Till Jagla, executivo da ADIDAS, usou sua conta no Instagram para divulgar novas fotos do YUNG 1, além de contar a história por trás da criação do tênis.
Segundo ele, o modelo foi mesmo baseado no FALCON DORF, um tênis de 1997, que ganhou novo solado e um novo nome. O nome original, a propósito, teria sido derivado das vilas e da floresta Franconianas, paisagens próximas da cidade de Herzongenaurach, cidade sede da ADIDAS, por onde passavam os designers do time de corrida todos os dias. Uma dessas vilas se chama ‘Falkendorf’ e foi ela quem emprestou seu nome – adaptado para uma escrita internacional -para o robusto tênis: FALCON DORF.
The Return of the Falcon Dorf aka Yung1 leaked couple weeks ago already and last week the first shoes were spotted on foot during the influential Fashion Week in Paris. Since then I have received countless DM's with Q's about the shoe, the name and the release date. Reason enough to write up some more background information behind the project. First, where does that shoe come from and what is the name all about? Well, in the mid 90's adidas have been quite experimental in terms of proportions. Always aiming for the best performance products and most thought through designs, backed up by technology/ innovation. adidas created dope shoes. One of those was born in 1997. Back then the adidas Running team struggled to find a suitable name for that new model. Their daily routine also included a run through the German forest and Franconian villages. Every day the international running team passed a small village close to Herzogenaurach, where adidas is based, called "Falkendorf". The team decided to take that name for their new Running shoe. After internationalizing the spelling, the "Falcon Dorf" was born! Nowadays I think the shoe has never looked so fresh and felt so right to celebrate the bring back soon. The most interesting learning for me was that all the shoes the brand has created in the late 90's / early 000's represent the collective memory for the younger (than me, born in 1980) generation of sneaker heads. So this means these kinda quirky shoes is way more than a trend. This world is the archive for an entire generation. Of course we can't ignore the fact that the fashion world picked it up first and influenced a certain look. Especially Raf Simons spearheaded that chunky, clunky, 90's Tech Look by creating his first Ozweegos couple seasons ago. I am happy and proud to work for adidas to be able to pay homage to this special era of the brand. These projects prove that adidas has such a rich history to offer. Thanks to everyone who contributed to this project. #Yung1 #Falcon image by @locatedinberlin