Several years ago, the designers at Adidas sought to fulfill one of the running community's most well known yet oft-neglected desires. Breathability. They were informed that this function of a shoe should be treated as more than just a bonus feature. The ability to provide sufficient airflow should be one of the principle functions around which a shoe, and more specifically a running shoe, is constructed. So in taking heed of these concerns, the designers at Adidas created the original ClimaCool 1. It has now been over fifteen years since the Adidas ClimaCool 1 originally dropped. They have managed to maintain their cult-like popularity, and so much so, that Adidas recently released the ClimaCool 02.17. The ClimaCool 02.17 while designed with our modern sensibilities in mind, still speaks to and addresses well those familiar concerns. The Adidas ClimaCool 02.17 took many of things that made the ClimaCool 1 successful, and for good reason. The design of this original shoe has a functionality that time could not diminish. With that being said, let’s reexamine what made Adidas’s ClimaCool 1 appealing to those clamoring for more breathability in their footwear.
- Wide array of colors
- EVA midsole