adidas Gardening Club 2.0

by Fabrizio De Lucia on February 18, 2020

For SS20, adidas presents the return of the Gardening Club, a trail and gardening-inspired capsule that first sowed the seeds of its popularity in the autumn of 2019.

Originally realized under the adidas Consortium banner, a series of new drops maintain the tongue-in-cheek humor, earthy aesthetics and green-fingered functionality of the original Gardening Pack.

The first drop features two new iterations of the Novaturbo and Response Hoverturf footwear, each inspired by the trail-running world and designed to work equally well in the soil or the city streets.

The gardening-inspired capsule collection remains a clarion call to all the likeminded ‘avant-gardeners’ out there. It is for those who lovingly nurture lawns, meticulously scatter seeds and rigorously turn-over soil. But as with the original range, these new drops also offer a fresh take on modern outdoors and hiking trends.

The first drop for SS20 revisits two footwear styles that were created especially for the original Gardening Pack, the Response Hoverturf and the Novaturbo. Each statement-making shoe draws inspiration from the world of trail-running, ensuring a rugged sense of comfort whether wading through mulch or marching down midtown.

The Response Hoverturf exemplifies this, refusing to be shackled by the slow-paced life of a gardener, ready for you to break into a run whenever the call of the great outdoors (or bustling metropolis) becomes too much. It delivers all this through ripstop and mesh uppers, a rubber toe overlay and FORMOTION heel - all rendered in a blacked-out palette, save for the splashes of color that punctuate its ADIPRENE midsole.

Meanwhile, the Novaturbo takes the sensible sandal beloved of so many growers to an eye-catching new place. A place that most techy, breathable, flower bed-bound footwear can only dream of. Its open heel and splashes of color belie the slick functionality at play: the suede and mesh uppers are complemented by a rope eyestay construction, while ADIPRENE, TRAXION and the Torsion System ensure maximum stability on even the most unsteady of soil-based terrains.