Epsilon Magazine


Size? x Adidas Originals Acid House

size? has teamed up with Adidas Originals to release the Acid House package consisting of exclusive versions of the Yung-1 and Falcon shoes, the pack’s colour theme pays homage to the iconic smiley face, the defining image of Acid House culture.


The updated Yung-1 is based on a reconfigured version of the original Falcon Dorf training shoe from 1997, with a few tweaks taking it from Performance into the Originals category. The new Falcon takes the DNA from the family of the same name and updates it for 2018, with alterations to the shapes and lines on the upper. Adding a small but significant brand detail, the smiley face printed on the insole of each pair is that of ‘Trimmy’, a character used by the German Sports Confederation for a fitness initiative throughout the 1970s.

The uppers on each pair feature similar material selections throughout, with the Yung-1 featuring soft flat suede, nubuck and soft mesh, and the Falcon utilising nubuck, mesh, and a touch of black leather on the heel panel. Both shoes sit on the same classic Torsion midsole unit as seen on the original model back in the ‘90s.

Rave flyers created by Planet Luke, the design studio of DJ Berlin-based DJ and producer Luca Lozano, provide the backdrop for the campaign imagery, celebrating the aesthetic legacy of Acid House.


The association of the smiley face with Acid House culture is largely down to DJ Danny Rampling, who adopted the emblem after a chance encounter with a fashion designer covered in pin badges with the vibrant grin printed on them. Featuring on flyers and membership cards for his night ‘Shoom’, it would soon go on to become the signifying logo of an era.

The size? Exclusive adidas Originals ‘Acid House’ Pack will be available through the size? previews app and in all size? stores on Friday 24th August, with the Yung-1 priced at £100, and the Falcon priced at £85.