Posts Tagged ‘adidas’

adidas to Donate Upwards to $1 Million to Parley Through “Run for the Oceans” Campaign

Adidas and Parley for the Oceans today announce the second consecutive year of their “Run for the Oceans” campaign. Centered around the prevention of marine plastic pollution, adidas has upped the ante this year by offering to donate a hefty sum when you lace up and run for a good cause.

From June 8th to July 8th, for every kilometer run and logged using the Runtasic app, adidas will contribute $ 1 dollar to the Parley Ocean Plastic Program upwards to $ 1 million.

Adidas and Parley will also host 12 running events across several cities in varying countries. Stops will include Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Berlin, London, Barcelona, Milan, and Shanghai. Los Angeles and New York events take place on June 8th and June 27th, respectively.

Much of this orbits a limited edition release of another Parley x adidas Ultra Boost and Ultra Boost X. Both pairs are produced in 95 percent Parley plastic Primeknit making them among the most sustainable sneakers currently in production.

Both the Parley x adidas Ultra Boost variations will release online on June 8 for $ 200 each. A worldwide release at select retailers will follow on June 27.

Parley x adidas Ultra Boost

Release Date: June 8, 2018
Price: $ 200

Parley x adidas Ultra Boost
Parley x adidas Ultra Boost
Parley x adidas Ultra Boost
Parley x adidas Ultra Boost
Parley x adidas Ultra Boost
Parley x adidas Ultra Boost
Parley x adidas Ultra Boost
Parley x adidas Ultra Boost

 

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Pusha T Says Drake’s Upcoming adidas Line is Named After His Son

If you have the Internet or a Soundcloud account, then you’re well aware there’s a pretty vicious rap battle going on at the moment. Pusha T and Drake are sparring at a high level and both fighting dirty. The latest blow comes in the form of “The Story Of Adidon” which alludes to Drizzy having a son that’s both secret and neglected. This allegation came as a surprise and caused some confusion with the following lyric linking the child to Drake’s adidas deal:

Adonis is your son
And he deserves more than an Adidas press run

This morning, Push — also under the adidas roster unless a recent change was made — called into The Breakfast Club to discuss both the beef and the lyric in question.

“Who rolls out their child with a sweatsuit?” questioned Pusha. “See the adidas situation is this: the child, allegedly his new line on adidas is called ADIDON which is named after Adonis his son. We couldn’t know about your child until you start selling sweatsuits and sneakers?”

Hear what Push had to say in the call to The Breakfast Club below.

Lead image by Nick DePaula

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Size? Has an Exclusive adidas Boost Dropping This Week

Do you come from the land of trainers? If you answered yes and believe in Boost, then the adidas I-5923 “Manchester Showers” just might be for you.

Making a stop at Size? and only there, this exclusive blames it on the rain, offering a dreary, weathered take on the lifestyle runner formaly known as the Iniki.

Perhaps a niche favorite in years to come, look for the adidas I-5923 “Manchester Showers” to launch exclusively at Size? on May 18th at 8AM on the other side of the pond.

adidas I-5923 “Manchester Showers”

Release Date: May 18, 2018
Price: £100 (~$ 135 USD)

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White Mountaineering and adidas Originals Terrex Trail Runner Drops This Month

Japanese label White Mountaineering re-ignites its long-standing partnership with adidas Originals for an innovative take on the Terrex silhouette. A trail runner with modern-day specifications, grows even more intriguing given its adaptation of 3D-printing technology.

Built for comfort, stability and breathability, the Terrex is modernized with 3D-printed three stripes branding while the midsole stays on trend with “WHITE” written across the rear heel area. With ideal specifications for climbing, trail running, mountain biking or hiking, its technologically advanced BOA closure system allows for easy adjustment that makes for seamless functionality.

Look for the White Mountaineering x adidas Terrex to release on May 18 at select retailers and at adidas.com.

