Excellent! The adidas Torsion Artillery Bill & Ted ‘Wyld Stallyns’ TributeRelease: 9 October 2020
The adidas Torsion Artillery is a time capsule from Team Trefoil’s early-90s basketball exploits, when egos were big and the sneakers were even bigger. It made an on-foot cameo in the cult comedy Bill & Ted’s Bogus Adventure, and now, almost 30 years on, this latest bringback just happens to coincide with the recent premiere of the newest movie in that film series: Bill & Ted Face the Music.
That said, there is a bit of retcon action going on here, as this white, grey and red edition of the Torsion Artillery didn’t exist in the Bill & Ted cinematic universe. However, someone at adidas has taken some creative license to tie these high-tops to the fictional Wyld Stallyns band fronted by the titular characters (and perfectly played by Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves, respectively). Make high-top sneakers high again!
Featuring period correct colour-blocking in dense leather uppers, some audacious branding is found throughout – peep that wall-busting heel logo – and some faux yellowing helps this October 2020 release pass off as a forgotten movie prop from circa 1991.
These most excellent adis release on October 9 at stockists like 43einhalb and Suppa. If you haven’t caught the new movie yet, check out the trailer below.