The '90s are back in a big way in the sneaker world right now, with every company mining their vault for retro releases. The late '90s in particular had a defined aesthetic of busy, multi-panel, mixed material upper and chunky sole units that is particularly in vogue at the moment with new silhouettes like the Yeezy 500, Puma Thunder Spectra and Air Vapormax 97 leading the way with new designs that tap into the style of the era. Continuing down that path is Adidas' new Yung-1, a re-imagining of their Falcon Dorf model from 1997.
The Yung-1 essentially keeps the same design as the Falcon Dorf, with a layered mesh and premium nubuck upper, but upgrades the materials from the original. It also strips away most of the branding present in '97 Falcon Dorf, leaving only a Treefoil tongue patch. The lightweight EVA midsole with its stabilizing torsion system also remains aesthetically unchanged from its original look, and a rubber outsole completes the design on this resurrected and renamed redesign.
The Adidas Yung-1 will be available both in-store and online on Thursday, June 21st @10:00am.
Photos by Evan Kaucher