It's always good to see a collaboration that makes some sense and adidas Consortium's rerelease of the adidas Centaur is a welcome one. Dropping alongside some other Consortium makeups of this terrace favorite, Aberdeen's Hanon Shop continue a winning streak of simplicity on models with a strong local following to follow-up their 2010 Kegler Super makeover. We're assuming that the change from Centaur to CNTR was down to legal issues (age-old trademarks are no fun), and while it had us non-hyped over a prospective Center Hi initially, once we realized the Centaur was coming back, we were more than a little hyped. While the the spectators' and speculators' eyes seem to be on the technical releases of the early to mid 1990s on the running front right now, adidas's pioneering technology from a decade earlier still warrants just as much celebration and storytelling. With Hanon's locale being a key casual hotspot in its day, their use of a much-loved 1984 running classic is just logical. The Scotchlite stripes with the granite speckle, some blasts of red among the bleak tones that evoke our favourite Centaur from back in the day and the tribute to the letterforms and imagery from age-old adidas boxes and packaging paper is a nice touch too. Naturally, the northern soul style flame logo makes its way onto the shoe and foil footbed labels go beyond the call of duty in evoking an era of oneupmanship. The Hanon Shop adidas CNTR goes on sale as part of the adidas Consortium CNTR pack at Hanon Shop on the 26th and we'll be selling them in the Crooked Tongues store on February the 2nd.