adidas Originals Unveils The mastermind Japan Collection

September 16th, 2016 by

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adidas Originals continues to push the boundaries of lifestyle footwear with their ever-growing adidas NMD catalog. Not only are upcoming collaborations with lifestyle giants like BAPE, Ronnie Fieg’s KITH, and more going to advance some of the trefoil brand’s most popular silhouettes, but international offerings like this teaming up with mastermind Japan is sure to warrant more than enough attention. Now we have word that Japanese lifestyle imprint’s takes on the adidas NMD XR1 and the adidas Tubular Instinct will be arriving at global retailers throughout this month, with a stateside release pinned down for September 20th.

The mastermind adidas NMD XR1 will undoubtedly be the main draw here, as the protective outer cage is revamped through the use of premium leather to match the heel. The jet black colorway is indicative of mastermind’s signature ominous aesthetic while contrasting white hits the Boost midsole and all skull and crossbones branding. That being said, you have to give mastermind some props for adding a unique twist to the seldom seen adidas Tubular Instinct. One of the afterthoughts in the entire Tubular lineup gets a Vans-like zipper construction on the heel in-line with past collaborations from the Japanese brand with the Sk8-Hi LX. A premium black leather upper adds a touch of luxury while a blown up skull and crossbones logo matches the heel.

It’s been a little hard to pin down when and where the mastermind adidas NMD XR1 and Tubular Instinct will release, but we have word that both offerings will be available at stateside retailers on September 20th. The premium touches will cost a little extra – each pair will retail for $220 USD. Check out more detailed shots below and stay tuned for more updates right here on Sneaker News.

mastermind Japan x adidas NMD XR1

Release Date: September 20, 2016
Price: $220

mastermind Japan x adidas Tubular Instinct

Release Date: September 20, 2016
Price: $220

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