adidas Originals by United Arrows & Sons

“We make a good team my adidas and me…” adidas Originals by United Arrows & Sons FW18.  For their second team-up of 2018, adidas and the iconic Japanese retailer/brand United Arrows & Sons channel the era of the four elements: b-boys and graffiti; MC-ing and turntablism.

At the heart of the capsule is a new take on the adidas trefoil logo, created by the infamous graffiti artist WANTO. His distinctive style connects the dots between hip-hop’s New York birthplace and the contemporary Tokyo that UA & SONS calls home. WANTO’s trefoil recalls the subway-bombing graffiti of his NYC forebears –  painted by hand, smudged at the edges and with a DIY feel to it... yet just as triumphant and defiant as the hip-hop artists who took the original to heart.

The Ultra Star and Rivalry Lo were classic footwear styles of the scene in their original iterations and they are updated here to both maximize their hip-hop credentials and introduce contemporary elements. The Rivalry Lo features Italian snakeskin-printed leather detailing, flat laces and an all-black backdrop for WANTO’s graphic. The Ultra Star meanwhile, maintains the shelltoe and silhouette that became synonymous with 80s hip hop, but otherwise modernizes the style with advanced materials such as knitted uppers and a Boost midsole.

Both styles from the adidas Originals by United Arrows & Sons will launch on Friday 24th ONLINE; 23:00BST.

Adidas Ultrastar x UA & Sons
Price: £169.00
Launch: Friday 24th of August ONLINE; 23:00BST

Adidas Rivalry Lo x UA & Sons
Price: £169.00
Launch: Friday 24th of August ONLINE; 23:00BST

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