The tail end of 2015 saw Adidas open up the vaults in Herzogenaurach to release the prototype version of these, dubbed the Racing 1 Pro they were the predecessor to these retro reissues.
Sometimes called the Formel 1 these Racing 1’s are a replicated version of the late-70’s running shoe that hit the streets the same time as Formula 1 racing. The most recognisable feature of these is the exaggerated extended rubber outsole, initially developed with a tire company. The nylon and suede upper adds to the vintage look whereas the compression-moulded EVA midsole provides lightweight cushioning and the extended outsole adds some enhanced cushioning.
Adidas Racing 1 (aka Formel 1)
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