Arriving as an all-inclusive profile from the brand’s latest collaboration with LGBTQ art and skate collective Unity, these legend ink adidas x Unity Coronado Shoes bring a sense of embracive empowerment to the much-loved profile. Styled with dark navy pigskin nubuck uppers for a smooth yet subtle finish and with a vulcanised construction for a more resilient day-on-day wear, these low-profile shoes are designed with any street or skate-specific wardrobe in mind. Taking inspiration from adidas’ former Terrace models, this commemorative design fuses a textured toe bumper with reinforced taping trims and a tacky rubber outsole for a more traction-focused grip. Colour-matched stitching decorates the uppers, zig-zagging across the split-panel heel brace, with triple-stripe perforations falling in place of adidas’ signature block-tone three-stripes. The triple eyelet panel and flat cotton laces help keep the white-print embracing-character illustrated tongue securely in place, whilst the delicate ‘Unity’ side-panel embroidered branding, cushioned custom-design Unity Press sockliner and the ‘Don’t be afraid to be yourself’ white-font padded collar detail helps bring a sense of authentic identity to these monumental and highly honourable unisex skate shoes.
Through a desire to make skateboarding more welcoming for everyone, this exclusive collaboration with Jeffrey Cheung and Gabriel Ramirez’s Oakland-based collective ‘Unity’ sets about breaking down the conventional barriers that surround the contemporary skate scene. Inspiring and enabling the youth around the world to be themselves no matter the challenges they face, Unity brings a fresh sense of diversity into adidas’s SS20 mix.
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