Sneakers tell stories and the Donald Glover x Adidas Originals collaboration gives us plenty of both. Comprising the classic Adidas Continental 80, Nizza and Lacombe, the collection features a minimalist outlook and deconstructed details. Unique highlights include uneven stitching, inside-out golden eyestays and unstitched edges of canvas along with custom shoelaces that are intentionally designed to allow fraying over time. The moth insignia – a symbol of the collaboration – appears on the heel bumpers and insoles of the sneakers.
The wear-and-tear theme takes inspiration from subtle imperfections and captures an element of Donald Glover’s storytelling. “With this project, I wanted to encourage people to think about how their stories can be told on their feet. Value isn’t quantified by what you wear, rather the experiences from them,” said Donald Glover.
Donald Glover, also known by his stage name, Childish Gambino, is a man of many talents. Besides the three-sneaker capsule, the partnership also culminated in a series of five short films that feature the sneakers. View the full series in the video above.
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