White Mountaineering x adidas Terrex

Release Date: May 18, 2019
Price: $ 150

White Mountaineering x adidas Terrex
White Mountaineering x adidas Terrex
White Mountaineering x adidas Terrex
White Mountaineering x adidas Terrex
White Mountaineering x adidas Terrex
White Mountaineering x adidas Terrex
White Mountaineering x adidas Terrex
White Mountaineering x adidas Terrex
White Mountaineering x adidas Terrex
White Mountaineering x adidas Terrex
White Mountaineering x adidas Terrex
White Mountaineering x adidas Terrex

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Kanye West Reveals New adidas Yeezy Boost 700 V2 for Fall/Winter

The adidas Yeezy Boost 700 V2 is apparently the next big push from Kanye West and his growing YEEZY company. To no surprise, the man behind his nicknamesake brand already has a pair in a colorway we’ve never seen.

Approved for Q4 — Holiday Season or Fall/Winter depending on the drop date — as said by West, this grey and gum makeup sees the updated chunky runner remaining muted and tonal. This is in line with other 700 V2s we’ve seen on or from Kanye, appearing in White/Grey and Black/Grey thus far.

Sporting the same sole tooling as its predecessor with a slightly less aggressive upper, preview the self explantatory style below and expect these to hit shelves near the end of the year.

adidas Yeezy Boost 700 V2

Release Date: Fall/Winter 2018

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Kanye West Reveals Original adidas Yeezy Boost 350 Sample

Recent as they may be, 2015’s adidas Yeezy Boost 350 “Turtle Dove” serves as a classic to some. An event by most measures, the quite and comfy kicks caused quite a stir with many mimics to come.

Not a mimic but rather the origin, Kanye West took to Twitter to reveal an original sample of said shoe in on-foot fashion.

To even the obsessed eye, differences are slim. The shaping on the sample proves slightly higher yet chunkier, while black collar trim and a more pronounced print/lighter base tone are apparent. In addition, the laces also sport reverse contrast with black playing the base and grey serving as the subtle contrast.


adidas Yeezy Boost 350 Sample

Considering the retail version below, which do you prefer? Let us know on social.


adidas Yeezy Boost 350 “Turtle Dove” Released Version

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Kanye West Previews adidas Yeezy 700 V2

Kanye West took to Twitter earlier this afternoon to preview the upcoming adidas Yeezy 700 V2. The second edition of the largely popular Yeezy 700, and a shoe West says he “loves.”

Although certainly of a similar volition as the model’s aforementioned predecessor, the V2 edition also undeniably stands on its own. True to the retro aesthetics currently trending in the sneaker industry, breathable construction adorns much of the body while reflective details aids that design language while equally heightening visibility.

West appears to have much in store with adidas for the remainder of 2018, some of which he shared on Twitter in weeks past. The social media platform, though, has been problematic for West. Many of his thoughts and stream of consciousness state there have proven ill-advised. Yet adidas has affirmed that they have no plans of parting ways with West.

adidas Yeezy 700 V2
adidas Yeezy 700 V2

Source: Kanye West

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Pharrell Debuts New adidas Crazy BYW X Colorway in China

While in China to debut exclusive iterations of his NMD Hu collection, Pharrell Williams did us one better: he offered a first look at an all-new Crazy BYW X that might be even more intriguing that anything dropping exclusively in the Greater China area.

Although the gold trimmed NMD Hu collection was certainly nothing to throw shade at, Williams’ global message and avant-garde aesthetic is much better felt through this newly vindicated adidas Crazy BYW X. Exploring a barrage of hues that best express Pharrell’s vibrant personality, the words Gratitude and Equality are written across each shoe while Boost You Wear pods uphold that righteous silhouette.

Release details for this budding Pharrell x adidas collaboration are currently unknown. Stay tuned for more.

Pharrell x adidas Crazy BYW X
Pharrell x adidas Crazy BYW X

Pharrell x adidas Crazy BYW X

Pharrell x adidas Crazy BYW X
Pharrell x adidas Crazy BYW X

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Palace & adidas Pop Up at the Pool

Palace and adidas have linked up once again for their annual spring basics, consisting of slides, towels, shorts and an assortment of tees.

