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Top 65 Sports Trends in April

From Technicolored Sneaker Lines to Experiential Pop-Up Shops

— April 4, 2015 — Lifestyle
Co-branded sneaker lines, experiential pop-up shops and celeb-endorsed performance ads are just some of these April 2015 sports trends. In an effort to reach a younger demographic, sportswear brands and retailers are embracing the idea of convergence, a popular business pattern that is discussed in New York Times best seller 'Better and Faster: The Proven Path to Unstoppable Ideas.'

The book is authored by keynote speaker and innovation expert Jeremy Gutsche and suggests that collaboration and adaptability are steps that lead to a brand's ultimate success. The pattern also blends traditional and forward-thinking ideas together and is the basis behind these April 2015 sports trends.

They include the Adidas Superstar Supercolor collection that features a 50-shade sneaker range, designed in collaboration with music and style icon Pharrell Williams. Another favorite from this list is the SNKRS pop-up shop by Nike. The experiential retail space was designed to promote the brand's latest mobile app and gave visitors an exclusive sneak-peak at the emerging platform.
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Nomadic Snowboarder Videos
Nomadic Snowboarder Videos
The Adidas Nomad Series Showcases Snowboarding in Japan
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Blackened Rugby Jerseys
Blackened Rugby Jerseys
The New All Blacks Jersey is Blacker Than Black
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63
Hater-Admonishing Soccer Ads
Hater-Admonishing Soccer Ads
The Adidas #ThereWillBeHaters Ad Stars Troll-Weary Soccer Stars
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62
Afro-Centric Soccer Balls
Afro-Centric Soccer Balls
The 'Marhaba' is the Official Match Ball of the African Cup of Nations
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61
Maze-Filled Running Events
Maze-Filled Running Events
The Energy Takeover by Adidas is an Exclusive and Challenging 10K Race
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60
Triumphant Athletic Ads
Triumphant Athletic Ads
This Adidas Ad Acknowledges That 'There Will Be Haters'
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59
Free-Spirited Soccer Balls
Free-Spirited Soccer Balls
The Adidas Finale Berlin Ball is Inspired By Berlin's Artistic Spirit
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58
Cinematic Athlete Campaigns
Cinematic Athlete Campaigns
Adidas Encourages Young Athletes with Their Sport 15 Film Series
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57
Neighborhood-Inspired Shoes
Neighborhood-Inspired Shoes
Adidas' Pibe de Barr10 Boots are Inspired By Leo Messi's Neighborhood
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56
Re-Engineered Soccer Boots
Re-Engineered Soccer Boots
The Adidas 11Pro Blends Performance, Comfort and Elegance
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55
Respectful Skate Apparel
Respectful Skate Apparel
Adidas 'Respect Your Roots' Collection Pays Tribute to Skate Pioneers
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54
Hater-Admonishing Soccer Boots
Hater-Admonishing Soccer Boots
The Miadidas f50 Haters Boots Have a Stunning, Sparkling Appearance
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53
Leather-Sheathed Soccer Shoes
Leather-Sheathed Soccer Shoes
The Adidas Pure Leather Pack Comprises New Versions of Old Classics
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52
Pop Star Collaboration Logos
Pop Star Collaboration Logos
The Adidas Originals Pharrell Williams Logo is Funky and Modern
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51
Signature Soccer God Shoes
Signature Soccer God Shoes
The Adizero F50 Messi Boot is Inspired By Messi and Barcelona
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50
Footwear-Inspired Fragrance
Footwear-Inspired Fragrance
The JS Wings 2.0 Perfume Bottle is Shaped Like Jeremy Scott's Design
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49
Footwear Availability Apps
Footwear Availability Apps
Adidas's Confirmation is a Reservation App for Limited Edition Sneakers
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48
Wave-Patterned Sneakers
Wave-Patterned Sneakers
The Adidas ZX Flux Ocean Waves Shoes Bring You Right to the Beach
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47
Reimagined Tennis Shoes
Reimagined Tennis Shoes
The Barricade 2015 Shoes Revive a 15-Year-Old Shoe
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46
Plush Toy Sandals
Plush Toy Sandals
This Pair of Jeremy Scott Adidas Slides are Charismatic and Playful
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45
Darkness-Embracing Shoes
Darkness-Embracing Shoes
The Adidas Black Pack Soccer Shoes Embrace the Dark Side
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44
Custom Converse Projects
Custom Converse Projects
The Blank Canvas Initiative Encourages Customers to Design Their Own Shoe
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43
Predatorial Soccer Boots
Predatorial Soccer Boots
The Adidas Predator Crazylight Blends Light Weight and Top-Notch Control
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42
Athlete-Only Auto Giveaways
Athlete-Only Auto Giveaways
The Adidas NFL Porsche Promo Offers Fast Rookies a Free Ride
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41
Vibrant Animal Print Shoes
Vibrant Animal Print Shoes
The Adidas Originals Italia Independent Shoes Are Not For the Meek
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40
Combative Athletic Collections
Combative Athletic Collections
The Adidas Originals Blue Collection is Inspired by the Military
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39
Botanical Snakeskin Sneakers
Botanical Snakeskin Sneakers
These Adidas High Tops Boast an Eye-Catching Floral Print
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38
Rap Lyric Basketball Shoes
Rap Lyric Basketball Shoes
The D Lillard 1 Shoe Features Rap Lyrics Written By Damian Lillard
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37
Tattoo-Inspired Soccer Shoes
Tattoo-Inspired Soccer Shoes
The Adizero f50 Tatoo Pack Features Dramatically Intricate Designs
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36
