adidas Originals' latest drops are all texture, colour and pure flames

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If their latest kicks are any indicator, adidas won't be partaking in the annual family game of Monopoly this festive season, because clearly they're not playing games. Instead the brand with the three stripes is blessing us with their boldest silhouettes yet, and are incorporating colourways so striking that they could solve Bafana's goal-crisis.

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F/1.4 ATRIC Primeknit

adidas Originals F/1.4 PK - BY9396 - Ftw White

Featuring a sole stronger than that of a mummy in the afterlife, these kicks are a striking all-weather option that would be ideal for city roaming this summer. Its Primeknit upper and transparent overlays contribute to a bold look and a durable ride, with an insulated waterproof membrane to keep the moisture out and the good vibes in. Pair with cuffed, torn jeans and a check shirt worn over a slightly tucked-in white tee for the ideal look.


adidas Originals SEEULATER Winter PK

Made with a bold design and a striking construct, these statement kicks were made for you to control the city. It pushes the boundaries of conventional sneakers with a durable rubber outsole and incorporates the Adidas’ revolutionary Primeknit material along the upper, which is insulated for extra warmth. Completed with a leather heel cage, they would pair well for an evening look with cropped joggers.

Forum Primeknit

adidas Originals Forum Winter PK - BZ0645 - Scarlet / Purple

Put your chain down, flip it and reverse it when you stunt in this bold high-tops. Inspired by the silhouette of basketball kicks, these sneakers are made with Adidas’ Primeknit material along the upper. They’re insulated for warmth, making them ideal for cooler days and evenings, as well as being lined with a water-resistant membrane for all-weather stunting. Pair with shorts and athletic socks for a striking throwback look.


adidas Originals NMD_XR1 Winter - BZ0633

Paying homage to adidas heritage, these shoes balance fresh design with innovative technology to create a street ready style. Supported by an energy-packed boost™ midsole, the bold running-inspired design is built with a breathable mesh upper and sock-like construction. A rich leather XR1 cage, tongue label and heel patch completes the bold look.

EQT Support ADV

adidas Originals EQT Support ADV - BZ0640 - Scarlet / Purple

Through their Equipment series, adidas Originals are throwing back to the 90s when the EQT range was the epitome of running performance. If you took these shoes back to the 90s, people would think you were straight off the set of the latest Baz Luhrmann masterpiece. Made with a bold red colourway, leather support and Primeknit throughout, it is nothing short of a luxurious treat for your feet. Insulated for colder weather, they would pair well with red basketball shorts and an oversized white tee.

F/1.3 ATRIC Primeknit

adidas Originals F/1.3 PK - BY9781 - Core Black / Vintage White

Taking inspiration from photographers willing to do anything to get the right shot, this sneaker is a modern interpretation that’ll take you anywhere. The adidas Primeknit upper is constructed with weather-resistant insulation, while other details include a sock-like design, reflective laces and a premium leather heel cap.

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