Aside from the distinctive woven detailing on the Adiease x Gasius’ upper, the reflective three stripes and glow-in-the-dark artwork on the tongue adds to the shoe’s visual flair. The design is an eye-catcher, and the comfort is a bonus.
Adidas Adiease x Gasius History
Skateboarding has been around for decades, but it wasn’t until the late 90s when major athletic wear companies began to sit up and take notice of the sport. Before this, skateboarders had to make do with kicks made by small footwear companies dedicated to the sport or utilize basketball and other sports-inspired shoes when skating.
Adidas recruited pro skaters Mark Gonzalez, Lucas Puig, and Dennis Busenitz along with some others to form their Skateboarding group in the early 2000s. These pro skaters not only promoted the brand but also collaborated with the company to create their skateboarding versions of shoes from within the Adidas archives.
The Adidas Adiease was launched by the brand as an addition to their Skateboarding line. The shoe is inspired by an indoor soccer footwear but recreated to make it more suitable for skateboarding. The Adiease has since been released in many versions and colorways. One of the versions is the Adiease x Gasius, a collaboration with the known British artist.
The Adiease x Gasius was released in May 2017 and features a clean off-white upper with an intricate woven pattern sitting on a black sole. The left tongue contains an animated caricature while the right has the tagline, “ADIDAS-FUTURRE-GANGS.”