Coinciding with the release of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, Adidas has once again translated a favorite fandom into a super stylized sneaker line. The new kicks are modeled after Adidas Originals’ classic Superstar from the ’80s with tons of new customization options.

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Consumers will be able to add Stormtrooper prints, exclusive Star Wars laces, the choice of gold or silver shell-toes and even 3D Darth Vader and Stormtrooper helmet-inspired accents set on the rear of the sneaker.

Check out more Star Wars sneaker designs after the break…

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In case you haven’t heard, our oceans are full of plastic and other garbage. Thankfully, scientists around the world have started to map out all the heavy pockets of ocean-borne trash so, eventually, we can work on cleaning it up. Plus, we can turn that plastic into cool new products through the magic of recycling.

Case in point: Adidas and Parley for they Oceans recently partnered up to create a design concept for a running shoe that’s sourced from oceanic trash. Fibers, filaments and yarn are pulled together from illegal deep-sea gillnets—which is noticeable in that distinctive blue netting pattern.

Most of the trash was picked up off the West African coastline during a lengthy, 110-day expedition. The shoe is still in the design phase, but the two companies are planning on releasing similar consumer products later this year.

(via Gizmodo)


Images of Adidas’ upcoming line of retro-style basketball sneakers inspired by the heroes of Avengers have been unveiled.

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The new line takes the style of Adidas basketball sneakers from the ’90s and early 2000s and splashes them with the fantastic colors and silhouettes of several members of the Avengers team. Iron Man covers the Adidas Crazy 8, Captain America colors the Adidas Crazy 97, the Hulk is on the Adidas T-Mac 1, and Thor is on the Adidas Real Deal. No details on pricing or a release date thus far.

Take a closer look in the gallery after the break.

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Just in Time for the movie release Avengers: Age of Ultron, Adidas got the greenlight from Marvel to produce these superhero-inspired sneakers. First in line are these The Quicksilver adizero Prime Boost in gray and neon green. There’s also an Iron Man and Captain America color scheme version too. Sadly, it seems girls are left out of the fun one again. From the press release:

“The adidas collection, which releases its kids line at adidas retail and online shop on 17th March and second line on 1st May to coincide with the film’s release, will feature exciting new designs reflecting the unique personalities of three of the film’s superheroes: Hulk, Iron Man and Captain America. Both lines, which cover infants, little kids and youth boys alike, offer full head-to-toe outfits including tees, shorts and accompanying shoes and accessories with matching colours to ensure a wardrobe with fresh new looks for every true Avengers fan!

May’s kids collection will be complemented by adult running shoes in four matching designs. The adult line includes a silver-green adidas adizero Prime BOOST™ that will be featured in the film with an exciting new Avengers character. For the biggest fans and a united look this colour-way will be a key feature within the kids’ collections!”

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Check out more pics of the designs after the break.

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These sneakers generally look matte black with a neat pattern, but the second a flash goes off that all changes. The Adidas Flux Xeno and Superstar Xeno sneakers are made with a material that reflects bright light back in a rainbow of iridescent color:

In natural light, the black material appears faint with deep shimmers of iridescent colors. But with the flash of a camera, the material explodes with bright colors, spanning the entire rainbow spectrum. The material doesn’t just reflect one color but changes as the angle of the light shifts. The shoe is completely transformed through the lens of a smart phone camera in both video and photos, appearing at first glance as an optical illusion.

They’ll retail from $110 to $140 when they go on sale at retailers February 13th.

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Designer Raf Simons created two space suit-inspired footwear designs which have been included in Adidas’ 2015 line of products. Each offers a combination of shiny and matte-finish silver fabrics for a distressed look, as well as high-contrast stitching, bright gold threads, machined metal valves and faux straps to provide the impression that they are supposed to be worn in orbit.

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The styles are slated for release in stores and on the Adidas website this summer.

(Dezeen via Giz)

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Adults get plenty of rad Star Wars merchandise, but I can’t help but envy the options made available to kids. For example, Adidas is launching a new Star Wars Originals collection on January 8th and it’s only for children. The line includes two pairs of sneakers: one with Darth Vader and one with Yoda. Both shoes feature glow in the dark detailing. Yeah, I want them too.

If your kid needs a track suit to go with the shoes, Adidas will have them available in matching Vader and Yoda styles.

See the Yoda shoes and the track suits after the break.

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When you look through the photos on your Instagram feed, do any of them jump out at you and say, “Hey, please print me on shoes?” If so, you’re in luck because Adidas is going to make that dream a reality. With their upcoming Photo Print App for the ZX Flux, you’ll be able to take a photo (please don’t choose a selfie or a food pic) and get the image printed onto their ZX Flux sneakers. The app will be available for iPhone and Android users this August.

It’s a neat enough idea, but I’m not convinced the images will look crisp and defined on shoes. I also imagine that there will be rules preventing the use of images with copyrighted brands and potentially offensive content. We’ll see.

See examples of the concept and a teaser ad for the shoes after the break.

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If you were considering buying Adidas’ Star Wars Campus Wampa Sneakers, you’ll be happy to know that there are now detailed photos of these horse hair-covered kicks to help aid your decision. Check out the rest of the gallery after the break.

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Adidas has proved that tennis shoes and Star Wars are a snazzy (and comfortable) combo. Designer Freehand Profit decided to take it one step further—he made a wearable Stormtrooper helmet from two pairs of Adidas sneakers.

It looks more comfortable than the standard armor bucket, but I don’t want to think about the smell. If you want to wear sneakers on your head, you can bid on this piece right now at eBay.

(The Hip Hop Nerd via BoingBoing)