Donald Glover has a hand in different directions from music to television, to film and now to footwear epitomises Glover’s creativity across all form of mediums.
This year adidas Originals and Donald Glover officially launch Donald Glover Presents, revealing the fruits of a creative relationship that began in September 2018. With storytelling at the heart of the partnership, Glover and adidas Originals unveiled a range of new product offerings alongside the premiere of a series of short films.
Donald Glover Presents reimagines a host of classics from the adidas Nizza and the Continental 80, in subtle, tone-on-tone white canvas. With a focus on the personal narrative that worn-in sneakers can hold, and the wealth of experiences they bear, the collection is inspired by subtle imperfections.
The Continental 80 features a canvas material based upper with premium leather overlays. The idea behind the design is for the shoe to feature a series of deconstructed details, like uneven stitching, inside-out golden eyestays, and a custom 3-Stripe mark that evokes hand-painting. Heightening a sense of depth and character, the edges of the canvas are not stitched down, allowing them to fray over time. The same feature goes with the laces to give a worn look and allowing the consumer to tell their own story while experiencing the footwear.
The Nizza features a predominantly canvas upper with hits of leather on the tongue patch. The 3-stripes are hand painted on the medial and lateral side of the shoe with golden eyestays and no lining. Like the Continental 80, the Nizza comes with worn looked laces and white midsole.
The adidas Originals x Donald Glover ‘Donald Glover Presents’ Nizza and Continental 80 will be launching in-store and online on Friday 26th April (available online at 8:00AM BST). Sizes range from UK6 – UK12 (including half sizes), priced between £70 – £90.