Posts Tagged ‘ Adidas ’

Lee Chun’s Ceramic Boosters.


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I can easily recall the first time I made anything ceramic in art class.  My father still has it sitting on a shelf in his house, and it still looks like the love child of  Jabba The Hut and an old avocado.  But Lee Chun is much more saucy with the ceramic work than most of us will ever be.  Check out a collection of his ceramic Adidas shoes.

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Adidas x Yohji Yamamoto – Adizero F50’s.


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The Japanese designer, who has already teamed up with Adidas in the past for the Y-3 line, has created an utterly fierce pair of football boots for the three-stripe brand.  Yamamoto has transformed the adizero F50 football boots into a pair of imperial lion-dogs, mythical Japanese creatures associated with the Imperial Era.  Professional soccer players will wear these exclusive Adidas boots in matches around the world this weekend, sporting a design that pays homage to Yohji Yamamoto’s Japanese ancestors.  Fans can look out for the yellow lion-dogs on the feet of Gyasi Zardes of LA Galaxy, Jonny Steele of New York Red Bulls, Lucas Moura of Paris Saint-Germainand Naohiro Ishikawa of FC Tokyo.  These adizero F50 boots are quite a bold fashion statement, in fiery yellow tones with contrasting black and brown details. The sides of the boots call to mind the manes of the mythical lion-dogs, who were believed to guard the throne of the Japanese emperors. Yamamoto has presented a detailed and surprisingly realistic rendition of the mythical beasts that is bound to intimidate opponents on the field.  The “Yohji Yamamoto adizero F50″ boots will be available from October 28 in Adidas stores. Price: €300 (around $415) per pair.

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The Puma House.


In sports world, ‘doing stairs,’ is generally a treacherous endeavor that leaves one with burning calf muscles and an overabundance of lactic acid (Cough, cough… wheeze). The Puma House, in Tokyo, is looking at stairs from a whole new angle. Located in the city’s Aoyama design district, the Puma House encompasses the brand’s press room and event zone, all in one dynamic space, allowing for exhibitions, events, fittings, product launches and other media events.

Cool, grey cement is outfitted in warm wood stairs that encircle columns and serve as a repetition of pedestals, showcasing the new sneaker line. The team at Tokyo-based, Nendo, who curated the space explains, “For our design, we placed ‘staircases’ that climb around the existing features of the space like vines. The resulting effect is a strong reminder that we exercise our bodies daily, going up and down stairs, and has a visual connection with stadium stairs and podiums, to bring in PUMA’s important relationship with sports.” Talk about stepping up their game.

A Snoop Dogg, Star Wars, Daft Punk, And David Beckham Video?


Yes, not only is this true, it’s actually pretty old.  I got into a heated debate on the phone with my working colleague Neil about Snoop Dogg, and I mentioned his participation in the Adidas/Star Wars collab.  Neil instantly called me a liar and told me I was making things up, so I decided to write this post just in case anyone else was unaware of the summer 2010 Adidas ad featuring Snoop Dogg, David Beckham, Daft Punk, and a few other big entertainers.

Further than that, there was a second ad put out by Adidas featuring the same stars shortly after.  I know there are probably sneaker heads (like Gabby) cussing under their breath about how old this is, but I’m just trying to prove a point.

Adidas Wings


Adidas has a hit on their hands, I think — not just with these “Wings 2.0″ shoes designed by Jeremy Scott. The Star Wars line of originals was also a huge hit. Custom, short-run gear like this is blowing up — even mad designs (like these) are going to find buyers (like me). Combine expert curating with the long tail effect and… yeah. Wings on your shoes.