Adidas kicked of 2017 hard with this major release. So much hype surrounded the ‘Turbo Red’ release back in January, I did not go a day without seeing it on social media whether that being Insta, Twitter or Snapchat stories from the major influencers in the sneaker game (I am very envious of them getting to attend release parties, siggggh).
This release however was not as competitive as pervious Adidas drops much like the R1 NMD’s or any form of Yeezy’s. I managed to get my hands on a pair without any hassle or being backdoored by bots- every sneakerheads biggest frustration in life. Pairs were just sitting online for hours after the release time, which really surprised me, just look at them… what an aesthetically pleasing shoe to grace your feet with. The Turbo Red collection saw the release of a decent amount of silhouettes, each with a striking pinky-red blast, which contrasts with Adidas previous green colourway for the EQTs.
The most popular pair of the release had to be the 91/17. Based upon the iconic boost sole, with a contrasting striped design the on the inside of the toe box and a splash of the ‘turbo red’ colour on the heel, the kick certainly did not disappoint. However a certain colourway of the 91/16s just didn’t tick the box for me. The white plastic heel seemed slightly cheap looking and I feel as though it ruined the shoe, whereas blacking out the plastic gives it a cleaner look.
I picked up the women’s EQT Support ADV Black Ice Purple, so here’s my perspective..
Although it was not the most hyped up pair out of the pack they definitely caught my eye, so I picked them up based on personal preference, not going by demand. The cool purple sole adds a feminine touch to the shoe and provides a high level of comfort for sure. However, the sock upper does run a little tight, so I went half a size up from my usual UK3, so if you’re looking to cop a pair I’d say go up by half a size at least to ensure you’re not squeezing into them. They add heat to any basic outfit especially with the exciting purple sole, I’m guilty of constantly glaring at my feet when I’ve got them on, but do you blame me though?!
Overall the release as a whole has set Adidas off to a strong start this year and it has set the mark for things to come with later releases. Who knows what is due from them this year but my expectations are high.