October 21, 2011 BY Aaron Hope / 21
If there was ever a time you desiered to walk through concert doors or roam all over coliseum floors, it very well might be now. No, there’s not another Live Aid/8 benefit concert coming up to commemorate the fifth birthday of the last one, but instead an anniversary for one of the first explicit instances of overlap between hip-hop culture and major sneaker brands. The Run-DMC x adidas Originals Superstar 80s ‘My adidas’ 25th Anniversary edition commemorates five x five years since the song that gave a name to Three Stripes online customization service first hit radio airwaves. These are unique for their use of custom embroidery on the rear as well as a dookie rope dubrae; are they the greatest shelltoe release of the last quarter-century? Click through to see some more images and expect these in stores starting Friday, November 11th, a fittingly timed release for one of the rap game’s oldest veteran groups. via HB
Children, children, children, that's the OG-style gold dookie-rope chain on the laces...Run, Kane, Rakim, Stetsa, EPMD, Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick, LL, KRS-One, etc...learn your hip-hop history (my 36 year old ass learnin' y'all some ish)!
Nice, wouldnt have the gold on personally, but i love these guys and missed the last one. R.I.P JMJ.
these are real nice.. great job altho im not feeling that braid... would rather have a rum on one shoe and DMC on the other...
I know what you're saying and I agree 1000% ... don't like the rope chain that looks cheap and gimmicky and *Run on one shoe and DMC on the other is the way to do it. Dope collab regardless. What can I say, though. It's tricky ...
YOU HATE RUN DMC & THEIR SNEAKERS 'CAUSE YOU GOT NO STYLE AND YOU'RE BORING. FIGURES YOU'D SIGN WITH RICK ROSS.... DO US ALL A FAVOR AND KILL URSELF.
.... been thinking about this and I'm wrong. It should be "JMJ" on the outside because it's honoring their lost member in the group that was shot and killed almost 9 years ago. Hell yeah, good move Adidas. This is great for collecting, for rocking, and for representing real hip-hop. Must copp!