UPDATE December 1st, 2022:
In a now-deleted tweet, JJJJound suggests the two adidas Samba styles pictured ahead are fake. The Montreal-based studio, however, hasn’t denied that a project with the Three Stripes is in the works.
Justin R. Saunders has taken JJJJound from a simple photo blog to a creative design studio that’s collaborated with the likes of A.P.C. and Garrett Leight. For its latest joint-effort, the Montreal-based team has lent its creative direction to the adidas Samba in the form of two styles likely to launch in the first-half of 2023.
Pausing from the predominantly-white color arrangements that’ve taken over some of its footwear projects from the last 11 months, JJJJound has applied equally-simple, but “colorful” looks to its first collaboration with the Three Stripes. The adidas Originals staple maintains its tried-and-proven aesthetic, with leather and suede coming together across the upper of the black and white offering from the unreleased capsule. By contrast, the accompanying beige and brown Samba by JJJJound favors a hairy suede throughout its upper; Saunders’ studio’s name is stamped on the heel of each shoe. No branding is found on the sneakers’ lateral profile, maintaining the minimalism associated with the Canadian imprint. Lastly, the leather-lined adidas shoes feature a semi-translucent, gum sole unit for a touch of heritage.
For more from the Three Stripes, check out all Bad Bunny x adidas releases so far.