In the vast landscape of sneaker collaborations, adidas has consistently found ways to bridge cultural gaps, fusing different design perspectives to create distinct footwear pieces. The partnership with Melting Sadness, a label deeply rooted in the Chinese market, has always been a nod to this sentiment. Now, bringing Sean Wotherspoon into the mix for a special release promises to create ripples in the global sneaker community. With previous hits under his belt, Sean's foray across adidas designs has been noteworthy. Adding to the anticipation, this three-way collaboration on the adidas Superstar is set for an exclusive ComplexCon drop.
This Sean Wotherspoon x Melting Sadness x adidas Superstar is a harmonious blend of both designers' distinct aesthetics. The sneaker is adorned with corduroy, a material synonymous with Wotherspoon, painting a vivid picture in a delightful Easter-ready pink. Contrasting navy elements on the eyestays and sockliner add depth to the colorway. The playful addition of patchwork rabbit ears and a fluffy white tail evoke a sense of whimsy characteristic of Melting Sadness. A closer look reveals intricate branding details: Sean Wotherspoon's insignia graces the lateral heel of the right sneaker, while Melting Sadness' iconic character, Karoro, peeks out on the left. Anchoring the design is a rustic, worn-away midsole in deep burgundy and tan, rounded off with a matching outsole.
The Sean Wotherspoon x Melting Sadness x adidas Superstar will release November 18, 2023, exclusively at ComplexCon. Coming in men’s sizing, the retail price has yet to be announced. Keep it locked to our Twitter and the Sole Retriever mobile app to stay updated on the latest releases, raffles, news, and more in the sneaker and streetwear world.
Images via Sean Wotherspoon