Adidas x Eddie Huang release information

Posted by Lester Wasserman on

 

When Eddie Huang stepped into the kitchen as a professional for the first time, he left his old career behind. The Great Recession stole his trajectory as a lawyer and thank God for that—if it hadn't, we'd all be a little more hungry and have a little less laughter. He founded BaoHaus, wrote a couple books, and is slowly creating his own food and entertainment empire. Honestly, it doesn't matter if you're down for it: It's his world.

Huang's latest sneaker collaboration isn't his first, but it shows a clarity of storytelling that he's earned over the intervening years. His first with Nike was a perfectly fresh pair of Nike Dunks that were good-looking enough but were an exercise in aesthetics. Now, after a low-key pop-up restaurant in NYC's Lower East Side over the weekend, we get the full look at what he's been up to with Adidas. The collection is a window into Huang's life and, like any good collaboration, shows us more about him than we understood before.

The two-piece collection, called "Huang's World," invites us into his kitchen with a pair of Superstar 80s. The upper features flame-retardant and waterproof black suede with a black steel shell-toe, making the sneakers perfect for a messy and chaotic kitchen. A non-slip black outsole ensures solid footing, and Huang's personal style shows up with pink stitching on the heel.

 When you get home from a long shift in the kitchen, "Huang's World" has you covered with a pair of Adidas Adilette slides featuring an old-world map showing the variety of culinary influences that Huang employs in his own cooking.

Superstar $150

Adilette $50

Shoes release in our webstore this Friday at midnight and in store on Saturday at 10am

 

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