Adidas in partnership with Refinery 29 invited 10 female artists and a Refinery29 fashion editor to recreate a limited edition of the white Adidas UltraBOOST X running sneakers inspired by each of the 50 states of Amercia.
50 different styles take a muscle, specially when the purpose is to look at the design and feel the essence – and guess – the state of inspiration. How would they then capture the essence of every state through a small design scribbled across a pair of workout sneaks?
Easy breazy for the designers: using sand, acrylic paint, thread, beading, clay, faux flowers, and more, each artist outdid themselves with their one-of-a-kind designs. The once-white kicks now boast illustrations inspired by the gemstones, local flora, regional cuisines, and varied landscapes of each locale. Think: peaches for Georgia, purple lilac for New Hampshire, and mountainscapes and canyons for Utah.
Each state has something great and unique to bring to the table, and it’s important to celebrate them individually and as a whole unit. The limited-edition BOOST the Nation collection — running shoes for women by women — seeks to do just that while also uniting art and sport. We’re stoked to share the final designs below, which you can score through adidas’ onlineauction.
All proceeds will go to Women Win, a charity that leverages the power of sport to build girls’ leadership and help communities address gender equity. For a chance to break in these works of art on your next run, get those bidding fingers ready and head over to the auction site now.
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Always at the forefront of reinterpretation and upscale design, yet home to extraordinary architectural styles, NYC’s Soho takes center stage in this collection. Inspired by the cosmopolitan edge of the neighborhood with a reinterpretation of forms and materials BL’s SOHO collection boasts a balance of architectural design and classic appeal. Exquisite woods, traditional techniques, and timeless motifs are applied to our designs creating charismatic pieces that seduce and tempt.
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