Adidas x South Park shoes collection is part of the German brand’s ongoing collaborations with various pop culture brands in 2022. The two companies collaborated last year to create an adidas Campus 80 makeup inspired by the show’s Towelie – a character known for receiving unique powers from a burning tree. Fast forward to 2022, the two are back for more. This is at the time when adidas revamped their collabs with Disney and Lego.
One of the most exciting parts of this collection is the Adidas Stan Smith “Stan Marsh” which boasts a vivid blue leather upper inspired by Stan’s trademark blue hat with a red puffball and rim. The fabric-covered tongue substitutes the usual branding with a design of Stan’s face alongside the text, “Endorsed by Stan Marsh”. Meanwhile, synthetic leather is found across most of the pair’s upper and inner lining, in addition to suede tongues and mudguards.
Kenny is also getting his shoe with its reimagined The adidas NMD R1 which is inspired by the popular cartoon character and has a vibrant orange design highlighted by numerous motifs that represents his character. The shoe’s design is completed with the words “OMGTKK” (Oh My God, They Killed Kenny) on the full-length BOOST midsoles, black rubber outsoles, and branding components.
The adidas x South Park NMD R1 “Professor Chaos’ ‘ is another piece of this collection that has a light blue Primkenit foundation with silver foil overlays that references Butter’s outfit. Neon green laces alongside branding elements found on the tongue, heel, lace panels round up all the details. The shoe’s design is completed with full-length BOOST midsoles and green rubber outsoles. The shoe will come in a customised packaging that references the show’s opening title sequence.
The Superstar “Kyle” is inspired by Kyle Broflovski’s unique two-tone appearance. A dark green leather upper is accentuated with fuzzy lighter green and orange laces. The shoe also has off-white coloured shell toe caps and sole units. Lastly, you’d find reinvented adidas heel logo, and co-branded insoles.
The adidas x South Park shoes collection would not be complete without the Forum Low “Cartman” which is mostly made of red leather, with accents of yellow and sky blue. The shoe is utilizing a color palette inspired from Cartman’s traditional clothing. The puffy top is a tribute to Cartman’s “big-boned” body. Co-branding occurs on the footbed, as it does on other South Park x Adidas designs.
Finally, we’ve got the limited-edition Forum Lows based on AWESOM-O 4000. To those unfamiliar, Cartman created AWESOM-O to fool Butters in Season 8. This version of the adidas Forum Low has a brown leather foundation to match Cartman’s outfit, while the laces reference AWESOM-O’s wiring. The design is completed with co-branded insoles.
The adidas x South Park shoes collection is expected to release alongside one another throughout 2022, wiith prices ranging between $110-$160 USD.