adidas Skateboarding have revealed the new Na-kel Smith Collection, it’s the first footwear and apparel collection designed by Na-kel himself. The collection draws on “silhouettes from adidas’ long-running soccer legacy” and sees Smith “fuse his personal style and original artwork with street-ready performance.”
The collection’s primary artwork features a repeating character that the Na-kel has drawn throughout his childhood. “It’s a doodle based off of a younger me. Now, it’s my friend,” said Smith.
The six-piece collection features a customized shoe – the Na-kel Matchcourt RX3, which features a breathable canvas upper and is reinforced with a heightened leather foxing that wraps the shoe for durability and grip. The shoe also has a flexible vulcanized outsole. The collection is additionally comprised of a hoodie, jersey, t-shirt, shorts and socks – all featuring Na-kel’s original all-over caricature print and color blocking.
The Na-kel Smith Collection will be available at specialty adidas retailers worldwide and the adidas Skateboarding website starting March 10.