Fan ‘Fixes’ adidas’ ‘Dragon Ball Z’ Shoe Design With A More Badass Edition
adidas’ upcoming Dragon Ball Z collection had fans of the famous Japanese manga excited, up till leaks of the series’ shoe designs left some feeling disappointed and underwhelmed.
The designs and their release timeline were unofficially disclosed in January, giving fans their first look at the footwear’s aesthetics modeled after various characters including ‘Goku’, ‘Son Gohan’, and ‘Shenron’.
While the shoes’ colors were one of the most striking references to its characters, some fans feedback that the lack of any distinct nods to the manga’s iconic character artworks was saddening.
Justin Michael, the designer behind Australia-based sneaker customizer Khameleon Kickz, wasn’t particular blown away by the collection’s designs either. He’s taken it upon himself to redesign the ‘Shenron’ model in a one-of-one iteration that has the dragon featured on the exterior of both shoes.
In an Instagram post introducing this ‘Custom Dragon Ball Z Shenron Gazelles’, Khameleon Kickz wrote, “Adidas should incorporate this into their collars, although their shenrons were the best in the collection.”
See adidas’ ‘Shenron’ design followed by the custom-made shoe below. Do you think adidas should take a leaf out of Khameleon Kickz’s book?
In related news, two comic book worlds recently collided on Twitter when Dragon Ball Super’s illustrator was called out for seemingly tracing Marvel’s Captain America.
The Dragon Ball Z x Adidas EQT Support ADV Mid PK „Shenron“ just leaked. It’s set to release in December. 📷 : @yeezymafia #adidas #eqt #eqtsupport #adv # #dragonball #dragonballz #dbz #shenron
🐉 Custom Dragon Ball Z Shenron Gazelles 🐉 • • 1 Of 1 for @fataalism • Featuring shenron wrapped on the outside of both shoes , this custom 1 Of 1 has already gained attention . Checkout Kotaku for their post on the shoes . • • Adidas should incorporate this into their collars , although their shenrons were the best in the collection
Very limited sizing still left on the @fraxcion trackpants! Find them at www.fraxcion.com/products. Shoutout to @khameleon_kickz for the fire ADIDAS DBZ shenron gazelles
[via Kotaku Australia, main image via Dragon Ball Wiki]