I just got hooked up with the first pictures I’ve seen of the upcoming Adidas Adipower 2. Release date is in April from what I understand, other than that, I don’t know much else about the shoe at the moment.
Design language looks to be similar to the Powerlift 4 that just came out. Minimal but effective; personally I’m a fan of it.
It’s hard to tell what kind of material the upper made from from the pictures but to me it looks like some kind of rough synthetic material, similar to the upper of the Pureboost Trainer. Maybe a fabric with a PU overlay completely surrounding the shoe. In some color ways it looks like ripstop fabric. I really like the seamless design.
Doesn’t look like Adidas is a fan of two straps, but I love the look of the single. It’s blocky-ness adds a level of angularity to the shoe, almost mod in style.
Interesting texture to the heel, which looks to be made of TPU. That same pattern extends to the outsole of the shoe, which is also minimal.
I’ll post more info as it comes…but as of now I’m sold. Especially those pink ones!