Based on the nostalgic court profile from the ‘80s, these chalk white adidas x Unity Continental Vulc Shoes arrive as a commemorative collaboration between the sportswear giant and the honourable, Oakland-based LGBTQ skateboarding collective. Focusing in on the aspect of embracive empowerment and unified togetherness, these classic and clean skate shoes fuse multi-textured elements together seamlessly through the use of soft-touch full-grain leather uppers and reinforced rubber trims. The abrasion-minded toe bumper helps keep the foot protected against any unwanted scuffs and scrapes, whilst the design’s vulcanised construction, tread pattern with pivot point, perforated ventilation decals and solid 7-eyelet placket help maintain the profile’s resiliency through everyday styling. The puffy and illustrative ‘Unity’ branded synthetic tongue offers a more cushioned wrap around the ankle with the colour-matched laces and high-rise collar bringing further support where needed. Delicate white and coral triple-stack stitching flows across the side seams from collar to taping, while the hand stitched Unity side details, exclusive full-colour Unity Press sockliner and adidas’ iconic tre-foil logo across the punch-through eyelet panel and heel tab help sign these all-inclusive unisex sneakers off with their own unique individuality.
A collaboration designed to help spread the LGBTQ collective’s message of diversity and inspirational inclusivity, both adidas and Unity work together to cement a more relevant representation of the contemporary skate scene. Creating safe spaces for the LGBTQ youth through their self-publishing platforms and open-armed environments, Jeffrey Cheung and Gabriel Ramirez lead the way with this honourable SS20 exclusive.
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