1

·         Black circular knit upper with black PORTER TANKER nylon fabric on medial quarter

·         Sock-like construction

·         Elasticated collar

·         Taped eye-stay seams

·         Triangular leather-enforced lacing

·         Taped detailing on medial sides

·         3-Stripes heel tape (linked with detailing on accessories)

·         Trefoil branded sockliner cover

·         White BOOST™ midsole with adidas Originals blue molded EVA insert plugs

·         Black outsole

·         Retail Price:  $160


Details adidas Originals by PORTER Helmet Bag

·         Key product from the PORTER brand.

·         Based on US Air Force helmet bags

·         Black nylon fabric, padded and with adidas Originals blue lining

·         Top zipper closure with 3-Stripes detailing on zip tape

·         Co-branded woven label on front

·         Velcro and snap button front pockets

·         Interior pockets

·         Adjustable shoulder strap with adidas Originals blue nylon detailing

·         Retail Price:  $230


Details adidas Originals by PORTER Waist Bag

·         Key product from the PORTER brand.

·         Black nylon fabric, padded and with adidas Originals blue lining

·         Top zipper closure with 3-Stripes detailing on zip tape

·         Co-branded woven label on front

·         Velcro and snap button front pockets

·         Interior pockets

·         Adjustable waist strap with adidas Originals blue detailing

·         Retail Price:  $170