After releasing five Vibram-equipped silhouettes as part of its SS20 collection, White Mountainnering is back with an exclusive “Triple Black” colorway of its popular adidas LXCON collaboration. First debuting in January 2020, WM’s altered take on the adidas Originals lifestyle silhouette uses buckles and straps for a highly technical look.
This simple black palette plays up the shoe’s industrial nature and layered aesthetic. Gone are the laces, replaced by three rollercoaster buckles tethered to the upper by elongated black fabric straps. These straps hang off the side in appealing fashion for a conceptual take on a midfoot Three Stripe graphic, and can be tightened or loosened to adjust the fit.
Jet black plastic tubing snakes through this alternate setup three times on each side before coming to rest behind the heel, where it’s secured with a leather overlay. More leather accents are present above the toebox, and synthetic overlays sit atop the mesh base on both the lateral midfoot and the toe cap. For a finishing touch, thick adiPRENE midsoles add a dark grey spellout motif across a raised semi-circle piece on the rear.
The White Mountaineering x adidas LXCON “Triple Black” is available now exclusively on the White Mountaineering webstore, and retails for ¥29,700 JPY (approximately $279 USD).