Stone Mountain native Donald Glover has officially launched his line of Adidas shoes called Donald Glover Presents.
Glover — who writes and stars in the FX show “Atlanta” and performs musically as Childish Gambino — worked with Adidas Originals to reimagine three classic styles — the Nizza ($80), the Continental 80 ($100) and the Lacombe ($90) — “in subtle, tone-on-tone white canvas,” Adidas said in a news release.
With a focus on the personal narrative that worn-in sneakers can hold, and the wealth of experiences they bear, the collection is inspired by subtle imperfections, according to statement on Adidas’ site.
"Rich is a concept,” Glover said in a statement. “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."
The shoes feature a series of deconstructed details, like uneven stitching, inside-out golden eyestays and a custom 3-Stripe mark. The edges of the canvas are not stitched down, allowing them to fray over time. Each pair comes with three sets of custom laces designed to fringe as they’re worn.
The shoes will be available globally April 26.
Coinciding with the product launch, Glover and Adidas premiered a series of short films starring Glover and actress-comedian Mo’Nique, with a cameo by professional skateboarder Na-Kel Smith.
You can watch the short films about each of the sneakers below:
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