Palace Skateboards and adidas take their fruitful relationship a step further as they follow up their 90’s inspired apparel collaboration by moving into the footwear market, delivering four solid skate-able pro shoes for the summer months.
Following a series of teaser images and a hypnotising appearance from D Double E on social media over the last week or so, building the hype for the collaboration, we can now take a closer look at the styles that are set to drop tomorrow the 16th of May. The collection is made up of the collaboratively designed Pro Primeknit and the Pro Trainer, with two colour options in each silhouette.
The Palace Pro Primeknit debuts with adidas’ Primeknit technology applied to the upper, available in a white/grey option with tonal lacing and a stark white sole unit, as well as the retro inspired black/white colour option, reminiscent of the gum soled adidas skate copa and also features tonal lacing and the popular gum rubber sole. The Pro Suede Shoe draws from adidas’ popular Gazelle silhouette, perhaps slightly more skate friendly, it arrives in a grey/white and a black/white colour option, constructed from a perforated suede on the shoes upper, with the grey/white sitting on top of an icy translucent sole and the black, a white contrasting sole unit that matches the white lacing and stripe branding. Both the Pro Primeknit and the Pro Suede feature the ZX flux heel cage that offers additional stability to the wearer and heel pull, keeping the branding minimal throughout with the classic three stripe featuring on the side panels.