Adidas x Craig Green CG Squash Polta AKH is a recreation of the 1988 Squash, a performance style built for swift and nimble movement. Green has reconsidered the shoe for the 21st century using a transparent mesh upper, exposing and celebrating the shoe’s integral layers.
The CG Squash Polta AKH internal construction is revealed both with a transparent upper, plus also a cutaway outsole to show the foam midsole, revealing the industrial colors that are usually left hidden, through exposing them and keeping them in their raw form. It’s a fresh take on the ghost layers that are a signature of Green’s work with Adidas Originals.
The transparent upper is printed with the iconic Adidas 3-Stripes, creating different transparencies where it crosses with the internal construction. Also exposed is the inner canvas, which has been printed with the 1988 serial number of the original shoe design, “F.6314b Squash”. Suede trim around the outer sole, as well as a perforated tongue, maintains a design dialogue with the original shoe.
Green has created new laces for the style, combining three fine laces that are joined together at the tip, evoking the spirit of the 3-Stripes. There is Craig Green and Adidas branding just below the heel collar and on the tongue, as well as the classic Adidas Trefoil badge on the side of the outsole.
Adidas x Craig Green CG Squash Polta AKH will drop on July 27 in the colorway cream white/sesame/bold green, available through the Adidas Confirmed app and select retailers.