Love the Metropolitan Line? Now you can wear it on your shoes!
We’re all familiar about the expression “wearing your heart on your sleeve”, but how about “wearing your integrated transport network on your clothes”? Well, that’s exactly what you’ll get the chance to do this month, as Transport for London have collaborated with adidas to design three new trainers, each inspired by the London Underground.
The left-field pairing has come about to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Oyster card’s debut, and the trainers each hero a different aspect of our favourite transport network. Resplendent in black is a version of adidas’ ZX 500 RM, highlighted with the classic TfL red and blue, and bearing a roundel that reads ‘Hidden London’ – which is tantalisingly close to, yet alas not exactly like, Secret London. Damn.
Meanwhile, the Continental 80 is a suave grey number which pays tribute to the Metropolitan Line – the world’s first underground train. Picked out in magenta is the line’s original route, from Paddington to Farringdon. Not likely to forget your commute in a hurry, are you?
Finally, the Temper Run is the most colourful of the trio, bearing a roundel emblazoned with those immortal words: ‘Mind The Gap’. Most excitingly, this pair comes with a special gift: an Oyster card, topped up with £80 of credit, just to help you on your way. Although perhaps more importantly, you’ll also have a pair of comfy shoes to, you know, walk to places. They’ll be on sale from 10am on October 27th, at adidas Originals stores at 15 Foubert’s Place, Soho and 15 Hanbury Street, Shoreditch – but, being very limited editions, you can expect them to go quickly. Hey, at least the shoes can never be delayed by a signal failure…
Featured image: @transportforlondon