Your first look at the Donald Glover x adidas Originals sneaker collaboration
Image: Jemeul Wong
Find out exactly when you can get your hands on the range of sneakers - and from which stockists.
Donald Glover, also known as Childish Gambino, is collaborating with adidas Originals to deliver the 'Donald Glover Presents' collection. It includes a capsule of three different footwear styles. The first exclusive pictures were shared by Sydney sneaker-head Jemeul Wong on Instagram and we are so thankful.
The 'Donald Glover Presents' capsule takes inspiration from three iterations of classic Adidas sneakers - the Nizza, Continental 80 and the Lacombe. However, all the designs have a slight imperfection to them which is where the Donald Glover inspiration comes into play. Some of the shoe styles have frayed edges, wayward threads, painted-on logos and deconstructed features. All of these design aspects contribute to the overall style of the capsule - the sneakers are distressed, worn-in and have been previously loved by someone else.
When can you get your hands on the sneakers? Boy oh boy, it's so soon and we cannot contain our excitement! The official global release date is 26 April on adidas, and then eventually to all official stockists.
Back in September 2018, the two announced the collaboration was on the way. A cartoon video was released, depicting Donald trying on a secret pair of sneakers. Funnily enough, the ones in the video look very similar to the sneak peek so it seems like it could be pretty legitimate to us.
The description of the video says: "Built on a foundation of mutual creative respect, adidas Originals and Donald Glover will look beyond the confines of traditional collaborations, allowing the partnership to be inspired by limitless creativity."
It's clear that Donald Glover has been working pretty hard with the sportswear giant to create a creative and collaborative drop of sneakers.
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