Adidas and the Japanese streetwear brand Neighborhood have joined forces again to show us exactly what they’re capable of when it comes to design. In the course of this collaboration, four well-known adidas sneaker models have been enhanced with a Neighborhood design, including the Kamanda model, the cult sneaker Stan Smith and the I-5923.
Collections such as Invincible or Praise have already caused quite a stir. The designs of Shinsuke Takizawa, the founder of the Japanese fashion house, are strongly influenced by the motorbike scene and outdoor military themes. True to this style, the colorways of the sneakers are black and olive green. The Neighborhood logo in the old English font is also a perfect match. The logotype was designed by artist Cali Thornhill DeWitt from Los Angeles.
The Kamanda kicks are made of nubuck leather and have a rubber sole, with the Neighborhood logo located prominently on the upper side. The Stan Smith model is made from full-grain leather and similarly features an outer rubber sole. Here the Neighborhood logo is positioned on the outer side of the sneaker and the acronym – along with the adidas logo – is repeated on the heel. The adidas I-5923 is arguably the more subdued model from the collection: the Neighborhood lettering is only visible on the heel, and the shoe otherwise features a typical adidas design. The upper material consists of leather, suede and knit underlay, with a rubber sole.
The full range features not only sneakers, but also t-shirts, hoodies and jackets. The adidas x Neighborhood F/W 18 collection will be on sale from 1 September online at adidas.com and other selected shops. The prices vary per model. The Kamanda sneakers in the various colorways both sell for €179.95. At €169.95, the Stan Smith Boost is the most cost-effective sneaker of the collection, with the I-5923 as the high-end model at €229.95.