Beyonce’s Ivy Park x adidas Colab Continues with UltraBOOST, Super Sleek and Forum GaloreRelease: 18 February 2021
The latest iteration of Beyonce’s ongoing adidas partnership via her Ivy Park sportswear label sees the continuation of some fan favourite models redone in near all-white. Pointed at the snow-capped streets, variations of the UltraBOOST, Super Sleek, and Forum Mid conjure up feelings of an icy winter wonderland – with the Queen B’s nod of approval.
The UltraBOOST has been omnipresent since its 2015 debut, and in 2021 all-white Primeknit editions still hit like hotcakes. Ivy Park’s idiosyncrasies include the enlarged knotted heel pull tab and lace toggles, which return here. And there’s a gum rubber outsole this time too – always a welcome addition.
Similarly prevalent is the Super Sleek, which is arguably a bit of a misnomer due to its lifted platform sole. Definitely double stacked, its white and pale grey leather and suede upper again highlights the radical retro-influenced design, but it makes way this time for its ski-boot cousin, which again has a case of an identity crisis. It’s called the Super Sleek Boot, however it’s anything but. They’re fantastically impractical and have plenty of real estate for extra hiking-inspired hardware and lacing, but don’t take them to any actual slopes!
Meanwhile, two editions of the Forum Mid push the mid-80s adi basketball comeback with tonal renditions. The mainly white version is pretty straightforward, but that all-reflective material swap is very fun on the other pair. And it has a gum sole!
The new Ivy Park x adidas collection will begin hitting selected retailers from February 18.