The Adidas Sobakov Looks Like a Football Shoe From Another Dimension

Wild in the best way.
IMAGE Adidas Originals

While today's sneaker release cycles seem to give us a sensational new model or colorway every other week, it still isn't very often that you get something truly fresh and innovative. So when something like the Adidas Originals Sobakov comes along, it's hard not to take notice. While the Sobakov has the trademark sleekness and sock-like construction of any modern-day Adidas Originals sneaker, it looks entirely unique, mainly because of its psychedelic look. Check it out:

The Adidas Originals Sobakov is a football-inspired lifestyle sneaker that's wild in all the best ways. IMAGE: Adidas Originals

The Sobakov's stripes are a reference to the Adidas Predator Precision from 2000. IMAGE: Adidas Originals

There's a lot of texture going on in the Sobakov, as in its knitted upper with horizontal ribbing. IMAGE: Adidas Originals

But perhaps the most prominent aspect of the Sobakov is its psychedelic sole. IMAGE: Adidas Originals

All in all, the Sobakov looks great for regular use, and especially with joggers for a laid back look. IMAGE: Adidas Originals

The design of the Adidas Originals Sobakov, like the Kamanda before it, is inspired by the brand's classic football cleats, including the Predator Precision and its signature curved stripes. The Sobakov also has a nice premium leather tab at the heel, but everything else is pure texture: a knit upper with horizontal ribbing and its most prominent feature: the weird-as-hell wavy gum sole. (Seriously, that sole looks like it dropped a good way.)

But its Slavic football weirdness is offset by this simple black/white colorway, so it's not too eccentric for daily use. Pair it with cropped wide-leg bottoms on regular days or with joggers for laid back weekends.

The Adidas Originals Sobakov will be available on Saturday, July 21, at select Adidas Originals stores, Sole Academy, and Commonwealth, for the full retail price of P7,000.

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