Posts Tagged ‘adidas’

The NBA Is Going To Ban Kanye’s Reflective Adidas Yeezy Basketball Shoe

Though he’s been teasing his finally finalized “YZY BSKTBL” shoe online over the past month, there may be an unexpected roadblock ahead for Kanye West’s dream of seeing his debut hoop shoe making its way to a NBA game.

According to our own Nick DePaula, the NBA doesn’t plan to approve the Adidas sneaker for in-game use, with the bright 3M reflective heel panel serving as the primary concern.

The league has long had a rule against any “distracting” parts on sneakers, like overly bright patent leathers, chrome pieces that may also chip, or shiny 3M panels like what’s been spotted on a sample of the upcoming Yeezy.

Though DePaula mentions that alternate non-3M versions of Kanye’s basketball model would likely be approved, with the season officially kicking off in a matter of weeks, we’ll have to stay tuned for additional updates on which looks the league will plan to allow.


adidas Yung-1 “Cloud White” // Available Now

Perhaps one of the most exciting adidas silhouettes to release this year, the Yung-1 returns and this time it comes in a clean “Cloud White” color scheme.

This iteration of the chunky Yung-1 has a premium suede and mesh upper, which sports hues of “Cloud White” throughout. A clean white rubber sole completes the look.

Available now, the adidas Yung-1 “Cloud White” can be picked up from Aphrodite Clothing Ltd.


Dragon Ball Z x adidas Yung 1 // Closer Look

It has been quite some time since we first heard about the collaboration between adidas Originals and Dragon Ball Z. Being one of the biggest collaboration for adidas this year, this collection will feature several Three Stripe sneakers. The newly released but old school-inspired adidas Yung 1 is one of them.

Recently, Py_Rates on Twitter shared a group of official images of the Dragon Ball Z x adidas Yung 1.

Let us know what you think on social and keep it locked for official release details.


Donald Glover and adidas Announce New Creative Partnership

Donald Glover, known in many circles as Childish Gambino, is equal parts one of the best dressed and most charismatic personalities today. A multi-hyphenate that truly embodies the term, Glover continues to broaden his scope with the announcement of a new adidas creative partnership.

Adidas adds Glover to a long list of creatives that includes Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, and Alexander Wang. However, Glover represents something completely unique for the group as an actor, producer, and a television writer. They’re among the things that make this “creative partnership” something more than what’s already in existence in the sneaker space. In large part, it seems like the only reason Glover agreed to it.

“I believe it’s important not to feel like ideas are bound by specific guidelines and adidas Originals has given me the opportunity to create on my own terms. I’m looking forward to seeing what that leads to.”

Like Atlanta, Glover’s Emmy winning television show that recently finished its triumphant second season, his adidas partnership is expected to reflect a foundational aesthetic and a truly original thought. That much can be assumed by the partnership announcement, seen through an animated clip by Ivan Dixon who also produced Glover’s “Feels Like Summer” video/short film.

The partnership is said to feature sneakers, apparel, and “creative projects.”

Donald Glover
Donald Glover


Études and adidas Partner for Ultra Boost Uncaged Collaboration

Parisian-based Études has joined forces with adidas Consortium for one of the better Ultra Boost Uncaged colorways we’ve seen in some time.

Originally released in 2015 as a variation of the Ultra Boost proper, the Uncaged has been largely absent in recent times. Returning to grace with this collaboration, the textured blue Primeknit design is filled with white stars and black color Boost below. Generally themed to fit a Parisian aesthetic, the shoe will release alongside a pack-away rain cape.

Études x adidas Ultra Boost Uncaged
Études x adidas Ultra Boost Uncaged

In greater context, the blue used in the shoe is central to adidas’ history and a shade they’ve favored for decades. Look for the Études x adidas Ultra Boost pre-release on September 8 and globally at Consortium retailers on September 15.

Études x adidas Ultra Boost Uncaged

Release Date: September 8, 2018
Price: $ 220

Études x adidas Ultra Boost Uncaged
Études x adidas Ultra Boost Uncaged
Études x adidas Ultra Boost Uncaged
Études x adidas Ultra Boost Uncaged
Études x adidas Ultra Boost Uncaged
Études x adidas Ultra Boost Uncaged


Kylie Jenner Joins adidas

Kylie Jenner is officially Team adidas. The beauty mogul/modern model let the world know today that she’s on board as an ambassador of The Three Stripes by posting a video with the announcement on her IG story, wearing the recently released adidas Falcon.

Some would say that Kylie to adidas was many months or more so years in the making. When the youngest Jenner first signed a partnership with PUMA in 2016, her brother-in-law Kanye West was vocally critical of the assumed but then unannounced move as Team Yeezy was intended to house the Kardashian/West/Jenner family as a whole.

Kanye West Tweet

The Kylie x PUMA partnership in 2016 lasted the course of the year with Jenner appearing as a model in marketing efforts for the brand while also wearing select shoes and slides in public and on IG.

