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While the Adidas Neighborhood Chop Shop is a low-top men’s sneaker, women may opt to buy these kicks by buying 1.5 sizes down of this medium width low-top kicks. Available sizes range from size 4 to 14.5 with half-sizing available for accurate fitting.
These street-style sneakers epitomize the Japanese aesthetics placed creatively in the Chop Shop silhouette. The result is a sneaker that merges well with a black jogger and a bomber jacket similar to the apparel line that was also launched at the same time as Tokyo-based streetwear label Neighborhood started releasing the Adidas sneakers.
Motorcycle-loving swagger has never been these casual with the Adidas Neighborhood Chop Shop. Wear them in informal gatherings at daytime for that crisp look that transitions smoothly through the night as its black colorway mixed with white shark tooth accents transition seamlessly to nigh activities like club hopping or a night of poker with friends.
Regarding technology, the Adidas Neighborhood Chop Shop uses advanced sneaker materials used in premium low-top sneakers from the German brand. These materials include the Primeknit material that assures comfort, durability, lightweight, and breathable uppers. The shoe also boasts of an ultra-responsive Boost sole material. Regarding styling, the limited edition low-top kick has a collaborative logo at the tongue, white shark tooth accents, and heel back, and Shinsengumi's team symbol flag on the heel patch that reflects the Japanese street style influence effortlessly.
With a vast archive of performance shoes in the Adidas Originals portfolio, the Chop Shop which we know today is heavily influenced by the Adidas Campus released in 1958. The heritage design of Campus was given a modern look with a revamped design and materials we now call as the Chop Shop with its shark-tooth accents at the back.
The modern silhouette of the Campus came from the earlier released Adidas Tournament in the early 1970s. Then in the 1980s, the low-top court sneaker transitioned from the courts into the skateboard scene in the 1980s and was renamed the Adidas Campus.
The Adidas Campus slowly climbed the ladder of sneaker popularity with hip-hop communities embraced the low-tops with the likes of Brooklyn group The Beastie Boys wearing these iconic kicks. Now moving forward a few decades later, the low-top design was given white shark tooth accents and given the moniker Chop Shop.
As part of the Adidas’ reaching out to Asian sneaker markets and growing fashion scene in 2018, the German brand collaborated with Tokyo-based street-style label Neighborhood. The brand was founded in 1994 by Shinsuke Takizawa. The influential Japanese label has gained fame for its motorcycle-inspired apparel with contemporary design influences that range from work wear, military, Native American, counterculture among other streetwear themes. The brand in February 2018 released four collaborative designs that include NMD R1 PK, I-5923, Gazelle Super, and Chop Shop silhouettes.
- Exclusive collaborative Adidas x Neighborhood logo at tongue.
- Ultra-responsive Boost midsole cushioning is protected by a thin rubber outsole material.
- Nubuck overlays and signature three-stripes over the Primeknit upper.