Brooklyn Machine Works: Adidas Eddy Merckx Sneakers Apr 12, 2010

I’ve had photos from the samples of these for 8 months now and was sworn to secrecy from the get go. The grand scheme was to release them on Merckx Mondays but since they’ve been blown out of the water already, I’ll just give them their own post. No one has tried to explain these shoes yet, so here you have it:

Joe from Brooklyn Machine Works was approached by Adidas a few months back to develop a pair of cycling sneakers that were to be influenced by the Eddy Merckx Adidas shoes from the 1970’s, pictured beside the BMW models above. Obviously, no one wants to walk around in cycling shoes all day, so they took some liberties with the design while still nodding to the precedents. Here’s the end product, in the silver, baby blue and orange colorway. There will also be a black and white version, so fear not those who adore the simple colorways in life. I’ll have a sample of these soon enough and will write a thorough review of them.

Next up, Eddy Merckx’s own cycling shoe company.

NOS Eddy Merckx Adidas Cycling Shoes

  • amazing. so sick. cant wait to cop a pair.

  • obrienldn

    seen the samples to but wernt my size to try on not stooooked, anyway wes from the old london sneaker store footpatrol had a brooklyn machine works bmx years ago and now that he runs the consurtium range at adidas in germany, he shouted out and joe and they came up with this, looks hella practical.

  • Santiago Belmont

    man that color scheme is YUK, but great job on the collabo

  • Burd

    Holy sh!t!

  • jason

    hang on are these clipless?

  • Phil Bicheno

    Does anyone know whether these went on sale or not, or rather , where can I get a pair ?

  • Hannes

    Hi – can anyone tell me where I can purchase them (shipping to Austria/Europe)? THX in advance!!!