Working extremely closely with Adidas on all thier product development this collaborative effort for spring â€˜06 features designs pulled from historical items and Adidas Originals trend product. oki-ni endeavours to continually push the boundaries with thier Adidas designs, colour ways and materials and brings you originality plus a breath of fresh air.
For this season They see the re-introduction of the Wilhelm Bungert as part of the Icons theme celebrating the careers of three German world-class athletes. In 1967 Bungert was the first German tennis player to make it the Wimbledon finals and this shoe dedicated to his achievement was released in the early 1970â€™s. This classic sneaker is offered exclusively through oki-ni in these two new colour ways with tonal Three Stripes. Reminiscent of the Superstar, this style features a rubber toecap designed to assist tennis players whose toes would drag on serves. Full grain leather uppers provide excellent support whilst the perforated sides and tongue allow for extra breathability. The sturdy textured sole and cap both in artic white provide excellent grip and flexibility. Dual branding of oki-ni/Adidas is used on the tongue and innersole thus adding to the exclusivity of this sneaker. This style launches in late March 2006 in sizes (UK) 6-12.
First seen in 1968 the Gazelle was created as a general athletic training shoe and became renowned for its incredible cushioning. The Gazelle has been re-interpreted for oki-ni in two styles across four exclusive colour ways. Both styles use full grain leathers to replace the more common suede upper.GAZELLE LASER uses full grain leather for the upper with stitch details signifying the Three Stripes, plus an oki-ni laser cut detail in the outsole. Whereas the GAZELLE VINTAGE has an outsole, eye stag and Three Stripes all created from white suede. Each style has a rubberised sole tread featuring a circular forefoot wedge insert to relieve excessive pressure. Perfect for summer, these stylish all-purpose sneakers are available with dual branding in contrasting colours on the tongue and innersole heightening the exclusivity factor. The Gazelle laser will be available in April 2006 in sizes (UK) 6-12. The Gazelle Vintage will be available in May 2006 in sizes (UK) 6-12