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Tuesday (Dec. 21), Xbox unveiled its latest pair of adidas kicks, the Forum Tech Boost inspired by its next-gen gaming console, the Xbox Series X. Like the lightning-fast, high-powered gaming machine, the kicks take their cues from the console—dipped in a jet black silhouette with pops of neon green synonymous with Microsoft’s video game consoles plus “tech-driven details.”
Diving deeper into the details, the black is draped against a green liner. The inside of the shoe resembles the green vents that live on top of the Xbox Series X console can be seen. The kicks also feature the iconic modern Xbox sphere logo with subtle highlights, a nod to the power button that can be found on the console, and the “elegant style of the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller.”
Other dope design details include a green heel and translucent sole, a nod to the grips found on the Xbox 20th Anniversary Wireless Controller Special Edition. Last but certainly not least, a small Xbox 20th Anniversary logo is tucked inside on the sock liner.
“Overall, we wanted to create a shoe that cemented a moment in time but also felt timeless. This is a shoe that is meant to be played in, meant to be worn, and meant to be enjoyed by our community – one that’s always played in, and never played out,” Xbox said on its blog.
The adidas Forum Tech Boost will set you back $140 and be available for purchase via partner stores worldwide and adidas.com. This latest sneaker follows the first Forum Tech sneaker that paid homage to the original Xbox console and the launch Halo: Combat Evolved in 2001. Microsoft quickly followed up with the Xbox 360 Forum Mid.
The collaboration between Xbox and adidas is clear proof the line between fashion and gaming is closer than many people think. We hope to see more sneaker collaborations between these two companies in the future.
For more information about the Forum Tech Boost, you can head here.
Photos: Xbox / adidas
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