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adidas is a brand that has always emphasized creativity, innovation, and pushing boundaries. Their latest campaign, Home Of Classics, is a tribute to the brand's most iconic silhouettes. The campaign aims to celebrate the heritage and timelessness of the brand's classics.
To bring the Home Of Classics campaign to life, adidas employed 18 talented artists worldwide to reinterpret some of its most iconic sneakers. Each artist was assigned a specific silhouette to work on, resulting in a collection of unique, one-of-a-kind pieces.
The draw is open, exclusively for adiClub members, from April 18th, 2023 and will stop taking entries on May 1st at 9:55 AM EDT. To enter, head to the adidas mobile app (not CONFIRMED) and sign up using 100 adiClub points. Results for the draw will be announced at 6:00 AM EDT on May 3rd. Winners will need to act fast once results are in, as items from the collection are hand-made in ultra-limited quantities and will be offered on a FCFS to those selected in this draw.
Follow along below for an overview of each artist's contribution to the adidas Home Of Classics. Keep it locked to our Twitter and the Sole Retriever mobile app to stay updated on the latest happenings in sneakers, streetwear, and more.
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Sophie Crichton - adidas Forum
Sophie Crichton, a British multimedia artist based in Barcelona, pays tribute to the Forum sneaker with her unique creation. The Forum shoe's silhouette is kept intact, with the artist adding her touch to the shoe's leather upper with a vibrant color scheme and an accompanying canvas print of the sneaker. Three artifacts will be offered from Sophie.
Katsu Sawada - adidas Superstar
Katsu Sawada from Japan is known for his eye-catching works of art. He adds acrylic to three different colorways on the adidas forum, one all-white, a multi-color orange, pink, and black, and a green and black rendition. Each comes with his signature on the toebox. Three artifacts will be offered from Katsu.
Shishumania - adidas Superstar
Shishumania gained fame from his embroidery art of anime figures through social media and takes on the iconic Superstar sneaker for the Home of Classics collection. The artist creates a stunning piece of art titled “Moth-Tiger,” embroidered on the shoe's upper using vibrant hues. Only one artifact will be offered from Shishumania.
Atticus Torre - adidas Gazelle
Atticus Torre, a New York-based illustrator and graphic designer, pays homage to the adidas Gazelle with three airbrushed hoodies. This cartoonish character sprayed on the back of the three green, blue, and red hoodies is rocking a pair of Gazelles in a matching color scheme. Three artifacts will be offered from Atticus.
Fuego Nails - adidas Superstars
Fuego Nails, a nail artist from London, brings her nail tech skills to honor the adidas Superstar. A set of nails comes with various nods to adidas and the Superstar silhouette through the lens of ‘90s hip-hop. This nail set with ten individually designed extensions will be offered as a single artifact.
Cremate - adidas Forum
Cremate, founded by London-based musician Junior Adesanya, takes on the Forum sneaker through a wax replica of the sneaker. Housed in an adidas-branded perspex box, two artifacts are offered and feature notes of cedarwood, cinnamon, and grapefruit.
Lil Dre - adidas Forum
Lil Dre, a streetwear designer and artist from San Francisco, creates a one-of-a-kind Forum sneaker for the Home of Classics collection. Handdrawn graphics adorn the upper with phrases like “Lifes A Trip,” as well as added Trefoil logos and Lil Dre’s name in a graffiti-style font. Skateboarding inspired his designs and offers two artifacts in this collection.
Truls Martensson - adidas Gazelle
Truls Martensson, a Swedish artist, brings his minimalist style to his tribute to the Gazelle sneaker. Inspired by ‘60s sports mascots, Martensson crafted a handcrafted sculpture and painted rocking a pair of blue adidas Gazelles. This 1-of-1 piece comes with interchangeable parts for the head of the statue.
Gabriel Massan - adidas Gazelle
Gabriel Massan, a designer and artist from Brazil who specializes in 3D animation, NFTs, and all things digital, creates a unique tribute to the Gazelle sneaker for the Home of Classics collection. After designing a 3D digital art piece, this design was transformed into a lenticular print. This single piece of work is Massan’s contribution to the Home of Classics collection.
Gab Bois - adidas Forum
Gab Bois, a Canadian multimedia artist, takes on the Forum sneaker with her unique creation. Hollowing out the silhouette to only house the sidewall of the sole and upper, Bois creates a Forum Desk Lamp. Important to note it is not a functioning lamp and only a piece of art. This piece is a 1-of-1, meaning only one artifact is offered from the Canadian artist.
GWAM - adidas Superstar
GWAM, a French-based artist named David Carmona, creates a bold tribute to the Superstar sneaker for the Home of Classics collection. Transforming the leather silhouette into a balaclava, GWAM was inspired by the skeletal formation of certain species to create an exoskeleton-like mask. Only one artifact will be available from GWAM.
Claire Barrow - adidas Superstar
Claire Barrow, a British artist and designer brings her signature style to pay tribute to the adidas Superstar. Three distinct paintings were created on canvas using acrylic and spray paint, all of which come in an abstract design. Each image will be offered, meaning Barrow brings three artifacts for the collection.
Broke - adidas Gazelle
Broke, a clothing brand based in Cape Town, South Africa, puts its unique spin on the Gazelle sneaker. Three individual adidas Gazelle sneakers, all of which come in a black/white color scheme, get hand-drawn details with the brand's motif of “Broke forever” and “To live and die broke” spelled out in various forms and colors. The three one-of-one sneakers will be offered individually.
Shana Sadeghi-Ray - adidas Superstar
Born in Boston and currently residing in NYC, Shana Sadeghi-Ray brings her unique aesthetic to pay tribute to the adidas Superstar. She deconstructs the adidas Superstar and creates a 1-of-1 “teddy bear” crafted from the leather panels of the model. Her only artifact in the adidas Home of Classics collection is this creation.
Zhang Quan - adidas Superstar
Chinese artist and founder of Melting Sadness Zhang Quan creates a fusion of Chinese and Western cultures in his contribution to the adidas Home of Classics collection. Four ceramic plates feature Chinese-influenced graphics and patterns with various adidas-branded designs, the Superstar itself included, placed in the center. Each of the four plates will be offered individually.
Zijing Tang - adidas Superstar
Beijing-based artist Zijing Tang has taken 100s of shoes and transformed them into various objects, and that is precisely what she has done to the adidas Superstar. Multiple pairs of the sneaker were utilized, alongside microfiber material, to create a shoe-like purse in a vibrant blue and orange color scheme. This one-of-one piece is Tang’s single artifact available in the collection.
Dee Koala - adidas Superstar
South African rapper and artist Dee Koala brings her unique style to two offerings of the adidas Superstar. One pair features black hand-drawn details across various portions of the sneaker, while the other remains all-white with her signature on the lateral heel. Each sneaker will be offered individually, meaning Koala has created two artifacts for the collection.
Chocotoy - adidas Superstar
Chocotoy, a renowned children's toy brand, pays tribute to adidas Originals and the Superstar with a bear vinyl toy. From this artifact description offered by adidas and Chocotoy, this animal “decide[d] to embark on a journey into the unknown to find himself along the way” and can “Express his identity through the clothes he wears.” Six of these figures will be offered.