Once again joining forces, the iconic Three Stripes brand taps LA-based designer Sean Wotherspoon for a nostalgic take that we can all relate to. The colorful capsule takes style and inspiration cues from none other than Hot Wheels – the automotive memorabilia that has fueled generations of racing fans.
With this particular collection, apparel and footwear take center stage with the drop including a race jacket, long sleeve mesh T-shirt, cotton tee, trail shorts, a bucket hat and reversible tote bag. Footwear includes an updated Superturf Adventure shoe with an additional classic adilette slide to finish things off. Each item is made in part with recycled materials, as part of adidas’ ongoing adherence to ending plastic waste.
Moreover, the recycled content used in this collection is sourced from production offset. This can include everything from cutting scraps, fabric, etc., and is used to reduce the larger environmental impact that is often associated with producing virgin articles. As one of adidas most prolific creative collaborators, Sean Wotherspoon recognizes the beauty and responsibility to protecting our environment through his designs. The most sought-after Wotherspoon x adidas collaborations call to mind bright color palettes, playful silhouettes, and use of creative materials. Channeling this visionary approach, Hot Wheels incorporates a number of bold graphics into the capsule that evoke a sports driven mentality and ‘90s culture.
Wotherspoon’s commitment to our planet means his release often ranges in using repurposed waste or embracing 100% recycled materials. Product highlights include the The Sean Wotherspoon x Hot Wheels Race Jacket made from sustainably sourced cotton, or the Mesh Long Sleeve Tee that is crafted with 100% recycled content. These designs and adidas’ legacy represent individual strides towards a better collective future. And how can we forget the star of the show, a reworked Superturf sneaker made in part with recycled content generated from production waste.
As one of the world’s leading sports brands, adidas has served as a leader in the industry when it comes to adopting sustainable processes. According to its website, by 2024 they plan to replace all virgin polyester with recycled polyester across manufacturing. Additionally, the hope is by 2025, 9 out of 10 of the articles will contain some sort of sustainable content. This mission is fueled equally by partners like Wotherspoon and Hot Wheels, who see the possibility in developing products that stand by nature.