Jeremy Scott and A$AP Rocky for "Complex" Magazine.
Welp. Anyone remotely familiar with the music and style sensibilities of A$AP Rocky and Jeremy Scott had to know this was coming, right? By "this," I'm, of course, referring to the just-released news that this duo has teamed up with adidas Originals for a pair of limited edition collaboration sneakers. The "Fashion Killa" MC and the runway-ready streetwear (or is it street-ready runway?) designer started off as long-time admirers of each others' work and quickly spun that mutual respect into an actual friendship—supporting each other and even covering magazines together. On top of that, they each have their own separate relationships with adidas: Jeremy having contributed collections upon collections upon collections for the brand, and Rocky having lent his voice and pretty mug to a commercial earlier this year. The triple-headed collab was inevitable.
The adidas Originals x Jeremy Scott x A$AP Rocky JS Wings 2.0 Black Flag sneakers.
Photo: @Highsnobiety Instagram
Both Jeremy and adidas teased the shoe earlier today on their respective Instagram accounts but we got the first look at the full shoe thanks to our friends at Highsnobiety. The adidas Originals x Jeremy Scott x A$AP Rocky JS WINGS 2.0 Black Flag sneakers are all-black canvas high tops with Jeremy's infamous wing detailing jutting from the lacing and shoe upper toward the heel of the shoe. The inward-facing lining of the wings are covered with black leather (#LUXE), and the Rocky touch comes by way of embroidered five-point stars—a nod to the A$AP Mob black-and-white American flag. The image teases that the shoes are "coming soon" without any hint to even a ballpark release date. Though, something about the news' proximity to New York Fashion Week (it's NEXT WEEK, y'all!!) makes us think it really won't be long now.
Do you think A$AP Rocky and Jeremy Scott will unveil these new adidas Originals sneakers at New York Fashion Week?