Adidas Matchcourt x Bonethrower Style
The Adidas Matchcourt x Bonethrower seamlessly combines skateboarding and art. Its contrasting colors and subtle graphic art make for a stylish casual shoe that could add a touch of creative flair to your ensemble. Its low-top profile makes it easy to pair with most of your wardrobe. Dress it in jeans, shorts, or chinos for a stylish look.
The shoe's upper is made of ethically sourced canvas making for a light and breathable fit. Its distinct rubber toecap provides durable protection against abrasions and bumps, while the grippy rubber outsole offers great board control. Bonethrower's signature artworks could be found on the shoe's tongue, insole, toe box, and heel counter.
Adidas Matchcourt x Bonethrower History
Skateboarding started in the late 40s when surfers couldn't ride in the ocean since the waves were flat. They were looking for something to do and came up with the "sidewalk surfing," which is known today as skateboarding. The sport first became popular in the 70s and became so popular that companies and brands started to create collections and lines that solely catered to the demands of skateboarding.
Adidas was one of these companies. The company decided to branch out and create a line specifically for skateboarding in 1989. The Adidas Skateboarding started out by re-engineering old shoe models into a skateboarding-equipped footwear. An example of a classic shoe re-modeled for skating is the Stan Smith.
Adidas eventually created the Adidas Pro Skateboarding team that comprised of well-known and skilled skaters like Mark Gonzales, Dennis Busenitz, Marc Johnson, and Silas Baxter – Neal. These pro skaters collaborated with Adidas to create footwear that will appeal to skaters and perform on the board.
The Adidas Matchcourt is one of the many shoe models that the Skateboarding line produced. It is known for its sleek design and prominent toecap. In 2017, Bonethrower aka David Cook an artist who is also a skateboarder collaborated with Adidas to put his own spin on the classic and dubbed it the Adidas Matchcourt x Bonethrower. The shoe featured his signature artworks and play on colors. Bonethrower, who is known for his unique take on mysticism and memento mori said that he wanted to combine the work of Adidas Skateboarding and the world he created through his art.