By 2017, Kylie would be seen wearing Yeezys on the regular — among other brands — all but confirming an end to the PUMA partnership and a focus on the family’s footwear line. In May of 2017, big sister Kendall would make it official with adidas as an ambassador while Kylie would remain a wearer of Yeezy/Calabasas kicks but a free agent where a deal was concerned.

Kylie Jenner in the “Dark Grey” Travis Scott x Air Jordan 4

In 2018, Kylie proved the first person to don what looks to be the last of three Travis Scott x Air Jordan 4 collaborations. While her significant other is famously a Nike Boy with JB ties, Jenner juicing the Stripes for the duration of her deal sees the Forbes cover star continuing to make moves.

chillin in my @fashionnova

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While details regarding the 2018 Kylie Jenner x adidas partnership have not been disclosed by the star or the Stripes, one would imagine Jenner would serve as the face and feet of trending ’90s nostalgia models like the Falcon and Yung-1 while her sister Kendall continues to front classic styles such as the Stan Smith and the Forum. Keep it locked to Nice Kicks for updates.


Jeremy Sallee Has Been Sketching Some Awesome Puma & Adidas Concepts

words // Nick DePaula:

Over time, Instagram has proven to not only be a platform where photographers can showcase their work to a widespread global audience, but it’s also become a growing home for artists and designers to highlight their latest concepts and ideas.

After suffering an unfortunate Achilles tear, footwear designer Jeremy Sallee has been posted up and posting a spree of sketches on his page, narrowing in primarily on new concepts for Puma Hoops and Adidas Basketball. With Puma’s grand return to the NBA and basketball space for the first time in two decades, his designs explore potential twists on bridging the brand’s past through a modernized lens.

The Adidas concepts are simply awesome, delving into some new branding options for The Three Stripes. Sallee formerly worked at Reebok, where he cooked up the recent Fusion DMX and Alpha standout models during his tenure with the vector. He’s currently the Design Director for Ralph Lauren footwear, with projects soon on the horizon.

You can keep up with Jeremy’s work and his playfully dubbed #AchillesSeries on his @jermsal10 Instagram account — best of luck with the rehab and recovery!



adidas Yeezy 700 V3 // Preview

While the second iteration of the Yeezy 700 is still yet to release, we’ve already got a glimpse at its follow-up.

Late last night, Kanye West took to Twitter once again to preview the adidas Yeezy 700 V3.

In coloring, the adidas Yeezy 700 V3 is very similar to its predecessor — seen for the first time in a White/Grey code. In composition, it takes the “Tech Dad” vibes to new heights by sporting a smooth, one-piece midsole. The upper itself is of similar orientation, fusing lightweight paneling rather than stacking mixed materials. Translucent tooling and open-hole mesh underlays mirror that of the Yeezy Boost 350 V3.

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2
adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v3

adidas Yeezy 700 V2

Kanye West in the adidas Yeezy 700 V2

Also of note on this Twitter debut is that Kanye calls out Mark Miner as having a hand on this design. This is interesting for a few reasons. One, it’s long been known that other designers have had a hand in the Yeezy footwear creation process – Nic Galway most notably – but this is the first time we’ve heard Miner mentioned.

Nike sues designers who left for adidas
Mark Miner, Denis Dekovic & Marc Dolce

As you may recall, Miner left Nike for adidas in 2014 alongside Marc Dolce and Denis Dekovic. While with the Swoosh, Miner was credited for many Nike Free favorites including the Inneva Woven which West wore. Adding intrigue and visibility to the YEEZY Dream Team, West also called out industry vet Steven Smith as having worked on the Yeezy 451 sole.

Preview the Yeezy 700 V3 below and keep it locked to Nice Kicks for release details.


Pharrell Williams x adidas NMD Hu “Solar Pack” // Available Now

Pharrell Williams x adidas might be one of the most creative collaborations that keep delivering drop after drop. Citing the latest drop, the “Solar Pack” draws inspiration from East Africa across the three variations of the NMD Hu.

Pharrell Williams x adidas NMD Hu “Solar Pack”

This collection has a little bit of everything for anyone with three distinct, eye-catching colorways. Retailing at $ 250 USD each, Pharrell and adidas continue their partnership with yet another gem.

Take a look at the rest of the collection below, and be sure to get yours here courtesy of our friends at Sneaker Politics.

Pharrell Williams x adidas NMD Hu “Solar Pack”

Pharrell Williams x adidas NMD Hu “Solar Pack”


Bodega x adidas Consortium Collection // Closer Look

Bodega and adidas are set to revamp some classics in their collection that is set to release later this month. The collection pays homage to the terrace scene along with adidas’ undeniable influence in fútbol across the Atlantic Ocean.

The collection in collaboration with Boston-based Bodega brings some swagger to both the adidas Kamanda and the adidas Sobakov. The lifestyle shoes are adidas’ newest push in bringing some nostalgic flavor to the streets.

Take a look at the official Bodega x adidas Consortium video below highlighting the beautiful sport of football through the Kamandas and Sobakovs.

Bodega x Adidas Consortium 2018 from Bodega on Vimeo.


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