For a time, it seemed like sneakerheads were waiting for adidas to fully arrive. it’s safe to say the brand with the three stripes is not slumping behind the wheel. Playing heavily toward the tech footwear market, adidas has been causing consistent mayhem with every NMD release, while the Ultra Boost is remaining in-demand . while further releases are likely slated for the remainder of the year. Other archival adidas favorites like the Stan Smith and EQT are also being treated to modern updates, rounding out a strong year for the German brand so far.
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After sneakerheads took it upon themselves to customise the Ultra Boost by removing its cage, this DIY-inspired, Uncaged Ultra Boost version got an official release from adidas. Fully tonal red and white versions accompanied the first round of releases, which was met with an overwhelmingly positive reaction from the sneaker community.
Often, the best ideas are the simplest. Using adidas’ iconic Stan Smith as the foundation, adidas added a Primeknit upper to the shoe, then rounded out the release with all-white and all-black colorways. Summer sneakers don’t get much better than this.
Highsnobiety’s 10th birthday celebrations continued into 2018 with several key collaborative drops, including this limited issue of one of adidas’ most celebrated models at the moment – the Ultra Boost.
Playing off the popularity of adidas’ all-white Ultra Boost, the “Vintage White” NMD release constituted a clean addition to the NMD catalog. Although adidas has unwrapped quite a few likeable NMD colorways, these were among the strongest and most well-received. Featuring a Primeknit upper and Boost outsole completed with the NMD’s signature sole plugs in tonal white, we can picture ourselves rocking these all summer ’18.
Y-3’s Runner 4D sneakers were first shown at Paris Fashion Week, showing Y-3’s first-ever use of 4D technology in a non-performance context, alongside a Primeknit upper. Created in collaboration with American firm Carbon, the sole unit was constructed with Digital Light Synthesis, which uses digital light projection, oxygen-permeable optics, and programmable liquid resins to generate high performance, durable polymeric products.