Model: Aloha Super
Key Features: Nubuck and leather upper; reinforced leather tongue top, heel, and eyestays; exaggerated black stripes; textured foxing.
Release Date: August 18
Buy: Select specialty retailers worldwide and online
Editor’s Notes: adidas is celebrating its 20-year partnership with legendary skateboarder and renowned artist Mark Gonzales by releasing a new Aloha Super. The Aloha Super draws inspiration from the adiStar Fencing shoe worn during Gonzales’ memorable 1998 performance piece at Germany’s Städtisches Museum.
A collaboration with skater and artist Johannes Wohnseifer, the showcase saw Gonzales donning a fencing suit with the word “Aloha” emblazoned on his back — representative of skateboarding’s roots in surf — while performing amidst custom-designed obstacles.
Gonzales recently reinterpreted the historic performance at adidas Skateboarding’s Showcase X in New York City, where he skated among new custom-built fixtures, while sporting his iconic fencing suit, which you can watch below.
Featuring elements of the adiStar Fencing shoe, the Aloha Super arrives at select specialty retailers and online August 18.
For more, watch Mark Gonzales and Tyshawn Jones turn NYC into a playground in celebratory ’20|50′ skate edit.
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