Round Two store proprietor Sean Wotherspoon officially has confirmed he will collaborate with Adidas sometime in the new year. He revealed the news with an Instagram post featuring a colorful collection of hand-drawn flowers and Adidas‘s Trefoil logo.
While Wotherspoon deleted the post shortly after posting it, he confirmed on Thursday (January 2, 2019) that a capsule is coming. Describing the effort, Wotherspoon told Complex, ” It’s going to be a huge step forward in sustainability and a lot different than what you have seen from me in the past as far as materials. Can’t wait to start the roll out, this is going to be a fun one! I grew up playing soccer, it was actually my first love before skateboarding. Always wore Adidas, head to toe, I LOVE Sambas, used to buy them at Modell’s and Sports Authority. Started wearing Nike when skateboarding came in to my life so it’s fun digging even further into my own memories and finding that Adidas love as well that existed.”
Something of a sneaker culture lightening rod, Wotherspoon’s decision to work with Adidas has drawn some fire because of a 2017 interview (below) in which he proclaimed, “I don’t fuck with Adidas at all, it’s not my thing. I have absolutely no history with them, no nostalgic feeling for Adidas. I’m Nike all day.”
Wotherspoon is also planning a collaborative shoe with Asics on a Gel Lyte III silhouette. The shoe features a colorful corduroy upper, a material that’s become a signature for the store owner since his well received collaborative Air Max 1/97 with Nike that dropped in March 2018.
Initially it appeared he and Nike had a second shoe Air Max 1/97 in the works when in September 2018 he teased a blue version of the shoe. One month later, he announced plans for a new Round Two store in Miami with an image of himself wearing a pair of Adidas Yeezy 500 sneakers.
Whether the image was a signal from Sean that his relationship with Nike was over or the image itself caused Nike to break ties isn’t known. However in March of the following year, he confirmed the collaboration on the Nike silhouette wasn’t going forward.
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First peek at the second wave! Still early on the sample process, and there’s a lot that’s going to change! I’m thinking add some color to the sole, make that air bubble infrared, gotta change the sock liner to yellow, maybe a new color insole?!, fix the denim on the tabs, and do a gradient from light to dark blue instead of all light blue?!? What new patches should I include with this pair?! I couldn’t be happier holding these babies in my hand, can’t wait to see the final sample! So much more dope Nike shit to talk about, can’t wait to tell everyone! 🌊🌊🌊🌊 @nikesportswear @nike