Fresh silhouettes and unconventional designs have been pouring out of Adidas’ factories for a while now, and to great success. The Ultra Boost, Tubular Shadow, NMD, and EQT models all have unique designs that don’t look anything like your conventional runners but have found a following thanks to their out-of-the-ordinary looks. The Deerupt is the next in line as an option for someone who wants something futuristic but quite minimalist at the same time.

The fashion-forward shoe clearly has a lot of modern Adidas heritage in its lines, but it’s simultaneously rather novel. The most prominent design element is most definitely the mesh netting that covers the entire shoe – from the sole through the upper, there’s thin mesh netting stretching across the surface. The upper is a thin single layer fabric, while the chunky sole is an EVA-based foam.

So, if you’re looking for a new lifestyle sneaker that is clearly cut from the Adidas cloth, but isn’t quite as prevalent as the NMDs or Ultra Boosts yet, the Deerupt might be just the ticket.

They’re available in a slew of different colourways from the Adidas website as well as selected outlets and online stores like Superbalist from around R1,899.

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