Introducing the Racer Lite. A contemporary offspring of elements created over 20 years ago for the three stripes, deeply ingrained within adidas history from when the Herzogenaurach sportswear giant was struggling with idea creation and product plateaus. Along came Rob Strasser & Peter Moore, fresh from pioneering design and product at Nike Inc, these jet-setters arrived at the bavarian town and shook up performance running. The Adidas Equipment range was launched under their helm. Dubbed 'EQT', the line introduced the first iteration of the no common, three stripes logo that emboldens the adidas performance business today. EQT was all about stripping back sneakers to their bare essentials and delivering basic pillars of performance circa. 1992. From this initial offering of essential 'Equipment' footwear, came the Adidas EQT Racer. Borrowing heavily from the ZX DNA of a few years prior, the EQT racer looked more like minimalist foot hugging sandal-esque silhouette than technical runner. Ideal for the marathoner, the EQT Racer's sockless design would lay dormant until Originals sought to redefine the look for a new era.

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Gone is the sockless, sandal-esque fit, replaced with a one piece upper with intuitive stitching allowing flexibility and stability amongst the mesh and neoprene upper. The mid foot cage is now a solid plastic bearing wit hthe minimal three stripes punching out below, just like its forefather. The sole however sheds some weight in the absence of the Torsion footbar but retains the Sofcell in the heel for a responsive ride and dynamic support. Maintaining the heritage of this classic adidas model, the Racer Lite bears a new look and comfort for an inspired look, feel and experience the EQT line deserves, 20 odd years later.

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