adidas x Sam Flores x Upper Playground
adidas Originals and Upper Playground will release the final final installment of the four-part series that’s included sneakers by Herbert Baglione, David Choe, and Aesop Rock. This fourth sneaker Sam Flores used as his canvas is first hi top of the pack. Fifteen years after first arriving on the West Coast from New Mexico, Sam Flores, an art school evacuee and self-taught illustrator, has established his place in the modern art movement as a master of fine art and product design. His fine artwork carries a voice and vision that is instantly identifiable. Flores’ artistic quality is unpretentious and provocative, and demands consideration without categorization. He had this to say when asked about his inspiration for the sneaker “I simply wanted to make a colorful bright shoe that would go well with the warm weather. I made it blue, grey and pink so it can work for both genders. Plus it’s something you can wear to Miami and stay up for three days and still look fresh!” There are only 500 pairs of the Sam Flores sneaker available worldwide. Each pair retails for $150 and sizes range from men’s size 4 to 13.5. To get your hands on the Sam Flores adidas hi-top, visit upperplayground.com or head to a UP retail store. The sneaker will go on sale online at 8 am PT on Thursday, August 7, 2008.