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Adidas Is Celebrating 4/20 With a New Sneaker

First look at the weed-inspired adidas ZX 1000 “ZX 420”.

https://solecollector.com/news/adidas-zx-420-release-date-fz0255

Though it’s been a long-standing tradition for some brands, 420 footwear has been a taboo subject for the Three Stripes. But back in 2019, adidas broke a few rules and gifted us a rare celebratory sneaker for international Mary J Day. And now, as the use of green is becoming more accepted the world over, the Three Stripes are looking to change their attitudes, too. For 4/20 in 2021, the brand will be releasing a special ganja-garbed adidas ZX 1000 “ZX 420” in celebration of the highest day of the year.

The classic trainer gears-up in grey and green mesh, while shaggy overlays of muted green roll from toe to tail. Perhaps a hint at the famed “Purple Haze” strain, the pair is popped with a handful of colorful hits at the liner, heel, midsole, and Three Stripe piping. Green leaf branding at the tongue completes the design — if only it was adapted to reefer leaf.

Though available at select retailers, it’s likely that the adidas ZX 1000 “ZX 420” will make a wider appearance on 4/20 via adidas.com and other stockists.

Release Date: April 2021

Style Code: FZ0255
Color: Halo Green/Off White/Wild Pine

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adidas Orion OG

For Spring/Summer '21 adidas take a trip back into the vault to resurrect more forgotten styles and ahead of their time creations. It's somewhat of a rare treat for vintage running product to get the full 1 to 1 reissue treatment as outside of the Spezial line, these don't come along all that often.
The shoe in question is the adidas Orion. Looking like a quite few similar styles from the era it was originally produced, the combination of suede and nylon on the upper, the exaggerated rubber toe bumper and trefoil patterned outsole are nothing new. However, the Orion is perhaps best known as the shoe of choice for Canadian athlete, humanitarian, and cancer research activist Terry Fox. adidas were the first to hear of Fox's goal to run across the breadth of Canada - all 3,339 miles - and gifted a pair of Orion's to Fox as he set about raising 24 million dollars ($1 dollar for each Canadian citizen at the time) for the Canadian Cancer Society. 
adidas paid homage to Fox's legacy last year with a collection that raised funds for the Terry Fox foundation and bore his name in place of the Orion branding. This season, the adidas Orion rejoins the adidas Originals fold. A shoe truly befitting of legendary status.

https://www.hanon-shop.com/blogs/news/adidas-orion-og

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Curated By David Alaba

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The Austrian Bayern Munich defender showcases his exclusive MATCHESFASHION edit and discusses his latest trophy high, how his teammates influence his style, and why he’ll always fight against racism.

 

https://www.matchesfashion.com/intl/mens/stories/2021/04/the-curated-edit-issue/people-curated-by-david-alaba-ss21

Where exactly does David Alaba’s shiny new ‘6pack’, as the footballer wrote jubilantly on Instagram, rank after almost 13 years and 27 trophies at Bayern Munich? In front of a limited number of live fans in Qatar, the Austrian sat just in front of the back line in a 4-2-3-1 formation as the German team edged past Mexico’s Tigres UANL 1-0 in February’s FIFA Club World Cup final. After securing Bundesliga, DFB German Cup, UEFA Champions League, German Super Cup and UEFA Super Cup titles, it was the sixth trophy the serial champions won in less than nine months. ‘We made history,’ the 28-year-old answers in careful English over Zoom a few weeks later. ‘We are the first Bayern Munich team who achieved six titles, second in the world after Barcelona [did it] in 2009, so this is something special not only for me but as a club.’ The achievement is all the more phenomenal given Bayern have had to adapt to take the challenges, and fake crowd noises, of elite pandemic football in their stride.

Relaxed in a plain berry hoodie, white T-shirt, Adidas track pants and sneakers – after training that morning, a permitted skin doctor visit and some family time – Alaba agrees with my minimal assessment of his style ‘100 per cent.’ His earliest style cues came from his Nigerian father, who used to be a singer. ‘I still remember [when] my father brought me a Rocawear tracksuit and a Sean John shirt from the States.’ Even now, as the footballer shapes his own fashion identity, and creates his own music in his downtime, clothing is still changing hands. ‘My father gives me clothes that he wore 20-25 years ago. A leather jacket, a gilet, a cap when we were on holiday, and I can wear them today because they're in again,’ he says gratefully.

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If you consider the modern footballer style pendulum now, which seems to swing between the conspicuous designer consumption of the flashiest and an expressive stealth wealth approach that’s gathering steam, Alaba has definitely switched sides. ‘You get this typical football style and of course I had this period too. I wore a lot of skinny jeans a couple years ago – footballer thighs are not a big problem for me,’ he notes. Breaking up the rows of on-pitch highs are the 28-year-old’s sartorial hits, too, shared with his 5.5 million Instagram followers. Think colourful foundational separates, fun printed shirts, contemporary tailoring, and a sprinkling of streetwear. For the record, Alaba is also a low-key sneakerhead with a couple of hundred pairs in rented storage. ‘I don't have enough space for the shoes here at home,’ he admits, and says he knows on sight whether he wants a pair or not. In the rare event that they’re anything other than pristine, the footballer pops them in the washing machine.

