Sporty & Rich, the brainchild of former Complex News anchor Emily Oberg, has become a cornerstone for countless fashion, wellness and vintage enthusiasts over the past few years. And while the Canadian entrepreneur has partnered with popular apparel and footwear brands in the past, her Sporty & Rich imprint now boasts an official adidas Originals collaboration.
The Three Stripes have been pushing ’80s Samba, Stan Smith, and Campus silhouettes for some time, but all three silhouettes have also seen an organic rise in popularity thanks in large part to the likes of Oberg, Jerry Lorenzo, and A$AP Rocky. co- sign them. Sporty & Rich’s take on the offerings stays true to the two brands involved, outfitting the pairs in the moodboard-turned-label’s signature “Cloud White”, “Green” and “Collegiate Burgundy” colorways. (It’s important to note, however, that adidas currently offers nearly identical styles inspired by the Mexican Football Federation.) The traditional branding on each sneaker profile is replaced with “SPORTY & RICH” text, with logos on the top of the tongue. next suit. The ‘T’-shaped construction at the toe of the adidas Samba features a greyish suede that injects another touch of luxury into the collaboration. A gum brown finish is applied to the sole of the Samba, nodding to the detail that made the design stand out in the 1950s. Finally, the trio’s shoe boxes are co-branded, following a vintage design; a “Sporty & Rich Wellness Club” keychain on a beaded strap decorates the shoe.
Enjoy official images of the pair ahead, while you wait to secure your size via the adidas CONFIRMED app on Tuesday, November 22.
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