Who should buy Adidas I-5923 Pride

The Adidas Pride I-5923 is a unisex pair, a sneaker with a message, and a great choice for both women and men who are looking for:

  • retro running kick with a strong message of freedom and love from the LGBT community, the Pride month message is artfully inserted on the tongue label and the insole to provide emphasis to creative expression and to honor the diversity and LGBT pride
  • simple and straightforward design, perfect for sneaker aficionados that are easy to pair with virtually any casual attire, joggers, rolled-up pants, ankle trousers, and shorts to give this pair maximized exposure, or with athletic attire for a gym-ready look

Adidas I-5923 Pride trefoil

The durability of Pride I-5923

Lastly, this pair has a lace-up closure system with flat, cotton laces. Gray suede wraps around the eyelet for added durability.

Adidas I-5923 Pride pair

Fresh all-day

Also, the non-removable OrthoLite sock liner is lined with synthetic leather that keeps the feet feeling fresh all day.

Adidas I-5923 Pride sole

Branding

The rainbow colors in pastel hues accents found all over the Adidas Originals I-5923 Runner Pride sneakers make this pair charming. The brand used pastel green on the iconic 3-Stripe on the lateral side and pastel yellow on the medial side. Also, the heel displays a pick suede cage and a red heel tab with a purple Trefoil logo. Meanwhile, the toebox is surrounded by suede pastel blue to add protection and style.

Adidas I-5923 Pride lacing

Maximum energy return

The brand uses a thick slab of Boost technology in the midsole that provides energy-absorbing cushioning; hence, maximizing energy return.

Adidas I-5923 Pride front

History of Adidas I-5923 Pride

In November of the same year, the Iniki Runner was launched, Three Stripes revealed that the brand would officially re-name the Iniki to I-5923 due to some legal issues. The new official name was drawn from the 70s running kick called Mercury with shelf number F-5923. The brand combined the shelf number from the archive and the first letter of Iniki to come up with a unique label.

Adidas I-5923 Pride toebox

Aside from the name, Adidas did not apply any other modifications to this sneaker. The I-5923 retained the retro vibe with modern hints, inserted with a bunch of comfort and durability offered in heaps of attractive colorways.

Barely less than a year since it was launched in the market, this silhouette has been making waves in the sneaker culture as one of the premier Adidas lifestyle and casual sneakers currently offered in the market. Many retailers such as NEIGHBORHOOD, Size?, and Sneakersnstuff collaborated with the Three Stripes to give their exclusive take on the I-5923.

Adidas I-5923 Pride collar

In 2018, to celebrate the Pride Month of the LGBT community, Adidas Originals launched a four-pack series with a message of inclusiveness, togetherness, and tolerance. This pack consists of four Adidas silhouettes revamped with touches of elements to commemorate the month-long celebration.

Adidas I-5923 Pride branding

Included in this pack are the revamped Adidas Deerupt, Adidas Campus, Adidas Pure Boost, and the Adidas I-5923. This pack combined colorful hues in summer-ready tones and the off-white base color to honor the wearer's distinctiveness.

Adidas I-5923 Pride details

The Adidas Originals I-5923 Pride features smooth cream color on its base with flashes of pastel hues all over. This multicolor execution proudly shows off the Pride month message through its candy pastel accents all over the upper. This kick aims to honor diversity and respect while staying stylish and on-trend.

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Additional Info

Additional info

  • The I-5923 branding on the lateral is in tonal color.
  • The brand used a mesh-style rubber outsole to deliver reliable traction and grip on various surfaces.

Facts / Specs

Base model: Adidas I-5923
Style: Sporty, Minimalist
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Adidas Originals, Adidas Boost
Closure: Laces
Material: Suede, Mesh, Rubber Sole, OrthoLite / Fabric

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Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.