For this archive recreation, adidas look to the 1981 edition and reissue a near 1 to 1 version for July 2021. The upper arrives with a lush blue suede upper with a satisfying suede nap that channels the spirit and look of its predecessors. Contrasting the textures of the suede are the iconic leather three stripes finished in the correct silver metallic shade that's repeated on the heel tab too. The usual gold foil details appear by way of branding on the side calling out the shoes illustrious name, as well as a branded tongue graphic, printed insole, and CITY SERIES MMXXI sign off on the lining. The eagle-eyed among you will have peeped that updated tooling running beneath a neigh-bang on match to the original with a herringbone outsole tread on the rear section.