Basket (0)

 

The emergence of Terrace Culture lives beyond the stadium; explore it with iterations from adidas Original. Shop Now!

The History of The adidas BW Army

The History of The adidas BW Army

In the ever-evolving world of sneakers, where trends come and go, there are certain classics that continue to stand the test of time. These classics are like treasures waiting to be rediscovered. That's why we're excited to introduce an ?exclusive release that pays homage to the rich heritage of adidas Originals. We've delved into the Archive vault to bring you something truly special — the adidas Originals BW Army silhouette.

adidas BW Army

The adidas Originals BW Army sneaker traces its lineage back to the 1970s when it was originally designed as an indoor training shoe for the German army. Keeping to its roots and historical foundation, the "BW" in its namesake stands for "Bundeswehr," the German Federal Defense Force. Equipped with a vintage touch, this indoor trainer has been crafted with precision and durability in mind, formally built to withstand the rigours of military practice, and now built for everyday use.

Original German Army Trainer

Original adidas BW German Army trainer, late 70's - early 80's

BW German Army iterations

(From left to right:) Maison Margiela 1999, Dior 2004, Hender Scheme 2014

What sets the BW Army design apart is its minimalist and sleek craftsmanship. A low-top silhouette with clean lines, the sneaker exudes an understated edge that transcends trends and maintains its timeless appeal. The upper of this ?exclusive release is constructed from premium leather, while the choice of a tonal and muted olive colour scheme further adds to the shoe's archival and military composition, making it a versatile addition to any fit.


One of the most distinctive features of the BW Army sneakers is the absence of those token-perforated Three Stripes branding on the sidewalls. Instead, this sneaker offers a subtle design element in the form of monochrome colour blocking, while using leather and suede paneling throughout. Embossed in the very same tonal colourway, the tongue and back heel feature the familiar Trefoil logo, a symbol of authenticity and quality that adidas Originals is renowned for.  

adidas BW Army trainer
adidas BW Army trainer
adidas BW Army
adidas BW Army trainer
adidas BW Army trainer

While this ?exclusive release of the adidas Original BW Army iteration pays homage to its military origins, this sneaker is not stuck in the past. The rich history and timeless construction offer modern upgrades to a true heritage making. With comfort, style, and versatility in abundance, the minimalist makeup of this shoe caters to a vast present-day audience far beyond its origins.

So whether you're looking to expand your shoe game, or dive into an archival silhouette, hit up the link below to shop our ?exclusive release of the adidas Originals BW Army sneakers. Now available in-store and online at size? Canada. 


Previous Post
Raised by Wolves FW23