News of a Dragon Ball Z x adidas collection sparked a thirst for old-school anime colabs we didn’t know we needed, but are adidas the right brand to pull it off? That’s a question sneakerhead and illustrator Matthew Walsh must have wondered, as he’s designed a colab counterpart to show us what a DBZ x Nike release would look like.
Right off the bat, Walsh crushed it. Subtle touches like the Master Roshi Roshes and the bulbous Air Max 98s designed for Majin Buu — not to mention Goku’s shredded AM1s — show a level of thought that’d see these fly off shelves if they were to ever hit them. See all of the designs above and compare them to the adidas collection in the video below and see who did it better.