A Look At The Design Of The adidas Originals SOBAKOV

Adidas Originals footwear designer, Sebastian Markovic recently shared some insights into the initial design and development of the adi Originals SOBAKOV.

“Sobakov takes inspiration from the collective spirit of terrace style. Blending distinctive elements from archive silhouettes with a progressive design language and modern street tooling, the Sobakov model takes inspiration from terrace to create an everyday silhouette inspired by a sport that unites groups around the world. The shoe’s knitted upper has decorative stitching lines taken from iconic adidas silhouettes.

This is then covered with the classic three stripe mark, wrapping around the heel and then up across the sides. Final touches include a slightly asymmetrical lacing system and branding details, placed atop a gum rubber midsole.” – Sebastian

Below you can see some of the initial sketches, as well as the 3D model development of the soles algorithmic herringbone pattern.

Design: Sebastian Markovic, Remy Eyraud and Brieuc Ferron
Development: Ngoc-Minh Vo
Product Manager: Brett Letourneau, Chris Wheat
Creative Direction: Oddbjorn Stavseng



Outsole development based on algorithmic herringbone pattern by Florian Fick






Mr. Bailey

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