Best Adidas Collaborations Since 2020

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They've been a top-selling brand for decades, but we're looking at a few kicks of the last few years that are standouts.

Adidas has been a significant force in the sneaker world since Adi Dassler first started the brand in 1949. Throughout its many years as a top brand, Adidas has seen more than its fair share of endorsements from influencers in the sports, fashion, and even music industries. Being a well-loved brand with affirmation from others is a recipe for creating unique collaborations. Adidas has kept its releases innovative with its coveted collaborations, from artists to fashion influencers to other brands. We're looking at the iconic brand and listing some of the hottest Adidas collaborations in recent years.

2023 - Yugioh Adi2000 “Yami Yugi”

With anime being more popular than ever, pairing it with the sneaker game is an obvious win. Adidas realizes this, giving us collections inspired by our favorite animes, including Dragon Ball Z and Naruto. This time around, Yugioh! fans got their sneakers with Yugioh! X Adidas Adi2000. Inspired by the Yami Yugi character, the purple and gold scheme looks well with the Adi2000’s silhouette, making it an incredible set for both sneakerheads and fans alike. 

2023 - Ivy Park x Adidas Top 10 2000 “Magic Beige”

Since Adidas signed Beyoncé to an ambassador partnership in 2018, her fans have been blessed with a few hot collaborations between Adidas and the icon's Ivy Park brand. Already a silhouette that looks good in bright colors, the Top 10 2000 benefits from the unique colorway. The soft beige mixed with the bold orange makes the Magic Beige an appreciated piece in the Ivy Park collection. With the partnership coming to an end, fans are clamoring for Ivy Park kicks.

2022 - Pharrell Williams x Adidas NMD Hu Animal Print

Already a natural trendsetter and owner of his own fashion brands, Pharrell and Adidas seem like the perfect match made in heaven. When the artist first collaborated with the brand in 2014, fans knew they would be in for more treats in the future. Bringing the same flavor as Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream to his collaborations, the hot streak continued into 2002 with the release of the NMD Hu Animal Print collection. The collab sported different colorways, from Ash Grey to the vibrant Altered Blue, each complimenting the NMD Hu with the electric style that Pharrell is known for. 

2022 - Adidas Gazelle x Gucci

Who would’ve thought the sneaker brand Run DMC made popular amongst Hip Hop heads and the streets would pair nicely with a high-end designer? For fans of both brands, the collaboration between Adidas and Gucci ended in a sneaker that was to die for. In the luxury collaboration, the GG monogram and Interlocking G mix with the Adidas Trefoil featured on colorful prints in each colorway. Gucci’s signature symbols also mesh well with the sneaker’s simple build, breaking the mold with multiple colorways. 

2021 - Jeremy Scott x Adidas “JS Money Wings”

Money talks and walks the walk, especially with famed designer Jeremy Scott at the helm. Scott earned the nicknames “fashion’s last rebel” and “the people’s designer” with his bold, unconventionally alluring designs. The same description can be said about his 2021 collaboration with Adidas. The sneaker sported Scott’s signature look, releasing a previous collaboration and bringing it the low-cut silhouette. Boasting detachable wings on the sides of the sneakers, and the printed $100 dollar bill graphics, the JS Money Wings low is one of Adidas' most bold and iconic collaborations. 

2021 - Bad Bunny x Adidas Forum Buckle Low “The First Cafe”

After releasing three albums in 2020, Bad Bunny’s ability to make waves on a global scale was apparent in 2021. What better way to celebrate this success than to collaborate with Adidas for his own collection? No stranger to collaborating with artists, Adidas made sure that “The First Cafe” Buckle Low truly represented Bad Bunny. Instead of the usual Adidas branding, the tongues boast the Puerto Rican singer’s signature eye graphic. The sneaker also added more utility features for the collaboration, including its removable collar buckle system. 

2020 - The Mandalorian x NMD_R1

The Mandalorian is a show that kept an entire fanbase craving for more while also bringing new fans to the Star Wars universe. To commemorate, Adidas released multiple Mandalorian-inspired colorways of the NMD_R1. Not the first time a Star Wars figure collaborated with the brand, Adidas was sure to give this collaboration the flare they are known for. The Mandalorian’s helmet stamped on the silver tongue reflective accents throughout the Primeknit upper and other features on the silhouette pay homage to the Star Wars character. The sock liners also depict a scene with the show’s main characters, Din Djarin and The Child. The bronze and silver colorway and other features make this version of the NMD_R1 a memorable collaboration from Adidas' vast collection. 

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