Adidas Goes Back to Something More Reliable — Korn

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After their successful collaborative collection late last year, Adidas Originals teams up once again with California alt metal band Korn for a selection of footwear, apparel, and accessories.

Drawing on the band’s style and love for sporting the classic Three Stripes Adidas tracksuits, this year’s collection is highlighted by a green sequined tracksuit with co-branded details exclusive to the Korn web store. The tracksuit is reminiscent of singer Jonathan Davis’ look in the band’s 1998 “Got the Life” music video.

The collection is completed with a long sleeve graphic tee with the iconic three stripes on the sleeves, three pairs of socks, and a cap bearing the Korn logo and more three stripes detailing.

Unsurprisingly, fans were quick to snatch up last year’s exclusive purple sequined tracksuit, so this year’s green version is sure to be a hit — and sneakerheads will undoubtedly enjoy the Korn-themed kicks.

The collaboration drops May 15 online and in select Adidas stores. Fans can sign up on the Adidas Confirmed app through May 14 to both preorder the collection and enter the related raffle.

“The second round of the Adidas Originals x Korn collaboration is here, merging fearless aesthetics with classic Three Stripe vibes,” says Adidas.

“The full collection, including our web store-exclusive green sequin tracksuit and supermodified shoes, will be available [on the Korn web store] next Wednesday,” Korn shared on social media.

Korn, who rose to fame in 1994 with their debut album, has often dressed in Adidas clothing, and even released a track called “A.D.I.D.A.S.” in 1996. But the relationship between the band and the brand became formalized last year when they teamed up for last year’s collection.

And Adidas has been eager for a successful celebrity collaboration after parting ways with Ye, the disgraced rapper formerly known as Kanye West. That extremely lucrative partnership ended abruptly once Ye embarked on an antisemitic tirade on his social accounts and the interviews that followed.

The company has been unloading the remainder of its Yeezy stock under the premise of donating the proceeds to anti-hate groups,. These include the Anti-Defamation League and the Philonise & Keeta Floyd Institute for Social Change — donations to support organizations that work to combat discrimination and hate, including racism and antisemitism.

Korn is gearing up to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their debut with a series of concerts starting this summer with a European tour in July and August. The band will then tour North America from September to October, with support from metal bands Gojira and Spiritbox, and a guest appearance by Evanescence at the BMO Stadium in Los Angeles.