Adidas is finally releasing a collaboration with nu-metal band Korn in October, featuring shoes and apparel — 25 years after the band wrote a song about the brand.
First reported by Kicks Finder on Twitter in February, Adidas has finally announced an upcoming collaboration with nu-metal band Korn, to release in October. The Korn x Adidas project will consist of two pairs of sneakers and seven pieces of apparel.
Korn has long been associated with the German sportswear brand, with all members having frequently worn Adidas clothing and shoes during their heyday in the ’90s. The group even released a song called “ADIDAS” in 1997, with the title a play on the joke that the name stands for “All day I dream about sex.”
According to Kerrang, Adidas gave Korn plenty of free product to wear back then but was unwilling to sign the group to a proper deal. Instead, Korn signed a deal with Puma in 1998.
“We switched to Puma because they told us they’d put us in a commercial and give us a little money to wear their shit,” Korn frontman Jonathan Davis told Kerrang.
Nearly 30 years later, Adidas is preparing to release an official collaboration with the band in October. The Korn x Adidas Campus 00s will retail for $130, while the Korn x Adidas Supermodified will retail for $140. Both pairs of shoes will feature the band’s logo on the right tongue, guitar pick keychains, and art from Korn’s album Life is Peachy on the insoles.
The Korn x Adidas apparel will include two t-shirts at $50 and $60 each, a black and white Korn logo hoodie for $120, and two tracksuits: one in sequins ($120 for the pants and $180 for the top) and one in black and white ($80 for the pants and $100 for the top).
All designs currently revealed are samples and may differ from the final retail versions.