adidas Skateboarding is teaming up again with legendary NYC skate apparel brand, Metropolitan for a limited drop on March 21st. The latest capsule features a tech pack inspired by ’90s drift racing and import car culture.
“We all had import tuner cars, like ridiculous Honda ’97 Civic DXs with a spoiler,” says Metropolitan founders Keith Hufnagel and Hanni El Khatib. “We both had a ’97 Integra with blacked-out lenses and stuff. That’s the vibe and a treasure chest of design inspiration. All of this sparked from these Japanese import illegal drift racing videos, pre Fast & Furious in the mid ‘90s. They feel underground and illegal, which they were.”
The blacked out adidas ZX8000 pays homage to clandestine late night races with accent colors inspired by the lights and paint jobs on those cars. Check it:
The warm, shearling fleece tracksuit mirrors the ’90s drift racing aesthetic with reflective detailing and matching pops of color.
The ultra-limited adidas x Metropolitan drop launches on March 21st. Grab your kit while they last. In the meantime, enjoy Metropolitan’s “DWYCK” Video: