Last September, Donald Glover, stage name, Childish Gambino, and Adidas announced their partnership to the sneaker world. And now Gambino and Adidas have unveiled their first collaboration project dubbed “Donald Glover Presents”
The first drop of the “Donald Glover Presents” series consists of the Adidas Continental 80, Adidas Nizza and the Adidas Lacombe.
Each model comes dressed in an off-white, pre-distressed canvas construction with full-white accents and sole units. The Nizza and Lacombe however feature a pop of color, where the former has white/navy laces, and the latter sports a seafoam green on its laces and Three Stripes motif. Additional details include uneven stitching, inside-out golden eyestays, frayed edges, moth insole graphics, and a custom 3-Stripe mark that evokes hand-painting. Lastly, each pair comes packaged in an inside-out adidas Originals box that opens with a tear strip and comes replete with three sets of custom shoelaces designed to fringe with wear.
This is the first drop of many from the “Donald Glover Presents” series and the pairs are scheduled to drop on April 26 and will be available on adidas.com.
“Rich is a concept,” said Donald Glover. “With this project, I wanted to encourage people to think about how their stories can be told on their feet. Value isn’t quantified by what you wear, rather the experiences from them. And you make the decision on what works for you, you live through your own lens. The partnership for me is about being able to exemplify what doing your own thing truly looks and feels like.”
Donald Glover and Adidas have also released a series of short films featuring skateboarder, Na-Kel Smith and actress Mo’Nique. Check out the films below.