Denmark’s NAKED sneaker boutique is internationally recognized as a leader in female sneaker shopping, and they have collaborated with adidas for a new silhouete called the ARKYN. This model boasts frayed black Primeknit on the upper and subtle white Three Stripes branding on the inner panel of this shoe with a mid-top sock-lined design. White Boost cushioning with a black plug on the heel provides cushioning and stability to round out the model. Accompanying the new footwear silhouette is a take on some of adidas Originals’ most iconic pieces, the three-stripe tracksuit bottoms ($100) and a funnel neck tracksuit top ($120).
The entire collection will be available tonight at midnight EST online at PackerShoes.com
Los Angeles’ NiceKicks last collaborated with adidas for a release of the widely-popular NMD. For their second collaboration, the duo combines for a Crazy 1 ADV and a Crazy 8 ADV using white, purple, pink, and aqua blue, all evoking the 1990s look on Venice Beach’s streetball courts. For the Crazy 1 ADV, mesh, premium suede, and elastic all combine on a sleek model with NiceKicks branding on the lateral portion. The legendary Crazy 8 gets remixed with an elastic collar and a modern lacing system set over a midsole with concealed Boost cushioning and collaborative branding. To cement the theme of the 1990s, a tracksuit top with a white body and aqua sleeves punctuated with a purple Three Stripes pattern arrives, along with white track pants with subtle aqua branding.
Neighborhood x Invincible x adidas Consortium NMD_R1 PK – Black ($200)
Taiwan’s Invincible boutique links with Japanese powerhouse NEIGHBORHOOD for a minimal take on the adidas NMD_R1 PK. Taking inspiration from NEIGHBORHOOD’s 2004 release of the adidas Superstar, this version adds a colorful tiger embroidery on one suede heel patch and ornate lettering on the other, along with leather on the eyestays and co-branded midsole bumpers and tongue tabs for a detailed take on the model.
Available Thursday night at midnight EST online at PackerShoes.com. Also available Friday, December 29th in-store at both Packer locations.
UNDFTD x adidas Consortium Prophere – Tiger Camo ($160)
With the addition of the Prophere, adidas has moved away from the slimmer construction of the NMD and UltraBoost which reshaped the market. In keeping with the military approach of UNDFTD, this version boldly dresses the upper in tiger camo set against a chunky black outsole. Military UNDFTD branding also appears under the laces, while the Five Strike logo hits the heel cup to round out the collaboration.
A “lux” edition of the adidas UtraBoost is billed as a “bonus track” from the Sneakersnstuff and Social Status Sneaker Exchange collaboration from earlier in the year. Originally a sample, which was scrapped for a black and white model which took its place, the colorway sees the light of day again to close out the year with hairy suede on the tongue and suede on the toe to pair with Primeknit on the upper. This lux edition also features the Sneaker Exchange logo on the tongue as a reminder of the union of the two boutiques.
Available tonight at midnight EST online at PackerShoes.com. Also available tomorrow, December 20th in-store at both Packer locations.
For the 11th and final installment of the adidas Consortium Sneaker Exchange program, Atlanta’s A Ma Maniere and Taipei’s Invincible combine for a black NMD R1 and a white UltraBOOST. Both monochrome luxury applications feature cashmere wool and intricate patterns over white BOOST midsoles. The black NMD R1 features leather eyestays and heel tabs, along with co-branded tongue tags, while the white UltraBOOST uses a cageless construction with a leather tongue and laminated eyestays.
Available tonight at midnight EST online at PackerShoes.com. Also available tomorrow, December 16th in-store at both Packer locations. First come, first serve.
A Ma Maniere x Invincible x adidas Consortium NMD_R1 PK S.E. ($200)
A Ma Maniere x Invincible x adidas Consortium UltraBoost S.E. ($200)
As the year draws to a close, we are seeing the last collaborative releases from the adidas Consortium Sneaker Exchange, and for this go-around, Hong Kong’s Juice links with London’s Footpatrol for the release of their souvenir shop-themed Handball Top and Matchcourt Mid models. The blue Handball Top model features a stark suede upper embellished with whimsical images like claws and flowers and co-branded tongue tabs. The Matchcourt Mid is much bolder with large embroidered dragons and flowers on each panel, complete with “London” and “Hong Kong” styling likely to be found at street vendors.
Following a successful 2015 collaboration, Singapore’s Limited EDT joins with adidas Consortium again to drop a luxury version of the Superstar. Inspired by dress shoes, the stripes have come off, leaving a burgundy upper, a color inspired by smoking jackets and cigar rooms. The detailed embroidery on the medial portions of the shoes are inspired by Batik, a southeast Asian method of dyeing. Continuing the luxe approach, the shell toe is also made of leather, as is the soft lining of the shoe.
XHIBITION x adidas Consortium Terrex Tracefinder ($280)
Cleveland’s XHIBITION Consortium boutique provides the design details to a BOOST-cushioned boot called the Terrex Tracefinder. Ohio’s stretch of the Appalachian trail inspired the design of this high top boot with grey suede and wool with a blue heel pull and co-branded tongue tabs and footbeds. A large elastic strap stretches across the laces and wraps around the heel to provide support.