Adidas’ New Pokémon Sneakers Are An Improvement

Adidas’ New Pokémon Sneakers Are An Improvement
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Adidas’ pop culture tie-in sneaker releases have been unrelenting this year, from Game of Thrones to Star Wars, and if there’s been one thing they’ve all had in common, it’s that they’ve been a little underwhelming.

This was also the case with the company’s first two shoes in a new Pokémon collaboration, but these new Adidas Advantages are OK!

I’m not sure as a grown-arse adult whether the pixellated Pikachu is something I could successfully pull off, but otherwise this is a nice clean shoe where the only other branding comes from a Pokémon logo on the tongue and an inner lining full of sprites representing other first-gen Pokémon like Bulbasaur, Charmander and Mewtwo.

It’s coming soon.



Editor’s Note: This article has the US release date. We will update this article as soon as possible with an Australian release date, if available.


  • Ugly. I have never seen a sneaker collab better than the Toy Story Vans (of which my husband and I own the Buzz & Woody respectively).

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