In the past, it was a lot easier to cop sneakers. But with the rise of sneaker bots, sneaker stores have found new ways to make it technologically harder for hackers and botters to take the stock. They run raffles, hold in-store releases, and in Nike’s case, they have the SNKRS app. The SNKRS app […]
Adidas Dragon Ball Z Drops Begin to Unfold (August 2018)
The collection we’ve all been waiting for since the beginning of the year is finally around the corner. At hands grasp, there are two of seven or eight sneakers dropping between August and December. We’re talking about none other than the Adidas Dragon Ball Z collection. The first two of the capsule to drop in a “fight” will be the characters Goku and Frieza.
Adidas Dragon Ball Z
Dropping first are two long-awaited sneakers, the Adidas Dragon Ball Z Goku ZX500 RM, and the Frieza Yung-1. For both drops, Adidas opened up its archives and reintroduced two old-school silhouettes. For Goku’s model, Adidas did a remake of the 80’s ZX500. They added Boost to the sole and upgraded the upper. Goku’s upper comes in yellow and orange mesh with some suede in blue and orange, matching his character’s clothing. Details on the shoe include Japenese text and Goku’s Nimbus cloud on the front.
For the villain, Frieza, there is no Boost added to the 90’s running shoe, the Falcon Dorf. However, the model does have a new name, the Yung-1. Imagines show the white shoe, with shades of purple, and pink accents. However, different colorways of the model have released earlier this year and sold out. There was even a Goku inspired colorway on one of them which you can find now on some sites selling for LESS than its retail price. That’s a catch.
Value, Hype, Perception
We don’t think the low cost of the Goku-inspired Yung-1 reflects how people will perceive the actual Adidas Dragon Ball Z collection. In fact, so many sneakerheads are waiting in anticipation for these drops because of the memories they’ve had growing up watching DBZ. However, younger sneakerheads might not understand the hype, bringing down that collection suspense. Nevertheless, we think this collab will be meaningful, especially to those who would like to expand their collections. If you think it’s valuable now, just think about how valuable it will be 10 years from now- especially if it remains deadstock with the matching figurine.
In other news, the Off White Air Presto pack recently dropped. Did you cop? Let us know in the comments below.