These particular slides appear in three iterations, featuring grey, white, and black offerings. Each style features a trio-tonal stripe design, while a tonal all-over Palace logo colors the rest of the upper strap. Now the hardest part is figuring which pair matches your poolside essentials.

The Palace x adidas Originals Collection is expected to release April 27 at Palace locations and online.

Palace x adidas Originals Collection

Release Date: April 27, 2018

Palace x adidas Originals Collection
Palace x adidas Originals Collection
Palace x adidas Originals Collection
Palace x adidas Originals Collection
Palace x adidas Originals Collection
Palace x adidas Originals Collection
Palace x adidas Originals Collection
Palace x adidas Originals Collection
Palace x adidas Originals Collection
Palace x adidas Originals Collection
Palace x adidas Originals Collection
Palace x adidas Originals Collection
Palace x adidas Originals Collection
Palace x adidas Originals Collection
Palace x adidas Originals Collection
Palace x adidas Originals Collection
Palace x adidas Originals Collection
Palace x adidas Originals Collection
Palace x adidas Originals Collection
Palace x adidas Originals Collection

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Comparing The Adidas KB8 3’s Influence On Kanye’s Yeezy 500

words & images // Nick DePaula:

When most people think back to Kobe Bryant’s early era with Adidas, it’s the original KB8 — since re-dubbed the “Crazy 8” — and The Kobe — often dubbed the “Toasters” — that quickly come to mind.

As the brand has re-released several of the earliest sneakers that he wore with The Three Stripes, one more obscure model that’s always been oft forgotten since it first released during the 1999-2000 series was his third KB8 model.

Launched just as the Lakers were switching up their classic jersey style for a modernized take fit for a new millennium, as the story goes, Kobe was also looking for a design shift from his footwear.

He was over the podular flow of the Feet You Wear line, and looking for a more sleekened and streamlined aesthetic for his series. He only wore the KB8 3 in a trio of colorways, before soon switching to the Forum 2000, a simplified update to the brand’s 80s classic.

To appease Bryant, Adidas soon tapped Audi and co-designed a short-lived line of auto-inspired The Kobe silhouettes to kick off the 2000s, before he abruptly left the brand just after the 2002 season.

While the KB8 3 — often also referred to as the EQT Responsive — has barely even registered a mention in recent time, that all changed this year. As Kanye West’s namesake line looked to launch a new batch of bulky and heavily paneled pairs, the new Yeezy 500 silhouette actually draws some of its most defining parts directly from the Bryant shoe.

Since I’ve long loved the Feet You Wear era and its funky design language, it was a welcome surprise to see the always-frenzied Yeezy series celebrate some of the line’s best quirks. I actually still have pretty much every sneaker from my high school and college days, and was able to uncover my original pair of the KB8 3. They were worn during my sophomore year of High School for JV hoops, and have been aging ever since.

Apparent below in a detailed side-by-side comparison, the Yeezy’s midsole design is only slightly altered in certain zones, with thicker rounded edges through the forefoot pods, a rubber midfoot arch shank in place of the KB8’s full-length support plate, and an added rubberized panel just above the pods.

The most noticeable difference can be found when looking down at each shoe, as the Yeezy’s pods are more pronounced in general, none more than the inner heel pod that now houses an Adidas logo in place of the Feet You Wear “Freddy” icon. It goes without saying, but the upper designs are entirely unrelated, with the Yeezy 500 opting for a more busy overlay-driven look that combines mesh, nappy suede and leather insets, while the KB8 3 offered up a simple court-block driven design.

Check out an original size 14 pair of the Adidas KB8 3 alongside a current size 13 pair of the Adidas Yeezy 500, and let us know your thoughts on Twitter. If you’re after even more knowledge and history from Adidas’ much loved Feet You Wear era, you simply must check out our comprehensive FYW overview.

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