Brand: Dragon Ball Z x adidas Originals
Model: ZX 500 RM “Goku”
Key Features: The crep features the Saiyan’s signature orange and blue color combo, and as seen above, has been decked out with red and blue accents on the white midsole. Rounding it off are neat red laces on the upper. From the official images, we can now confirm there are Dragon Ball details over the suede overlay on the medial side of the sneaker, the Boost stabilizer, and the sneaker’s heel.
Release Date: September 29
Price: €170 on 43einhalb (approximately $198)
Buy: adidas and select retailers TBC (see full list below)
In total, the new drop will feature seven special edition sneakers, each representing a different character. This particular silhouette is the Goku-inspired adidas ZX 500 RM, which draws inspiration from the main protagonist’s blue, orange, and white colors. The images above, courtesy of German retailer 43einhalb, give us our first official look at one of the two sneakers that will be dropping later today.
For the adidas Originals x Dragon Ball Z collaboration, three battles from the Japanese anime series have been reimagined in sneaker form — a sneaker to represent each of the heroes and villains who fought in the battles, plus a kick inspired by Shenron the Dragon.
The three battles depicted in the drop are as follows: Son Goku vs. Frieza, represented by the above ZX 500 RM and a Yung-1 sneaker respectively; Son Gohan vs. Cell, in the shape of a Deerupt and Prophere; and Vegeta vs. Majin Buu, who get an Ultra Tech and Kamanda. The Shenron the Dragon-inspired EQT Support Mid ADV PK rounds off a capsule that’s got us blasting Kamehameha around the office in anticipation.
Each battle set of kicks — hero and villain — will drop on a monthly basis from September to December. The shoes will come in special Dragon Ball Z packaging, with each box coming together to form one large design — a nod to the tapestry-style images deployed on OG Dragon Ball magazines. As today’s release signals the beginning of this collection’s retail journey, be sure to stay tuned to Highsnobiety for updates on additional silhouettes.
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