Adidas’ latest skate shoe to debut this season is what you lovers of footwear technology have been crying out for! The 3ST.002 is visibly adidas Skateboarding’s most researched and carefully-crafted shoe yet, and to help get things off to a better start, the Three Stripes has teamed up with Fucking Awesome via mutual connection Na-Kel Smith to offer one of the biggest collabs of the year so far!
The shoe boasts a full supple leather upper, offering a great level of flexibility and featuring perforations all over to offer maximum breathability. The latter is also enhanced by the internal mesh bootee that lets air run through it very nicely, whilst also guaranteeing a very secure fit. The biggest radical change in design compared to traditional skate shoes is the removal of the laces, made redundant by the aforementioned bootee and replaced by perforations. Another fascinating change with the shoe is the complete removal of any Three Stripes logos, which keeps the upper looking as sleek as possible. More functional additions include pull tabs at the heels (bearing subtle Fucking Awesome text, too) and raised rubber patches on the lateral and medial sides, for durability and a supportive fit.
As far as colourways go, you’ll do well to find a cleaner one this season. The full white upper is broken up only by a subtle silver adidas logo on the tongue, letting the focal point of the colourway really stand out – the icy blue translucent sole. Fucking Awesome’s branding appears in a darker blue, sitting underneath the areas in which the rubber sole rises onto the upper, and the outsole also comes in blue for a more cohesive look overall.
The adidas x Fucking Awesome and Na-Kel Smith 3ST.002 is launching online and in-store here at Attitude on Saturday, 24th March. Check the Instagram for more details, and make sure you’re on your toes – these aren’t getting an Adidas UK release, it’s only a select few skate shops getting these, and numbers are scarce!