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adidas 3ST.001

adidas Skateboarding introduces the new 3ST family of footwear. The inaugural product of the brand’s new open source workshop design approach, 3ST is the brainchild of top designers and athletes coming together to disrupt and re-define skate shoes, and create the future of adidas Skateboarding.

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adidas 3ST.002

adidas designers worked closely with Na-kel Smith and other professional skateboarders on the development of the 3ST.001 and 3ST.002, two forward-thinking, vulcanized silhouettes that seamlessly blend style and function. Alongside skateboarder input, the design process was also driven by enhanced aesthetics, premium materials, and new design lines.

3ST is a perfect example of what can be achieved with open dialogue, open minds, and true collaboration between a team of artists in their respective crafts—a bold creation that reimagines the vulcanized shoe in the skateboarding industry,” said Scott Johnston, adidas Skateboarding Senior Footwear Designer. “The best part of the workshop process was involving our skateboarders so early on in the design process to ensure the products’ authenticity to the team and skateboarding.

The TORSION® system featured on both 3ST models provides arch support in the midfoot, allowing for easy adaptation of quick movements to enhance response and stability. This proprietary technology is paired with a modern vulc construction and a Geoflex outsole tread, delivering unparalleled grip and flexibility for optimal boardfeel and control.

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The 3ST.001 features a breathable knit sock upper reinforced by both suede and complemented by adiTuff technology at the forefoot—strategically placed to protect critical, high abrasion areas where needed to prolong the life of the shoe. Elevated, inset laces ensure minimal breakage, while a semi-translucent outsole showcases the dual-density TORSION® inside.

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Fashioned in a minimalist build, Smith provides his creative input to assist in re-imagining the slip-on with the sleek 3ST.002, a mid-top silhouette, innovative in design and function. The unexpected silhouette features a one-piece perforated suede upper, lined with breathable mesh on the interior, and equipped with a TPU cage for lateral stability. The all-new vulc outsole provides optimal board support and rounds out the performance features for the 3ST.002.

The all-new 3ST.001 and 3ST.002 silhouettes will be available at specialty adidas retailers worldwide and adidas Skateboarding website starting April 5.