adidas Skateboarding Liberty Cup Pays Homage to '90s Skate and Tennis Cultures

The all-new skate sneaker makes its debut on the feet of Jamel Smith, Frankie Spears and Heitor da Silva.

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Having most recently collaborated with Na-Kel Smith on two Nizza RFS sneakers, adidas expounds on its affinity for contemporary skate culture and the streets with which it lives on with an all-new shoe, the Liberty Cup.

Part of its FW19 lineup, the new silhouette is dedicated to the ’90s, a golden era for both skateboarding and tennis. Unknowingly at the time, tennis and skate shoes intersected at a unique point as tennis silhouettes heavily influenced a lot of skate footwear that would come about later. Liberty Cup builds upon this narrative by offering up a shoe that contains peak performance attributes with a subtly cool and vibrant lifestyle take.

The Liberty Cup features a white and yellow-green color mix, and comes constructed with a blend of premium leather, suede and knit-mesh. The yellow-green detailing glides down the shoe’s vamp while a teal hue sits contained on the midsole. The vulcanized mid-to-upper and gum sole uses bounce tooling to provide high-impact protection and stability for athletic needs. Finally, the shoe is topped off with a molded Adiprene sockliner and Adituff reinforcement, which are adidas’ prime impact absorption and resistance technologies.

Check out the Liberty Cup above, accompanied by a video featuring adidas riders Frankie Spears, Heitor da Silva and Jamal Smith skating the New York City streets.

Following an initial August 24 release, adidas Liberty Cup in its hero colorway will be available on September 1 via the adidas Skateboarding website and specialty adidas retailers worldwide. Additional colorways will follow throughout the season, all retailing for $90 USD.

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