Inspired by slippers, Philippine based designer Arturo Jr. Tolentino created these Adidas PrimeBoost concepts for runner, Rene Herrera, during his time at the Adidas design academy (of which he was a finalist) –
‘From dock worker to Asian champion to a world Olympian.
Rene Herrera represented the Philippines in the 5000m men’s event in the 2012 London Olympics. He finished dead last.
Rene, a 2nd class navy man, was born in Guimaras Island, Philippines. His father was a janitor and his mother was a housekeeper. During his youth, he worked as a stevedore in the local dock to earn money help and his family. During high school, Rene discovered his talent in track and field. He represented his class in the intramural and participated in local marathons. His talent eventually led him to become part of the national team and sent to compete in the South East Asian Games and Asian Games.’ – Arturo
Featuring an Adidas BOOST midsole, a SprintFrame at the mid-foot and heel and a Tech Fit upper, the combination of tech’d out mid/outsole and sleek upper creates a powerful visual, and would for sure be a highly functional, light and durable shoe.
See more of Arturo’s great work, below –
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