Following on from a special edition set of trainers last month, Adidas has launched an entire range of London Underground themed trainers.
There are two ranges, one collection with a lot of purple for a certain Elizabeth line, and a more subdued range of white and grey trainers with the other tube logos on them.
Every pair of the standard range has two of the 12 different underground roundels in the heel, along with suitable colours along the lines. In fitting with fashion, the shoes are mismatched, so you’ll always end up wearing “odd” colours.
The pairings are Jubilee/Piccadilly, Metropolitan/Circle, Victoria/Waterloo&City, Bakerloo/Central, District/Elizabeth, and Hamersmith/Northern.
A nice touch is that the packing boxes also include the two tube lines on either side of the container.
A downside though is that the sole doesn’t have a tube roundel in it, so no chance of leaving little tube roundels behind in the snow and frost this winter.
The Elizabeth line based trainers will be available on the 8th December, which is a hint as to how long this project has been worked on, as that would have been the eve of the opening of the Elizabeth line, had it not been delayed.
The rest of the less purple range follows a couple of days later.
Alternatively, you can buy London Underground socks instead.