adidas releases The Berlin Wall, its second commemorative “Wall” shoe.
adidas has just released its second commemorative “Wall” shoe in honor of the Barricade’s 15th anniversary (get it?? wall = a barricade). We looked at the Saksawaman earlier this year. The new “Berlin Wall” recalls the fall of its namesake 25 years ago. For those of us who witnessed the historic event (on tv or maybe you were there), this shoe has emotional roots.
I love the use of symbolism here: the steely grey wall that divided east and west Germany, the speckles from the seats of the subway system that now freely traverses Berlin, and the bear, a symbol of a strong and unified city.
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