size? is currently working with adidas Originals to released themed editions of the Kegler Super. After dropping the silhouette with a Bavarian beer inspired colorway, size? is now adding a spiked running shoe theme to the sneaker.
Running spikes lie at the heart of adidas’ origins, with arguably their most historical moment arriving at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. At the time, the Dassler brothers hadn’t yet parted ways and were still supplying high-quality, handcrafted, training shoes under the Dassler Brothers LTD brand. Most notably they created a set of running spikes for Black American athlete Jesse Owens, who with no other than a pair of the Dassler Brother’s spikes at his feet, went on to win four gold medals and inherently helped to popularise the design.
For this latest ‘Running Spike’ iteration, we looked to a classic pair of spikes from a bygone era of adidas’ heritage. The same brushed lime green suede is used on the uppers, overlaid with black leather to the signature three stripes and heel tab. Signing things off, a classic two-tone hexagonal outsole is positioned underfoot, providing you with tailored traction to the surface.
Although this iteration is inspired by track and field sprinting, the Kegler Super originally began life in 1979 for the German indoor bowling sport Kegeln. Its innovative peg system was popular at the time, as it allowed the wearer to switch out the pegs in the heel to suit your own cushioning needs. What’s more, the pair utilised suede across the toe cap to enhance durability when the wearer’s toes dragged across the floor – a nifty bit of tech which has been included in this latest pair.
The sneaker will launch on the 22nd of February through the size? app and at size? locations for £85.