Adidas is ushering in spring with a pair of pastel sneaker releases.
The company unveiled its latest trail running shoe Tuesday after two years of development and testing by elite British ultrarunner Tom Evans.
Adidas said it developed the athlete-designed Terrex Speed Ultra to “fill in the gap for an all-out performance racing shoe dedicated for the trail.” Described as the most versatile of Adidas’ Terrex Speed collection, the sneaker features a Boost Lightstrike midsole, a moisture-wicking upper, a reinforced heel with anti-slip lining and a tongue construction with six lace points for “a glove-like fit and mid-foot lockdown.” Rounding out the performance features is an outsole inspired by gravel road bike tires.
The Terrex Speed Ultra will initially offer two colorways, a pastel-covered, pink-and-green design and a subtler, black-and-white composition. Slated to arrive in early April, they will retail for $160.
Adidas also designed a small apparel collection to accompany the Terrex Speed Ultra release. The Terrex Agravic Pro TR Rain Jacket leads this range. The $300 piece includes a hydrophobic PU membrane for long-term breathability, ventilation openings on the side of the back for extra air circulation and a pleated back for unrestricted motion. Rain pants, a tee and shorts finish out the activewear lineup.
The North Face introduced its own, athlete-tested trail running shoe earlier this year. In developing the Vectiv line, the brand said it teamed with 14 athletes to put the design through more than 6,000 miles of testing. They set 17 records along the way, including Katlyn Gerbin’s 18 hours, 41 minutes, 54 seconds on the 93-mile Wonderland Trail. The Vectiv line debuted its first few styles back in January, with additional designs having rolled out since.
Bad Bunny returns for Easter
Just weeks after inaugurating their collaborative partnership, Adidas and Bad Bunny will reunite for an Easter Sunday release.
Like his first Adidas collaboration, Bad Bunny will once again take on the brand’s Forum Low, this time remaking it in a typical seasonal color palette. The distinct interpretation of the classic court sneaker features a tonal dusty pink leather upper, matched with suede overlays and a buckle fastening.
The “Easter Egg” Forum Low will launch Sunday on Adidas’ website and Confirmed app, as well as at select retailers.
The Easter sneaker follows Bad Bunny’s coffee-inspired “The First Café” Forum Buckle Low. Also sporting a leather upper with suede overlays and a buckle fastening, the sneaker design featured a mix of coffee-inspired chocolate hues.