The boot, designed with Bugatti’s mantra “Form Follows Performance” in mind, utilizes adidas’ Speedframe sole plate technology created to offer boots with minimal weight yet a rigid plate for swift acceleration. Additional tech includes the Aerocage innovation, an engineered lining aimed at providing optimum support by snugly fitting around the mid-foot. The Aeropacity Speedskin, a breathable single-layer mono-mesh, accompanied by a carbon fiber inlay similar to that of Bugatti cars, further bolsters the boot’s speed and stability.
Adding a touch of class is the semi-transparent mono-mesh material on the mid-foot cage, now bearing a flash of Bugatti Blue, a homage to the automotive manufacturer’s Grand Prix cars of the past. The sides of the boot also feature phrases representing the core values of both brands, namely “Impossible is Nothing” for adidas and “Create the Incomparable” for Bugatti.
Notably, the insignia of Ettore Bugatti is subtly placed across the rear three-quarter of the boot, acknowledging the vision of Bugatti’s founder and providing an exclusive co-branded element to the boot.
Further outlining the exclusive nature of the collaboration, the boots come in a unique box inspired by carbon fiber weaves, mirroring the construction material of Bugatti hyper sports cars. For a chance to own a pair, interested collectors will be able to bid through a dedicated page on adidas Web3 platform from November 8 to 11.
Once the auction closes, winners will be able to redeem an exclusive digital shoebox for a physical pair and digital twin, starting November 13. Prior to the auction, the boots are planned to have an official unveiling on the pitch, via football stars Rafael Leao and Karim Benzema.
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