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adidas Originals

adidas Originals’ short series ‘SHPTLKS’ focuses on some of the best sneaker stores around the world, taking a behind-the-scenes look at the latest collaborations and observing the evolution of the brands. Each episode gives an insight into how the shops operate in their diverse cities, using interviews with the founders to highlight what makes each store stand out.

The third episode, directed and produced by La Familia, takes place in Perth, the second most isolated city in the world, where Highs and Lows streetwear store-owner Matt Thomas shares the philosophy behind his work. 

In addition to the sample-heavy hip hop instrumentals that have established the series’ sonic personality, we sourced a restrained blues guitar piece with a sparse beat that reflects the city’s laid back culture.