The adidas Ultra Boost, touted by the brand as "the greatest running shoe ever", is getting a stylish makeover thanks to the upcoming Ultra Boost Collective.
In collaboration with long-time adidas partner Stella McCartney, as well as fashion designers Kris Van Assche, Junichi Abe of kolor, and adidas Creative Directors Dirk Schönberger and James Carnes, the Ultra Boost Collective features a handful of new looks for the Boost-fueled sneaker.
Stella McCartney's take on the Ultra Boost is kept minimal, with an emphasis on fabric and texture. Schönberger and Carnes also keep it understated with monochrome all-black and all-white variations. Meanwhile, first time Three Stripes collaborator Kris Van Assche adds his detail-oriented flair with a crisp argyle print, while Junichi Abe rounds out the collection with vibrant color pop hues of orange, lime green, and yellow.
Although the intersection of style and sneakers grows increasingly closer, it's never been more apparent than in recent years. Sneakers are popping up on runways and in lookbooks more than ever before, and it adidas is right on time with projects like the Yeezy Boost and Ultra Boost Collective.
Details are sparse, but we do know that the first drop of the adidas Ultra Boost Collective will touch down in May. Future drops will take place in each creator's respective city—Stella in London, Van Assche in Berlin, Abe in Tokyo, and Schönberger and Carnes's joint drop in Berlin. Stay tuned for more info.