Once, we were discussing the possibility of reworking an adidas Trimm Trab as a Crooked Tongues edition, but after a brief discussion, we realized that we feared the wrath of the shoe's fans. We know a few folks with very forthright opinions on how this shoe should look, and there's been a load of makeups that keep it simple and, as a result, can be worn with pretty much anything. The chunky lightweight sole, the plastic gaily lacing and the round toe are nice, but it's curious how much of this shoe's shape has altered since the 1970s, when the upper was significantly slimmer. This duo, set for release next month, are an oddity in that they seem to restore the box adidas logo of the very earliest Trimms, but omit the Trimm Trabb gold lettering beneath it. Going a little wilder with this shoe than usual, adidas have opted to pay homage to obscure 1980s training styles with a similar sole and aesthetic like the Active and Mercury (presumably from an archive dig) via those black and flame-like stripes and the metallic silver. Even the contrast between leather and nubuck textures matches the source materials. These are decent — shouts to Trimmy and the Trimm Dich movement. Keep an eye out for these. 'cos they drop in March.