MILAN, Oct. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcantara®, the Italian-made luxury material, is featured on a new luxury version of the classic adidas Gazelle sneaker.
The "concept" sneaker is the result of a collaboration between prominent Japanese and Italian retailers as part of the adidas Consortium Sneakers Exchange.
The new sneaker was designed using materials sourced from the two retailers' respective countries. The shoe's designers utilized ivory-colored Alcantara® for the uppers of the shoe and included an Alcantara brand logo tag on the left shoe.
The Alcantara version of the Gazelle is a collaboration between the Japanese retailer United Arrows & Sons and the Italian menswear retailer Slam Jam. The two companies were exploring how to repurpose high-quality materials for a product that would strike a chord with fans of contemporary sneaker culture.
In addition to the Alcantara upper, the Gazelle concept features 100-percent-cotton Ikeuchi Organic toweling for the interior of the sneaker. It also has a tongue borrowed from the adidas Samba with co-branding on various parts of the shoe. The result is an understated sneaker with a subtle, low-key elegance.
Alcantara S.p.A. - www.alcantara.com
Founded in 1972, Alcantara represents a prime example of Italian-produced quality. As registered trademark of Alcantara S.p.A. and the result of a unique and proprietary technology, Alcantara® is a highly innovative material, offering an unrivalled combination of sensory, aesthetic and functional qualities. Thanks to its extraordinary versatility,
Thanks to its extraordinary versatility, Alcantara is the choice of leading brands in a number of application fields: fashion and accessories, automotive, interior design and home décor, and consumer-electronics. These features, together with its certified commitment to sustainability, make Alcantara a true icon of contemporary lifestyle: the lifestyle of those who want to fully enjoy everyday life, while respecting the environment.
Since 2009 Alcantara has been certified "Carbon Neutral", having defined, reduced and offset all of the CO2 emissions derived from its activities. Alcantara annually draws up and publishes its own Sustainability Report, certified by Deloitte and also available on its corporate website. Headquartered in Milan, Alcantara's production site and R&D department are located in Nera Montoro, in the heart of the Umbria Region (Terni).
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