Serial collaborations between Fortune 500 companies and nascent skateboard labels with gully aspirations are, usually, fated for failure. But the union of adidas and Palace isn't a usual collaboration. The timing of adidas' rise as the quintessential footwear brand of the youth, and Palace's emergence as a defining streetwear brand was perfectly in sync. It doesn't help that the resulting shoes and apparel the two have put out together are all certified heat, either.
The SS16 collection is their latest drop, and amongst Euro sportswear with dashes of velour are these two adidas Palace Pros. Both are low-profile skate shoes dressed in suede coming in two colours: one is a blue/white, and the other a black/orange with a gum sole.
The Palace x adidas Palace Pro will be available on May 21 from select retailers globally.