The Adidas x Refinery29 UltraBOOST X collaboration is part of an initiative to bring art and sports together.
Adidas and Refinery29 invited 10 female artists to customize 50 pairs of UltraBOOST X.
All 50 pairs of shoes were hand-painted by the artists, with each design representing one of the 50 US states.
According to Adidas, all 50 sneakers will be sold through a silent auction, and the proceeds will be donated to Women Win, a global leader in girls’ empowerment through sports.
One of the more popular silhouettes, Pennsylvania, has a current bid of US$500 (approx. S$691). It draws inspiration from the state’s historical icons and nature elements.
Other quirky designs include a pizza-themed sneaker (New Jersey), a checkered model inspired by the Indy500 (Indiana), and a model with cut-out horse motifs (North Dakota).
Unfortunately, this custom collection is only open to US residents. You can, however, check out the rest of the designs here.
Watch the video below to learn more about the collection.