The Adidas Skateboarding Hot Streak Continues
A new collab with Alltimers is on the way.
Skateboarding might not be the first sport that comes to mind when you think of Adidas, but the brand has been on a bit of hot streak when it comes to putting out skater-approved goods. Earlier this summer, the brand-new Adidas Tyshawn, the sharp new signature sneaker for pro skater Tyshawn Jones, wowed sneakerheads and skaters alike. Now, the Three Stripes has teamed up with New York skate shop Alltimers on a next-level collection of sneakers, clothes, and accessories.
For the duo’s fourth collaboration together, Adidas and Alltimers looked to the “Adventure” collection, from Adidas’s “Outdoor” sub-label. The star of the show is the newly revamped ZX 4000 silhouette, a late-1980s-era runner that has been modernized with a multicolor mix of materials and reflective elements. There is also the Gazelle Super, worn by everyone from skaters to British rockers, which gets dressed up in a grainy-yet-crisp white leather. Both styles are subtly marked with Adidas Skateboarding and Alltimers branding. A variety of outdoor-friendly apparel rounds out the collection: a vintage-y ripstop jacket, matching shorts, a graphic T-shirt, and a crewneck sweater. Plus, there is a fanny pack (or cross-body bag, depending on your birth decade) that features the bold blue and dreamy green colors used throughout the collection.
The collection falls right in that collaborative sweet spot. A reference to an obscure archival collection? Check. An official press pack full of wacky quotes from one of the brands? Check. Great-looking product? Check and check. The best collabs are when two brands genuinely meet in the middle. Adidas Skateboarding x Alltimers features timeless designs from the former and the tongue-in-cheek humor of the latter. Together, that means beautifully designed sneakers and clothes with just the right amount of youthful weirdness.
Available August 3 via Adidas Skatebording and Alltimers.