Monday, 18 February 2013

Review: Teyana Taylors Harlem GLC x Adidas

Teyana Taylor is a lot of things; a singer, dancer, actor, fashionista and ofcourse G.O.O.D. music's first lady. On top of all that though, she can now add shoe designer to her long line of credentials. If you follow the songstress on Instagram, you’d know about her recent collaboration with Adidas to create the Harlem GLCs.

The Harlem Good Luck Charms named after Teyana's hometown

After teasing her fans with glimpses of her signature shoe for weeks on Instagram, The First Lady of G.O.O.D Music, Teyana Taylor released full photos of her anticipated Teyana Taylor x Adidas Originals Harlem GLC trainers in December and now they have finally been released and are gracing the feet of several celebrities such as; Wale, Big Sean and Cassie to name but a few.

Teyana Taylor and label mates Big Sean & Pusha Tee all wearing the Harlem GLCs

The sneakers were created with her passion for basketball and Harlem in mind. They are quite reminiscent of the Adidas Torsin Attitude as they have the same shape, they feature a bronze scaled leather on the upper with contrasting black side panel branding, along with black laces up the back. Teyana’s affinity for high end fashion shows up in the form of studded motif on the tongue, and an open leather lace system on the rear portion of the shoe. A black sole provides the finishing touch for the versatile shoe.
The Adidas Harlem Good Luck Charm (GLC) were released on February 16 during NBA All Star Weekend and made history being the fastest selling trainers in Adidas history.

Everyone knows Teyana is a proven sneaker-head with one of the baddest kicks collection. Taylor’s shoe has to be one of the most unconventional pair of kicks out there. The songstress took to twitter to say how the shoes were created with females in mind "my next sneaker will Come in bigger sizes for men. However I had to do something for the ladies first because we never get good kicks!!" I suppose maybe she is hinting that we should expect alot more when it comes to trainers from her.

I like the design its high fashion with a street edge which is very Teyana. I think the design of the shoe its self is great and they're obviously very distinctive and different from anything else on the market right now. My only problem with the shoe is I think there is too much going on from the scaled reptilian colour and the laces at the back and the oversized studded tongue. Personally its not what I was expecting from Teyana, I was hoping for something maybe slicker and edgier but I have to commend her highly for her efforts. The shoes are great and I love the mixture of high fashion and basketball. I'm excited to see more from Teyana as a footwear designer. 

What do you guys think of the Harlem GLC's?

S.M. x

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