So, yeah, Balenciaga x adidas collaboration is a thing.

During Balenciaga's Spring 2023 runway presentation in NYC, the Paris-based fashion label sent models down the runway — which was actually the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange — in ponytailed gimp masks (Kim K, you in there?) and Balenci-adidas 'fits.

The Balenciaga x adidas collection ranges from $210 collaborative socks to a $5,500 Ye-esque hooded leather jacket. As for the vibe, classic adidas pieces like Three Stripes tracksuits, hoodies, jerseys, and tees get the Balenciaga treatment, boasting updated oversized silhouettes (definitely not as baggy as Bieber's 'fits, but still baggy nonetheless).

Remember the Balenciaga x adidas Triple S sneaker that hit the internet in March? Well, let's just say it's no longer hearsay. The chunky sneakers — which arrives in white and blue colorways for a whopping $1,100 — made their way down the runway alongside Balenci-adidas kicks like the Speed Trainer sneaker.

Following Balenciaga's runway confirmation of the adidas collaboration, adidas Originals took to Instagram to assure the partnership is "coming soon" with the Balenciaga x adidas logo mashup.

It's not a shocker that Balenciaga x adidas comes just after the adidas x Gucci collection, which officially drops in June. Both Gucci and Balenciaga are under the same parent company, Kering, so it's safe to say that Kering likes to keep everything in the family.

Following the adidas x Gucci hype, it's like, why not let the world's hottest brand link up with adidas too. Everybody eats, right?

Not to mention, Balenciaga's creative director Demna also has close ties to one of adidas' biggest partners, Ye's YEEZY brand.

In fine bromantic fashion, maybe Ye — who supported his fashion bro at Balenciaga's Spring 2023 show — put in a good word for Demna, or perhaps the initial success of YEEZY GAP Engineered by Balenciaga (with another collection on the horizon) spoke for itself.

Then again, could this be early makings of Balenciaga x YEEZY x adidas? Sorry, I'm going down a wormhole here. But, hey, don't put anything past Ye and Demna nowadays!

The world may never know how Balenciaga x adidas came to be, but it's here now. No seriously, the collaborative collection is now available for pre-order until May 29 on Balenciaga's webstore. So, act fast!

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