Excitement is building amongst fans of our favourite neighbourhood superhero, as the continuation of the PlayStation-exclusive game, Spider-Man 2, is fast approaching. This eagerly awaited sequel is set to deliver even more exhilarating web-swinging escapades and pulse-racing battles, with none other than Miles Morales and Peter Parker in the spotlight. And as a delightful treat, adidas has decided to release an eye-catching tribute to mark the game’s launch. Fans can expect an exciting Spider-Man 2 x adidas collaboration featuring distinctive Spidey-inspired Ultra 4D and Ultraboost J sneakers. But that’s not all; there’s even a slick Adizero 12.0 football cleat to complete the ensemble.
It’s clear that Spider-Man isn’t content with simply dominating the realms of film and comics. This web-slinger is also spinning his influence into the world of sneaker culture. You’ll understand what we mean if you recall those stunning Air Jordan 1 trainers inspired by Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse that dropped earlier this year. But this love for Spider-Man doesn’t stop there. Adidas has swung in with a new collaboration, presenting fans another avenue to flaunt their adoration for this superhero. Nevertheless, it’s worth pointing out that this isn’t adidas first collaboration with Marvel and Insomniac games.
In 2020, with the launch of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, adidas celebrated the release by creating a red and black version of their beloved Superstar model. With the upcoming Spider-Man 2 game, adidas continues the Marvel and Insomniac partnership, unveiling a new line of sneakers inspired by the iconic characters we’ve come to love.
The Spider-Man 2 x adidas sneakers are a tribute to both our web-slinging hero (more specifically Peter Parker) and his age-old antagonist, Venom. The characters’ essence is weaved into the design, making the excitement more palpable for enthusiasts, particularly given Venom’s pivotal role in the upcoming Spider-Man 2 game.
The Ultra 4D Advanced sneaker boasts red, black and white hues across its design. A striking red Primeknit takes centre stage on the models upper. This chic hue mirrors that of Peter’s advanced suit. The hero’s emblematic blue hues then grace the sneaker’s mudguard. The super-heroic design is further highlighted by the iconic spider logo and webbing delicately adorning the sneakers tongue. These details perfectly tie the Spider-Man theme together.
Running along the sides of the shoe, the adidas stripes, showcased in a contrasting white, complement the overall design. Towards the back, the Ultra 4D logo appears in a matching white tone.
Venom’s menacing presence is then underscored through dark tendrils that creep from the sole onto the sneakers upper. This detail represents the crucial moment when the Venom symbiote overtakes Peter Parker’s Advanced Suit.
Pulling together the look is a chunky black 4D midsole and rubber outsole, unifying the design and echoing the dark essence of the infamous symbiote. You really couldn’t ask for a more fitting sneaker tribute to these beloved Marvel characters.
For those entranced by these Spider-Man 2 x adidas sneakers, mark your calendars for October 20th. These kicks will retail at $220 USD in men’s sizing and be made available through adidas (via their app, website and in-store) and from select retailers. However, select PlayStation Plus members can get an exclusive heads up from Sony Computer Entertainment highlighting how to sign up for the adiClub in order to snag a pair of the Ultra 4D Advanced sneakers before the crowds gather. Until then, don’t forget to follow us for more sneaker drops and reviews.
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