The result is this X-Wing-inspired Ultra Boost. Which, when you only read about the news in text form, should be great! The Ultra Boost, despite losing its 2015-17 hypebeast lustre, is still maybe Adidas’ best sneaker silhouette, and definitely its most comfortable. And who doesn’t love X-Wings?
And yet, look at this thing. It’s an adult sneaker with a four year-old’s K-Mart shoe aesthetic. There’s print on the boost and heelcup that looks like it was applied in Microsoft Word. The heel tab has a super corny “THE FORCE WILL BE WITH YOU ALWAYS” slogan running all the way down it. And worst of all, it’s based on the shoe’s S&L model, which with its mesh construction (most other Ultra Boosts are made of very comfortable knit) is the absolute worst Ultra Boost.
Only here it’s in a lovely shade of blue (to match Hatake’s outfit), with a suede finish replacing the usual straight leather appearance of these soccer/lifestyle crossovers. There’s Naruto branding in a few places, most notably some text on the midsole and a Leaf Village logo on the heel tab.
Russell Westbrook wore a pair of custom Super Soaker-inspired sneakers to a game the other day, and it looks like his next retro tribute is going to be a pair of Game Boy-themed Jordans.
Specifically, they’re a pair of Why Not Zer0.2s, Westbrook’s signature shoe. The sneaker itself is running with a Game Boy-inspired colour scheme, while there’s also a Game Boy cartridge hangtag and a Game Boy box, all courtesy of custom designer Recon Beat Lab.
Because the Super Soakers made an appearance at a game (above), you’ve got to imagine the Game Boys won’t be too far off.