Jason Dill and adidas Skateboarding Conduct Some Awesome ExperimentsRelease: 6 November 2020
Jason Dill, the legendary skateboarder, and search engine provocateur via his strongly-named imprint FA, has linked up with adidas Skateboarding to present a completely crazy collection. It will comprise two new sneakers called the Experiment 1 and Experiment 2, which are paired with similarly unorthodox apparel and accessories.
The Experiment 1 is rather intriguing – it looks like something from the adidas archives has gone through the nutty laboratories at FA HQ and mutated into a deck destroyer! There are plenty of skate-ready design cues on show: layered leather strips and a speed loop system are overlaid atop a mesh mid foot, while the low-profile outsole is lifted straight from classic adi court designs, namely the Indoor Super. Embossed FA insoles and woven tongue labels complete the custom specifications, which may not be obvious at first glance with the black and white colourway.
Meanwhile, the Experiment 2 is an absolute board burner in its radioactive neon yellow glow. This design, colour palette aside, is somewhat more traditional. It’s reminiscent of classic cupsole skate shoes – that midsole is essentially identical to the Campus, which provides the perfect platform for a simple layered leather upper. The extended toe cap and forefoot overlays clearly show a skater had input on the design. Again, that probably explains the colourway. The Experiment 2’s tongue features multiple flag motifs. After all, skateboarding is for everyone.
Such off-kilter sneakers can only be paired with weirdly wonderful apparel. Like a taekwondo suit, or adi blue boilersuit. The FA x adidas Skateboarding collection presented by Jason Dill releases at FA’s webstore on November 4, followed by adidas on November 6.