As instinctive and dynamic a defender as he is a dresser, Alaba curated his MATCHESFASHION edit with pieces he felt would look good on himself, and therefore everyone else. Take, for example, the blue Bottega Veneta suit: ‘I really like the cut and the smaller details,’ he explains. Some loose Bode pants made the cut because ‘they have a straight-cut leg, which I prefer at the moment.’ After discovering the meticulous joy of Lemaire, the footballer also took the opportunity – especially in the accompanying shoot which was styled by his friend Marco Halbinger – to step outside of his fashion comfort zone. ‘There’s this one outfit: the Bottega Veneta shirt, with boots and short pants by Jil Sander. To wear shorts with those boots, I think I have to [step out],’ he laughs. ‘If you wear pieces you don't see every day with a little bit of confidence, it automatically looks better.’ Alaba was also keen to incorporate Bleue Burnham and Tom Wood rings as a final flourish, even though jewellery is largely absent in his photographs. ‘I sometimes wear necklaces, but I don’t show them a lot on Instagram. I don’t like rings on myself. My teammates Serge Gnabry and Leroy Sané are big ring guys. It looks really good and I wanted to try it out.’

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Is it surprising, then, to learn that fashion is a constant topic of conversation in Bayern Munich’s dressing room? Not really, and the team memorably dress up in traditional Bavarian lederhosen for Oktoberfest. ‘It’s me, Serge, [Eric Maxim] Choupo-Moting – Jérôme [Boateng] also loves to style his personality,’ says Alaba, naming the biggest fashion fans. ‘If someone walks in with a bad outfit, we have a lot of fun. I’ve seen my shoes beside the garbage — stuff like that. Sometimes Serge and I buy the same shoes or trousers, and before the pandemic, we went shopping in London together.’ It’s no secret that certain footballers are flexing their fashion muscles as models and collaborators, some more imaginatively than others. ‘David Beckham definitely opened the door to fashion for footballers,’ Alaba believes. And Arsenal’s Héctor Bellerín (Louis Vuitton), Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford (Burberry), Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold (Bottega Veneta), and others are currently cruising through.

Alaba travelled from Munich to Milan for the AW20 menswear shows. ‘I try to learn more about fashion, the brands, the designer, and their values. There were a lot of nationalities coming together, different styles, and this is nice to see,’ he says of the educational, rather than recreational, experience. So is the increasing recognition that Black-led brands like Kenneth Ize and Nicholas Daley are receiving he explains, pinpointing an enjoyable A-Cold-Wall* show. Reeling off his favourite brands – Second/Layer, Maison Margiela, Loewe, and Bottega Veneta – Alaba also reveals that Halbinger sends him fashion show pictures and that he liked the Louis Vuitton AW21 menswear show by the ‘amazing’ Virgil Abloh. The footballer even has his own headwear brand, DA 27, after deciding to make his own logo caps in 2016, which sparked requests from friends and fans sliding into his DMs. ‘I see myself in fashion in the future,’ he predicts, so maybe this brand that he paused after two collections will be revived.

 
 


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Acutely aware of his privilege and global platform as a famous footballer, Alaba is proactive and unapologetic when speaking out. In October, he powerfully posted his support for the #EndSARS movement against police brutality in Nigeria. After the Vienna shootings in November, the footballer visited a candle-lit vigil in his hometown and posted in solidarity: ‘We all have to stand together for peace in our world. God bless you all.’ As expected, Alaba is most passionate about fighting against racism. ‘It’s not easy to be political but racism is bigger than football and it’s very important to be loud. I was in that position when I was young and it’s not easy,’ he shares. ‘People have to stand up because we’re one world and one family. It starts with education.’ In August, in the immediate aftermath of Bayern Munich’s 2020 UEFA Champions League triumph, Alaba swapped his jersey for a defiant slogan T-shirt and took a knee next to the trophy on the pitch. ‘Meine kraft liegt in Jesus’ (translated as ‘my power is in Jesus’) shouted from the front, and on the back: ‘Black Lives Still Matter’. The clearest statement yet of what the 28-year-old ultimately wants his legacy to be. ‘I asked myself: who do I want my son to look up to? I want the answer to be me. If you have faith and stand for your values, everything is possible.’

Days after February’s ‘6pack’, Alaba announced that he is leaving Bayern Munich at the end of the season to seek a new challenge and evolve as a player and person. Barcelona, Real Madrid, Liverpool and Chelsea are all reportedly in the running for the 28-year-old’s signature, but he remains tight-lipped on that and focused on maintaining the German team’s unprecedented trophy run – they’re on track to claim another Bundesliga and a second Champions League title in a row at time of writing. So how does someone as professionally and financially successful as Alaba keep motivating himself and upping his game? ‘In the beginning, it was [about] following my dreams and dreaming big. And now, being the best version of myself.’

 

 

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