The adidas Skateboarding department have announced their latest collaborative venture as they add Cali’s Welcome Skateboards to the ‘A-League’ with a concise capsule collection.
Having previously worked with the likes of Magenta, Helas and Streetmachine on collaborative releases, adidas now look to Welcome to put their unique stamp on some of the brands staple silhouettes in a football inspired release. Welcome Skateboards are renowned for doing things slightly different to the rest of the pack, with their unorthodox designs and non-conformist approach, they have gained a huge cult following which has seen their boards become some of the most popular on the market.
For the “A-League” capsule, the limited edition CLIMALITE® jersey has been reworked to feature both brands logo designs embroidered on the front and Welcome’s type logo on the back. The classic Adi-Ease silhouette receives an ADV upgrade, arriving in a premium stone coloured full suede on the upper, black leather 3 stripe branding and aqua blue colouring on the stitching and tongue label. Sitting on top of a clean white midsole, the shoe is completed with contrasting black lacing, leather heel panelling, custom insole featuring one of Welcome’s signature graphics and a coffin shaped tongue that is a nod to Welcome’s oddly shaped boards.
To commemorate the release, Welcome have also put together a short edit featuring riders Daniel Vargas, Brandon Perelson and Mark McCoy skating through Tijuana and San Diego. Check it out below…