After multiple rumors and early sneaker leaks, sportswear giant adidas has finally confirmed via a press release, its official partnership with Toei Animation’s Dragon Ball Z.
For the adidas Originals x Dragon Ball Z collaboration, three battles from the Japanese anime series have been reimagined in sneaker form, with seven silhouettes available in total — a sneaker to represent each of the heroes and villains who fought in the battles, plus a kick inspired by Shenron the Dragon.
The three battles depicted in the drop are as follows: Son Goku vs. Frieza, represented by a new ZX 500 RM and Yung-1 sneaker respectively; Son Gohan vs. Cell, in the shape of a Deerupt and Prophere; and Vegeta vs. Majin Buu, who get an Ultra Tech and Kamanda. The Shenron the Dragon-inspired EQT Support Mid ADV PK rounds off a capsule that’s got us blasting Kamehameha around the office in anticipation.
Each battle set of kicks — hero and villain — will drop on a monthly basis from September to December. The shoes will come in special Dragon Ball Z packaging, with each box coming together to form one large single design — a nod to the tapestry-style images deployed on OG Dragon Ball magazines. No word on official dates or images yet, but we’ll keep you updated as and when news drops.
RELEASE DATE: SEPT. 29th
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