size? is on a mission to create one of the largest collections to ever honor an anniversary. And who can blame them. Chalking up 10-years in the game, the UK-retailer has teamed up with all the bigwigs in the industry to co-brand just about anything they can. Part of their extensive 10th Anniversary Collection includes a collaboration with adidas Originals on a “City Series” paying tribute to some of the major cities throughout England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Having already released sneakers honoring London, Manchester, Dublin and Glasgow, size? and adidas Original now put the spotlight on Cardiff, the capital of Wales. Inspired by St. David, the patron saint of Wales, and his black and yellow cross, the sneakers consists of a smooth suede base layered in black with contrasting hits on yellow on the three-stripes, tongue tag, heel tab and heel spine. Cursive gold foil font along the three-stripes includes the city name and a specially designed tag on the insoles marks the 10th Anniversary Collection between size? and adidas, while giving another nod to the Welsh capital to seal the deal.
The size? x adidas Originals “Cardiff” will officially release on October 30th, 2010, in-store for locals and through their webstore for those of you in a far off place. 500 individually numbered pairs will be distributed and a matching track jacket will drop alongside the sneakers in a limited run of 300 pieces.