Cushioned Basketball Shoes
Cushioned Basketball Shoes
The New D Rose 5 Boost Shows Offer Maximum Energy Return
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35
Supportive Running Shoes
Supportive Running Shoes
The Adidas Originals EQT Running Support SL 80 Offers Top Performance
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34
Vacuum-Packed Fashion Invites
Vacuum-Packed Fashion Invites
Kanye's adidas Yeezy Season 1 Launch Party Begins with an Anorak
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33
Darkly Dreamy Sneakers
Darkly Dreamy Sneakers
The JS Wings 3.0 by Jeremy Scott for adidas Originals are Fiercely Chic
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32
50-Color Shoe Collections
50-Color Shoe Collections
The Adidas Superstar Supercolor Pack Includes 50 Unique Colorways
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31
Minimalist Rapper Runners
Minimalist Rapper Runners
The Adidas x Pusha T Collaboration Features Crackled White Leather
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30
Nostalgic Sneaker Collections
Nostalgic Sneaker Collections
The Latest Adidas by Raf Simons Range is a Nod to the 90s
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29
Vibrant Musician Editorials
Vibrant Musician Editorials
This Pharrell Fashion Story is Captured for GQ Style Germany
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28
Haute Baseball Apparel
Haute Baseball Apparel
The Adidas for Opening Ceremony Lookbook Boasts Sporty Street Styles
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27
Double-Winged Footwear
Double-Winged Footwear
Jeremy Scott's Latest adidas JS Wings is as Flamboyant as Past Designs
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26
Insulated Winter Workout Gear
Insulated Winter Workout Gear
The adidas Climaheat Collection Encourages People to Stay Active
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25
Brazilian Athletic Wear
Brazilian Athletic Wear
The adidas Originals x The Farm Company SS Collection Features Brazil
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24
Athletic Couture Collaborations
Athletic Couture Collaborations
The Stella McCartney Adidas Winter Collection Delivers Luxury Wear
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23
Energy-Boosting Running Shoes
Energy-Boosting Running Shoes
The Adidas Ultra Boosts Are the Most High-Tech Running Shoes Ever
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22
Dotted Sneaker Collections
Dotted Sneaker Collections
The Adidas Originals Drip Dot Camo Collection for F/W 2014 is Artistic
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21
Futuristic Sportswear Fashion
Futuristic Sportswear Fashion
The Adidas x Tom Dixon Collection is Designed for Modern Travelers
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20
Sporty Urbanite Editorials
Sporty Urbanite Editorials
Glamour UK's Back to Black Story Boasts Athletic Fashions
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19
Revolutionary Sport Sneakers
Revolutionary Sport Sneakers
The Yeezy Boosts Were Unveiled By Kanye West At the Grammys
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18
Technicolor Sportswear Collaborations
Technicolor Sportswear Collaborations
The Mary Katrantzou adidas Originals Line is Eye-Catching
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17
Celebrity Cartoon Streetwear
Celebrity Cartoon Streetwear
The Rita Ora for Adidas Collection is Pop Art-Inspired
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Equality-Touting Campaigns
Equality-Touting Campaigns
The Pharrell Williams x adidas Originals Campaign Champions Equality
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15
Extravagant Designer Slippers
Extravagant Designer Slippers
The Adidas x Raf Slides are a Must-Have for Sneaker Enthusiasts
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14
Footwear App Pop-Ups
Footwear App Pop-Ups
The SNKRS Station Promotes the Brand's SNKRS App
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13
Tropical Fitness Fashion
Tropical Fitness Fashion
The adidas Originals by the Farm Company Collection is Exotically Casual
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12
Funky Celebrity Streetwear
Funky Celebrity Streetwear
The adidas Originals by Rita Ora Collection Combines Comfort and Style
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11
Tropical Athletic Collections
Tropical Athletic Collections
Adidas Originals x The Farm Company Collaboration Celebrates Brazil
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10
Playful Swimwear Editorials
Playful Swimwear Editorials
Maud Le Fort Dons Fashionable Swimsuits for the Pages of Elle Italia
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9
Remixed Vintage Streetwear
Remixed Vintage Streetwear
The Adidas Originals by NIGO Lookbook Re-Invents the Classics
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8
Childlike Over-Saturated Apparel
Childlike Over-Saturated Apparel
The Latest Jeremy Scott Collection for Men is Vibrantly Hued
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7
Designer Youth Sportswear
Designer Youth Sportswear
The adidas StellaSport Collection is Bolder and More Affordable
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6
Athletic Geisha Editorials
Athletic Geisha Editorials
The Teen Vogue Players Fashion Story is Sporty and Visually Dynamic
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5
Golden Winged Sneakers
Golden Winged Sneakers
The Latest adidas Originals by Jeremy Scott Shoe Boasts the Midas Touch
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4
Op Art Sneaker Ads
Op Art Sneaker Ads
Alex Trochut's Footlocker Ads Celebrate the Retailer's Branding
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3
Reflective Snakeskin Sneakers
Reflective Snakeskin Sneakers
The Adidas Originals ZX Flux Sneaker Introduces a New Material
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2
Glamorous Sportswear Collections
Glamorous Sportswear Collections
Adidas NEO Launched the Spring 2015 Selena Gomez Collection
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Iconic Rapper Sportswear Couture
Iconic Rapper Sportswear Couture
The Adidas Original x Kanye West is Inspired by Political Unrest
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