“Adidas released a new collection in celebration of Black History Month featuring designs inspired by the Harlem Renaissance. It includes footwear and apparel across a variety of categories. Toward the latter stages of the design process, we added a running shoe to the collection that we later felt did not reflect the spirit or philosophy of how adidas believes we should recognize and honor Black History Month. After careful consideration, we have decided to withdraw the product from the collection.”
Additional footwear from the upcoming adidas BHM collection including the Dame 5, Harden Vol. 3 and Harlem Renaissance-inspired UltraBOOST are still on track to release online and in-stores on Feb. 5.