Sometimes, when trapped in the world of sensory overload where each sneaker is trying to be bigger and louder than the next, a simple pair of blue kicks can come as a breath of refreshing air.

Breaking new ground as the only sneaker boutique in Singapore to have been invited by adidas Consortium to put their name and design to an iconic shoe, The Limited Edt (L.E) Vault decided to utilize and face lift the vintage tennis Rod Laver from the adidas archive.

The Rod Laver Consortium project made its debut in Aug 2009 and the L.E Vault design represents the final collaboration for this hugely successful Rod laver series. Fusing their design experience and perspective, L.E Vault has put the shoes through a little alchemy whilst still staying true to the spirit of this legendary beauty. Principal designer Jonning Chng’s interpretation of the Rod Laver is a deceptively simple design functional and subtle additions that build on the upper perfectly alongside some more eye-catching touches. He has chosen to dress the shoes in fresh color ways whilst paying an emphasis on lines and flow – giving the Rod Lavers an interesting treatment with glow-in-the-dark textured gridlines on its full grain leather uppers. Sign off details include sewn on brand labels on the sockliner and heel patch, metallic turquoise lace tips and eyelet for a sleek finish.

“I’m honored to offer Originals’ fans our signature interpretation of Rod Laver’s effortless style aesthetic. The Limited Edt Vault has always been a great destination for sneakers and this adds a little something special into our already-exciting collection.” – Mandeep Chopra, Owner

With an exclusive run of only 500 pairs worldwide, the Limited Edt Vault X adidas Rod Laver sneakers should be part of every shoe aficionado’s repertoire. These streamlined sneakers remain versatile with the wardrobe and will be pitch perfect with everything from denim to, khakis and chinos, from tees to button downs.

Jonning Chng, designer of this collaborative Rod Laver Consortium piece is also a member of the AWE50ME network. Read his interview here.

The Limited Edt Vault X adidas Rod Laver collaboration wraps up the Fall Winter 2010 Consortium season and will be made available at Limited Edt stores at 313 Orchard, Marina Bay Sands & Queensway at SGD$189.

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