adidas Consortium and Norse Projects Reimagine the Torsion TRDC
- adidas’ 2019 celebration of Torsion System technology continues with this latest reimagining of the lesser-seen late ‘90s Trediac shoe
- The Torsion TRDC was first released earlier this season and stays true to the functionality and fabrications of the Trediac, which was originally created for winter running conditions
- Here, the Danish brand Norse Projects recasts the shoe in a sophisticated, stripped-back palette that allows its rugged engineering to come to the fore
Norse Projects turns their attention to one of the more rugged runners from the adidas stable, in the form of the Torsion TRDC—an updated take on the Trediac model which first appeared towards the turn of the millennium. The original Trediac was tooled up to offer optimum performance for winter workouts and the new TRDC is a painstakingly faithful update of the silhouette, materials and technologies that made the original such a lost gem of the adidas back catalogue. The EVA midsole features an ADIPRENE heel component and sits, of course, above the Torsion System. The uppers are constructed from a blend of mesh and synthetic materials with an overall result that feels firmly rooted in the future-facing design approach of the late 90s. For their take on the Torsion TRDC, Norse Projects let these defining functional features take center-stage, with a stripped back color palette that speaks to engineering excellence and a Scandinavian sensibility in equal measure.
adidas Consortium x Norse Projects Torsion TRDC will be available for purchase on October 26th.