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The Highly Anticipated Dragon Ball Z Shoes by adidas are Colorful

 - Sep 12, 2018
References: adidas & adidas
adidas Originals' Dragon Ball Z shoes are perhaps one of the most highly anticipated drops of the year, attesting to the immense popularity of the Japanese franchise. The first episode aired in 1989 and 29 years later, fans are still incredibly excited for merchandise that is themed after the series.

The first adidas Originals' drop boasts a duo of Dragon Ball Z shoes that actively pay tribute to the classic battle between Son Goku and Frieza on the Namek Planet. For those unfamiliar with the anime series, the confrontation lasted 20 episodes and it is considered to be "a benchmark of anime culture."

While Son Goku's colors adorn the ZX 500 RM silhouette, Frieza is embodied in the aesthetic of the Yung 1. Aside from the colorful reference, the Dragon Ball Z shoes also boast definite nods to the fictitious characters through detailing like Son Goku’s embroidered Flying Nimbus or TPU components for Frieza's glossy shoulder and head.