#29 – JEREMY SCOTT x ADIDAS ORIGINALS TEDDY BEAR/PANDA
Eccentric, outrageous, unconventional. We need a thesaurus opened to the page for ‘outlandish’ just to put a tenth of the novelty into our descriptions as Jeremy Scott has managed for his seasonal adidas Originals by Originals capsules. It seems as if with each new release, we are left wondering where he will go next and how his adidas sneaker designs could possibly get wilder, and yet, somehow he always seems to come through with something to top himself. Following up on last year’s #19 entrant, the JS Wings 2.0, comes another take on the mid-1980s basketball standout, Metro Attitude, that’s right up there with the craziest sneaker concepts ever released to retail. The Jeremy Scott x adidas Originals Teddy Bear and Panda Bear applied a full-on plush animal to the tongue of a hightop silhouette that’s
more overstuffed than even the cushiest of Nike SB Dunks. J.Scott’s designs have usurped the throne of wackiest sneaker designs from Swoosh skateboarding thanks to these kinds of ostentatious add-ons, and they’ve become wildly popular with the fashion-forward set in Asia, as well as a growing cult following in the States. With both the Snuggle Bear-leaning Teddy and the headband-rocking black and white Panda edition, this was a shoe that also helped establish Jeremy Scott for young sneakerheads in the same way fast food restaurants hope to imprint impressionable children. They suggest he’ll continue to push the envelope in 2012 and provide the sneaker game with the kind of leftfield looks we never knew we always wanted, and that’s why Jeremy Scott’s cuddly bear offerings earn a cushy spot in this year’s Top 30.