This Week In Sneakers: Adidas May Start Making Shoes in the U.S.A.
Plus the sneaker releases to look out for this weekend.
According to Footwear News, Adidas has just signed a deal that will see the company in possession of the right equipment to automate customized shoe production. This equipment will go into the creation of a factory based in Germany that will design and make custom shoe components. This move is also the latest in a slow but steady progression into establishing a factory on American soil. The company plans to base its first American production facility on this Germany location — aptly dubbed Speedfactory.
For something a little more immediate, turn your eyes to one of Nike’s latest releases. The patriotically colored trainer was inspired by Bo Jackson and drops Friday for $130.
One of K-Swiss’s latest launches comes in the form of a collaboration with American designer Billy Reid. The pair are dropping two styles of the Arlington silhouette, one as a hi-top and another as a low. Waxed suede uppers and pigskin linings make them ideal for fall. You can get them online today with prices starting at $175.
If the dances from Drake’s latest video weren’t enough to make you feel close to the Toronto artist, maybe you should get a pair of kicks he owns. Snap up his Nike Sneakerboots from the “Hotline Bling” for $89.99 now.
For fans of more classic boot styles, Volcom has a Nubuck hiking boot for you. Mud guards, a heel counter and more make it the perfect style for battling whatever conditions the coming seasons throw at you. Slide into a pair for $165.
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