The footwear element of the Kith x adidas Soccer collection ranges from the stadium to the street. Six total models were designed for this project, three for each team, covering all terrains necessary for the sport - grass, turf, and street. These six styles also span adidas Soccer's two most innovative lines of performance footwear, specifically the Copa Mundial and ACE franchises.
The Kith Cobras receive the Copa styles, which include the Copa Mundial 17 Cleat, the Copa Mundial Turf Trainer, and the Copa Mundial 17 UltraBOOST. Both the Turf and UltraBOOST models are completely new designs being introduced for the first time through this collection, as the lauded Copa Mundial 17 upper is equipped with turf and street midsoles. The cleat features a black snakeskin-embossed kangaroo leather upper atop a metallic rose gold foot plate. The turf trainer has a yellow kangaroo leather upper with snakeskin-embossed leather Three Stripes branding. This lightweight upper is adhered to an all-new performance EVA-cushioned midsole unit with a gum turf outsole. The UltraBOOST silhouette's snakeskin-embossed white leather upper is pearlized, thus creating a unique glossy aesthetic. This upper is attached to an all white UltraBOOST midsole and continental rubber outsole.
As for the Kith Flamingos, they receive the more disruptive ACE footwear, which is adidas Soccer's more contemporary approach towards performance footwear. These three styles include the ACE 17+ Cleat, the ACE Tango 17.1 Purecontrol Turf Trainer, and the ACE 16+ Purecontrol UltraBOOST. The cleat features a laceless Primeknit upper covered by Controlskin overlays for more grip, as well as a colorblocked toe design. The turf trainer supplements the ACE 17.1 Primeknit upper with a performance EVA-cushioned misdole and turf outsole. Lastly, the ACE 16+ Purecontrol laceless Primeknit upper with an all-white UltraBOOST midsole unit.
The The Kith x adidas Soccer collection releases this Friday at Kith shops and Kith.com. All in-store pairs will be raffled via newsletter. Sign up for our newsletter to be included here, and stay tuned to our Twitter account for further updates.
Photography: Tyler Mansour