If you’ve been a fan of Miles Morales for some time now, then you’d most probably be familiar with the fact that he wore Nike Air Jordan 1s in his animated movie debut, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Now, it seems that the half-Latino, half-black wall-crawler has been done dirty in the eyes of longtime fans with the announcement of the “Spider-Man: Miles Morales” x Adidas Originals Superstar sneakers.
This collaboration comes not just as a part of the 50th anniversary of one of the German sportswear and fashion brand’s most iconic silhouettes, but also to celebrate the upcoming launch of Insomnic Games’ Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales this week.
The sneaker comes in both Low-Top and Hi-Top variants, and its colourway most strikingly inspired by Miles Morales’ iconic red-and-black suit. The upper is made of premium leather and sports the “Superstar” wording on the back of the three stripes on the lateral side. The lace deubré features the PlayStation logo, which is nice.
Miles’ Spider-Man logo replaces the Adidas logo on the heel counter, set on a stylish webbed pattern. His logo appears once more on the insole, alongside the PlayStation, Insomniac Games, and Marvel logos.
While this is cool and all, one niggling fact about this that bothers most fans is that it’s not an Air Jordan 1. Again, the argument about how Miles Morales and Michael Jordan’s iconic signature shoe are iconic is the central focus of this collaboration, and many fans will no doubt be reeling from such an announcement. But alas, the Spider-Man: Miles Morales Adidas Superstar is here to stay, like it or not.
Speaking of which, just in case you’re curious enough to want to get a pair, both the Low-Top and Hi-Top variants of the sneaker will launch on 19 November in the US, Canada and Asia-Pacific (4 December in Europe) at the Adidas online store. For now, you can get a load of Miles himself swinging around New York City with these kicks in-game with select suits.
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