Harlem-born designer and talk show host Kerwin Frost has created a stir with his collaborative Adidas shoe designs and he’s just fine with that. Thus far Frost has previewed two sneakers, a Superstar Super Stuffed designed to look three-times bigger on the foot than it actually is and a Forum Hi designed to resemble a horse head. Driving home the message, Frost has styled the Forum shoe with hair to resemble a horse’s mane.
After posting images of the upcoming shoe on Instagram, Frost took to Instagram Stories where he explained his design process. Explaining that he wanted to create product that is anything but safe, Frost wrote, “My intention with my Adidas collection is to create art pieces that push the needle and break boundaries. Pieces that could be placed in a museum and on display at peoples houses as a symbol of creative expression.”
Noting that he wanted to more than just change a colorway, he added, “When I announced my collab you probably expected a colorway play. I literally changed the entire genetics of iconic sneaker silhouettes. I love the polarizing reaction and I’m glad to see people like WTF! I know I’m doing it right!”
Priced at $250, Frost’s super-stuffed Adidas Superstar will drop on Adidas’ Confirmed app on August 26, 2021.
Check out Frost’s Forum Mid below.