ARTICLE BY Minh Vuong
adidas Torsion Artillery Bill Ted Wyld Stallyns FZ0883
adidas Torsion Artillery Bill Ted Wyld Stallyns FZ0883
adidas Torsion Artillery Bill Ted Wyld Stallyns FZ0883
adidas Torsion Artillery Bill Ted Wyld Stallyns FZ0883
adidas Torsion Artillery Bill Ted Wyld Stallyns FZ0883

Excellent! The adidas Torsion Artillery Bill & Ted ‘Wyld Stallyns’ Tribute
Release: 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.

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