849588

feature image

Daewon Song And adidas Skateboarding Present A Second Collaborative Release

RATE THISRATE THISRATE THISRATE THISRATE THISRATE THISRATE THISRATE THISRATE THISRATE THIS 
3.37 / 5 19 VOTES
Loading...
This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. The opinions and information provided on this site are original editorial content of Sneaker News.

Two years ago adidas officially planted the seeds of a relationship with skate OG Daewon Song, the Korean-born and California-raised skateboarder also known as the co-owner of Almost Skateboards alongside Rodney Mullen. The list of accomplishments for Song are endless – perhaps topped by ‘Skater Of The Year’ honors by Thrasher in 2006. His contributions to the sport are a major reason why he’s been coveted by brands, and it’s all led up to his second shoe release with the three-striped brand – the 3MC. Cleanly designed with navy suede uppers and a checkered weave that sits on the quarter and tongue, this collaborative drop is set to hit select skateshops and adidas Skateboarding on May 9th for $70. Additionally, adidas Skateboarding and Transworld Skateboarding will commemorate Song with a full-length feature documentary on May 12th. Check out the shoes ahead and read our quick Q&A with Song below.

Sneaker News: Your first shoe with adidas Skateboarding had a very clear nod to your Korean heritage. This one’s a but more subtle. Can you explain the design?

Daewon Song: I’ve always ran black shoes, so this time I wanted to run with a blue and add these little soccer balls on the side that give it that checker feel ! Who says we can’t touch checker …I’m all about playing checkers with my dad while he was alive and I love the way it looks . Gives me some nostalgic feeling of 1978 for some reason ! And make me feel good .

SN: What is it about skate style that has managed to stay so consistent and appealing to non-skaters for decades?

DS: Skate style has created a lot of trends throughout many years , I think it’s the individuality In skateboarding and a comfort level as well as most skateboarders life styles of not really giving a shit. I do give shit but I’m not one setting trends in wear Hahahha

SN: Is the 3MC and the adi-Ease a style you prefer to skate in?

DS: Yes I loved the adi-ease but once the 3mc’s came out my feet became hooked , they just break in right away and the weight is slightly lighter.

SN: Are there other shoes in the adidas catalog, whether it be a classic model or one of their more contemporary models from the 3ST line, that you’d like to get your hands on and design?

DS: Probably a Stan Smith !! Just a classic so I would love to alter one to my liking.