END is back with another collaboration and this time its with adidas Consortium. Inspired by the Sahara Desert we get a pack of two shoes. One being an adidas NMD Chukka and the other is a ZX700 Boat sneaker. This post will focus on the NMD C1 which comes in a nice and clean color way of Earth Green and Solid Green. The upper is derived from a honeycomb woven mesh with leather trims and unlike other NMD Chukkas, it has a full zipper entry on the heel. It sits atop an ultraboost sole and brings the color way full circle with a gum bottom. The shoe also comes with a total of 4 laces; Earth green, white, tonal light brown, and tonal green. All this comes packaged in a special edition box with graphics that resemble the Dunes in the Sahara Desert.
Here’s ENDs words on their inspiration for the pack.
“The vast, barren terrain of the Sahara Desert provides inspiration for END.’s AW16 adidas Consortium collaboration, dubbed ‘Sahara’. Both the execution and the materials draw their aesthetic from the 3.5 million square miles of undulating sand dunes which sprawl across much of the African continent.
The ZX 700 Boat, a more traditional silhouette, arrives in various shades of desert-camouflage beige, while the material-mix – smooth, natural-shade leather and rough suede – mimics the diverse surfaces found in arid landscapes. The NMD’s deep-green colour, gum sole and geometric, honeycombed upper are references to cacti, one of the few plants capable of growing and thriving in such environments.”
Overall END did a great job on the execution of this make-up. Its clean, simple, to the point and of course, it looks great on foot as you can see in the photos. As for how you can grab a pair? Head over to ENDs launch page to register your email for a chance to buy a pair. They release on Saturday, November 5th. Good luck and stay tuned for the post on the adidas ZX700 Boat sneaker