Over on Twitter, the vetted account for Yeezy Mafia got fans buzzing with an early post. The page wrote that Adidas Originals is teaming up with Dragon Ball Z for a Fall 2018 collection. The tweet went on to tease that the line would feature seven shoes based on each of the seven Dragon Balls from the series.
So far, there is no official announcement from Adidas about the anime team-up, but fans are hopeful. The collaboration would be the first official one between the brands. In the past, some fans did manage to get their own Dragon Ball kicks from Adidas through the Adidas ZX Flux collection. One lucky fan managed to get his design approved by Adidas on accident, giving the customizable shoes some very copyright unfriendly designs
adidas Originals x DRAGON BALL Z— Yeezy Mafia (@theyeezymafia) December 25, 2017
7 DRAGON BALLS 7 SHOES
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Adidas may just be jumping onto the anime game, but other shoe brands have looked to Japan for inspiration. Back in 2015, Vans did a collection with artist Takashi Murakami. The Japanese artist is known for using anime artwork to create contemporary pieces. Vans released a few bubbly shoes featuring the artist’s vibrant works, and the collection has since been added to the company’s vault.
Of course, the Adidas will surely make fans splurge more than Vans. While the sneaker brand does have some affordable kicks, many of his high-end and collectible sets cost a pretty penny. Many of those collection entries can run upwards of $300, so fans better start saving up now if they want to wear shoes Shenron would approve of.
Would you be interested in this Adidas collaboration? Hit me up on Twitter @MeganPetersCB to let me know and talk all things comics, k-pop, and anime!