Adidas Originals Tubular Runner – Kicks to kick start the day

Adidas Originals Tubular Runner shoes having you reaching out to your gut and pulling out your emotions to analyse them.

Adidas Originals Tubular Runner

Adidas Originals Tubular Runner

Love – I think this emotion doesn’t really do anything for me. I don’t “love” anything. Sure, I like a lot of stuff but love isn’t something I have felt. Some folks tell me that is where the problem lies. That you cannot love a thing, but you can only love a person or a pet. I disagree. Love is what you make up in your head. It isn’t a real thing. I have experienced this thing people give so much value and importance to. It didn’t last. Because it never was. Because it never is real. It is only momentary. Infatuation is a better word. Like that girl at the bar who wasn’t the same after the first 6 months. Or that shirt you always wanted.

Hate – such a strong word. It resonates with me a lot more than Love. I hate traffic, employment, vapid competition, lack of structure, lack of planning, my inability to travel the world. I literally hate everything around me. My body type, my short temper, public littering, egos. Hate is so real. You can feel the anger seep in (pour in, in my case) and your physical being gets hot. Do you feel cold when in love? Unlikely. You may say you feel warm, that is only half your anger and anxiety then. Not love.

The only time Love kicks in, is when I need to hate. Because as it appears, I love to hate!

Am no authority on emotions or human relations. But if you take into account experience, then I think I have amassed a fair bit. So read and absorb this. You don’t need love to live happily ever after. You need someone in your life who challenges you, who motivates you, who backs you up, who lifts you up when you are wallowing in failure or self-pity. A companion. You get so used to each other, you cannot think of life any other way. That sir, isn’t love. Love is mediocre. Spending your life with a true companion, on the other hand, is great. It isn’t going to be easy. A dog or cat cannot fill that space, no matter how much you think they will. Flesh and blood, that is what it takes.

Coming back to the sneaker, it is called the Tubular because of how the outer sole is built, modelled on tire tubes. And the way Originals work, they dig into the archives and revive/recreate their classics. Remember how the Superstars became so “relevant” all of a sudden within the fashion community? That! Likewise with the Tubular which was apparently ahead of it’s time in the 90s and therefore would take way too much money to manufacture back then. The outer sole is quite interesting because it isn’t what you are used to seeing on kicks otherwise. And despite the sneaker being an all grey colour way, it stands out because of its weave design through the upper and those interesting bits of suede that run through the sneaker. I also love the discreet Adidas Originals logo on the back which keeps it quite slick.

The all sock shoe trend is quite evident these days. You have the Roshe One from Nike and the Tubular Runner from Adidas Originals. And then there is the entire debate of who made the “all sock shoe” first! I will allow you to research that bit on the internet. Competition is heating up and this is the perfect time for sneaker heads to get their game on. Having said that, the design of the shoe is going to leave some of you grappling with your emotions on how you feel about it.

Me? I hate that this design didn’t come out sooner! 😉

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Adidas Originals Tubular Runner


Here is how I kick start my day in my Adidas Originals Tubular Runner.

Stills by Rajeev Naidu and video shot and edited by Jagath Venkat for Bowties and Bones

Outfit Deets:
Tee and Snapback – Adidas Originals
Denims – Levis 501 CT
Watch – G Shock
Backpack and pullover – Ratchet Clothing UK

Adidas Originals Tubular Runner

Adidas Originals Tubular Runner

Adidas Originals Tubular Runner


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