Brand: adidas Skateboarding
Season: Winter 2018, Na-Kel Smith Collection
Key Pieces: The ultra-clean Matchcourt RX3 silhouette, and patterned clothing options.
Editor’s Notes: Pro team rider Na-Kel Smith was previously blessed with a new variation of his Matchcourt High RX last year, and for 2018, adidas Skateboarding reveals the Na-Kel Smith Collection, the first footwear and apparel collection designed by Smith himself.
Encompassing a six-piece line comprised of the Na-Kel Matchcourt RX3 sneaker, hoodie, jersey, T-shirt, shorts, and socks, the range takes cues from adidas’s long-running soccer legacy, as Smith fuses his personal style and original artwork with street-ready performance.
The collection’s primary artwork features a repeating character that Smith has drawn throughout his childhood. "It’s a doodle based off of a younger me. Now, it’s my friend," said Smith.
Availability for the new Na-Kel Smith collection begins Saturday, March 10 at specialty adidas retailers worldwide and via the adidas Skateboarding website below.
In other Three Stripes news, adidas debuts new minimalist takes on the Campus and Gazelle.