Brand: Dragon Ball Z x adidas
Model: Deerupt “Son Gohan”
Key Features: The Deerupt’s sleek silhouette is wrapped in purple webbing with yellow detailing on the stitching and reflective accents on the upper beneath the webbing. A gum outsole contrasts the black and purple midsole.
Release Date: October 27
Price: €140 (likely $140)
Buy: adidas and select retailers TBC (see list below)
Editor’s Notes: After the first Dragon Ball Z x adidas pack, comprising the Frieza-inspired Yung-1 and Goku-themed ZX 500 RM, dropped in late September, the next two silhouettes from the seven-sneaker collection have now been officially announced by German retailer, 43einhalb.
Set to be released on October 27, the adidas Prophere “Cell” and Deerupt “Son Gohan” make up the second “battle.” Here, we take a closer look at the Son Gohan-themed sneaker, which (like all the others in the pack) plays heavily on the character’s signature colors and costumes.
Yellow accents are a nod to Son Gohan’s glowing hair, while a gum rubber outsole represents the color of Gohan’s shoes. The purple is, of course, representative of his distinctive battle suit on the popular anime show, while reflective detailing on the base material pays homage to the fighter’s transformation into Super Saiyan 2 form.