Adidas Yung 1

Whether you like it or not, the dad shoe trend is here to stay. After the success of the Yeezy 700 Wave Runner, Adidas followed up with an equally chunky sneaker with a retro aesthetic – the Adidas Yung 1. Reimagining the legendary Adidas Falcon Dorf from the ‘90s, Adidas released the Yung 1 with the same upper but a newly revamped sole.  The Yung 1 echoes the earlier style with a layered look.

The Yung 1 features a restructured tongue but it doesn’t feature the Adidas branding on the toe, heel and midsole. It’s made of a mesh upper with premium nubuck overlays. The shoe has a traditional lace closure and opts a wide fit. Its sculpted lightweight EVA midsole makes it comfy on the feet, and the stabilizing Torsion system and rubber outsole offers enough support and midfoot stability.

This retro-themed running shoe played a role in Adidas Dragon Ball Z collaboration. It was first released on June 20, 2018, featuring a “Collegiate Navy” colorway, alongside a striking, possibly Goku-inspired “Hi-Res Orange” colorway. It is then followed by the release of “Cloud White,” a beige and white colorway, and “Core Black,” a tough-looking all-black colorway. More colorways are yet to be released.

Adidas Yung 1 also released colorways in collaborations with Size? and Solebox. Adidas has joined forces with size? to create a sneaker paying homage to the “Acid House.” The Yung 1 “Acid House” focuses specifically on the Smiley Face logo adopted by DJ Danny Rampling for the club “Shoom.” This sneaker is mainly colored in bright yellow with gray black and white accents.

Meanwhile, Adidas Yung 1’s collaboration with Solebox is inspired by old-school Adidas models. The suede overlays connect with canvas underlay, which both rest atop a white midsole. You can find a mix of light tan, brown and grey on the upper, with subtle green, baby blue and light orange accents throughout the shoe.

adidas Yung-1 “Hi-Res Orange”

Release Date: June 20, 2018

Product color: Hi-Res Orange / Hi-Res Orange – Shock Yellow

Product code: 897646-001

adidas Yung-1 “Collegiate Navy”

Release Date: June 20, 2018

Product color: Chalk White / Core Black – Collegiate Navy

Product code: B37615

adidas Yung-1 “Cloud White”

Release Date: September 13, 2018

Product color: Cloud White/FTWR White

Product code: B37616

adidas Yung-1 “Core Black”

Release Date: September 13, 2018

Product color: Core Black / Core Black / Carbon

Product code: G27026

adidas Yung-1 “Frieza”

Release Date: September 29, 2018

Product color: Cloud White / Unity Purple / Clear Lilac

Product code: D97048

adidas Yung-1 “Triple Purple”

Release Date: October 13, 2018

Product color: Unity Purple / Unity Purple / Unity

Product code: F37071

adidas Yung-1 “Sesame”

Release Date: November 1, 2018

Product color: Sesame / Grey Five F17 – Chalk White

Product code: AQ0902

size? x adidas Yung-1 “Acid House”

Release Date: August 24, 2018

Solebox x adidas Yung-1

Release Date: August 18, 2018

Product color: White / Tece

Product code: F97510