global: ultra boost collective x kris van assche

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revolutionizing running with a number of performance innovations under the moniker ultra boost collective, adidas once again paired high performance with sophisticated style. that was last january, and the global sportswear brand hasn't been resting on its laurels to take this concept even further. working with some of the planet's top creatives in fashion and design, adidas has tapped none other than kris van assche to get involved with the ultra boost collective's third release. the belgian designer has overlaid the shoe's performance workings with a symbol of the sartorial tailoring he is known for: the classic argyle pattern.
 
utilizing and toying with these codes, the ultra boost by kris van assche combines the light, weightless modernity of the shoe with the sense of bespoke history associated with the diamond pattern. the shoe's argyle upper resembles that of a futuristic sock, an accessory, often offered in argyle repeats. the show comes in two variations: the classic navy blue, red, grey argyle paired with a red outsole, and a black, grey, white argyle coupled with a green outsole. both styles will be available at select adidas stores and depositories around the planet from thu - jun 25. the retail price for both shoe models is usd 295.
 

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