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Equipment Race Walk

Limited Edt Singapore delivers its innovative take on the Equipment Race Walk, inspired by the F1 Night Race of the Singapore Grand Prix that takes over the city after dark and the ever-growing supercar culture. The product features a matte black nubuck upper, premium polished leather stripes and reflective details. To complete, the glow-in-the-dark piping takes reference to the aggressive angles of the modern day supercar.

Limited Edt
Needs
Equipment

Peninsula Shopping Centre
3 Coleman Street, #02-07
Singapore, 179804

Queensway Shopping Centre
1 Queensway, #01-21
Singapore, 149053

The Shoppes at
Marina Bay Sands
2 Bayfront Ave, #B1-66
Singapore, 018956

VivoCity
1 Harbourfront Walk #B1-18,
Singapore, 098585

313@somerset
313 Orchard Road #03-22
Singapore, 238895

Wisma Atria
435 Orchard Road,
03-24 to 29
Singapore, 238877

JEM
50 Jurong Gateway Road
03-49
Singapore, 608549

www.limitededt.com

In Conversation with
Mandeep Chopra,
Founder, Limited Edt

1. Please introduce yourself.
I’m Mandeep Chopra, Founder of Limited Edt. Since it started in 2003, Limited Edt has been responsible for growing the sneaker community in Singapore and it’s now the go-to store for sneakerheads.
2. What is your earliest adidas memory?
Our family story is intrinsically linked to sports and adidas. Our sporting goods business started in 1949, coincidently the same year adidas was founded. It was called Sportshop adidas and it mainly retailed adidas sports shoes and equipment, acting as a distribution hub to supply other parts of Southeast Asia. My earliest adidas memories were of watching football on television in the ’80s and admiring the kits that were worn by the UK teams. I used to wear those Beckenbauer shorts, the really short shorts that football players wore. I got them from Dad’s Sportshop adidas. I also remember hearing the story of the time my grandfather met Adi Dassler when he had a meeting at adidas headquarters.

Narwant Singh – Father of Limited Edt Founder, 1992

Grand opening of Sportshop adidas, 1977

In Conversation with
Mandeep Chopra,
Founder, Limited Edt

Q3. The ’90s was a key decade in the history of sportswear. What was the first sports shop you visited?
In the early ’90s, Queensway Shopping Centre became the destination mall for sportswear in Singapore, which it still is today. My father opened a fleet of more ‘modern’ stores – called Sportshop 2000 – to complement the more traditional sporting goods stores. Sportshop 2000 was where all the best brands and products had to be – including the EQT range. The store and Queensway Shopping Centre have changed a lot since then and so has sports retail, it has become much more niche. Limited Edt was born out of this environment, established in 2003 as the first specialty sneaker boutique of its kind in Singapore.
Q4. What is it about the Equipment line that you admire most?
My first memory of Equipment was seeing the range in my dad’s store. I grew up loving and playing all sorts of sports from football to tennis to basketball. As a kid, a dream of mine was to own something from the adidas Equipment line, whatever the sport it was for. I admired the iconic teal colourway and how it represented the pinnacle of adidas.
Q5. The original Equipment line had products for all sports, from the mainstream to the niche. Which areas would you like to see have their own Equipment product today?
I would love to see something for skateboarding.
Q6. What is your favourite part of the collaboration process?
Conceptualising and designing with my co-designer is always my favourite. We get the creative juices flowing – and the adidas team is so easy to work with. It is truly a collaborative process.
Q7. What inspired the Equipment shoe you have created for Consortium 2021?
The ’90s were my teenage years, grunge and hip-hop filled my ears and I was introduced to the world of clubbing. Zouk was the nightclub I visited most often, with its lights, glitz, glamour and flashy cars. It was all captivating. Zouk launched in 1991, the same year as the EQT range. Then there’s the super cars that we often see in Singapore; and Formula 1’s Singapore Grand Prix, which takes place at night. These references formed the basis of what Jonning Chng, my co-designer, and myself used to design the shoe. We worked on the adidas EQT Race Walk – the shoe’s simple, clean lines felt very contemporary to me back then and still do now. The shoe’s luxe materials mimic the interior of supercars: super soft leather, nubuck and durable nylon that looks like carbon fibre. Sleek, bold lines symbolise speed and movement; and the glow-in-the dark piping and 3M materials represent the nightlife element and the beautiful cityscape of Singapore. It is also a nod to Limited Edt’s first ever adidas collaboration 10 years ago.