Adidas i-5923 “Pride” collection

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Once again, Adidas embraced the LGBTQ community by releasing the Adidas “Pride” collection last June 2018.

Cream white or off-white is the dominant color of the Adidas’ 2018 Pride collection, making up of four colorways: the I-5923, Campus, Deerupt and Pure Boost DPR. The subdued tones of the 2018 Pride shoes are a stark contrast to the 2017 Pride collection which consisted of loud and colorful polka dots. These are unisex shoes which means they can be worn by people of all genders.

Like all Iniki sneakers, all Pride 2018 sneakers feature a distinctive serrated three-Stripes accent on the flexible upper, a full-length Boost in the midsole and a rubber outsole.

“Campus” – The most understated among the three Pride shoes, the “Campus” is also the most inexpensive of the bunch, with original sales price at $90 a pair. Color details are located on the heel collar, tongue and medial sides, leaving the rest of the sneaker’s visible sections in stark cream white.

“Deerupt” – If you’re not the type who likes anything subtle, then you may like the “Deerupt” colorway. This is a very striking and attractive sneaker; the upper’s body itself features rainbow colors, and then enveloped by a cream white-colored mesh for a contrast effect. Due to the combination of materials, the Deerupt is a super-lightweight but durable shoe. The EVA midsole is added for additional lightweight support. It was originally priced at $100 a pair.

“I-5923” – The Adidas i-5923 running lifestyle shoe was formerly known as “Iniki,” which debuted in 2017. This shoe is unique in a way because it has some elements of the vintage 1970s-era Adidas performance sneaker, which the I-5923/Iniki has taken inspiration from. The cream nylon upper is accented by pastel suede overlays at the toe, heel counter and side panels. The shoes are lightweight and have a good and solid traction on the rubber outsole. Most wide-footers would mostly feel comfortable with this shoe.

Perhaps this is the most well-known sneaker of the Pride bunch. It was originally priced at $130 a pair.

“Pure Boost DPR” – The 2018 Pride collection rounds up with the spartan but otherwise futuristic-looking Pure Boost DPR. It has an all-white upper with the three Stripes for colorful accents. It has the full-length Boost in the midsole for responsive cushioning and court feel, while the outsole consists of a one-piece non-Continental rubber with a solid traction, so this is great for both indoor courts and outdoors.  It was the most expensive of the pack, priced at $150 a pair at the time of its release.

So far, users have been praising the mostly subtle but stylish look of the 2018 Pride sneakers as well as the high-quality material which make them feel like premium shoes. These shoes are easy to match with any casual dress-up, apart from being performance sneakers.

adidas Pride Pack

 

Adidas i-5923 “Pride” pack:

Adidas Pure Boost DPR “Pride”

Release Date: June 1, 2018

Color: Cloud White/Trace Pink/Off White

Style code: B44878

Original sales price: $150

 

Adidas Pure Boost DPR “Pride”

Release Date: June 1, 2018

Color: Cloud White/Trace Pink/Off White

Style code: B44878

Original sales price: $150

 

Adidas i-5923 “Pride”

Release Date: June 1, 2018

Color: Cream White/Cloud White/Core Black

Style code: B41984

Original sales price: $130

 

Adidas Campus “Pride”

Release Date: 06/01/18

Color: Cream White/Trace Pink/Trace Scarlet

Style code: B42000

Price: $90