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Yet another hot collaboration has dropped and this one’s got the sneakerheads and streetwear nerds extra excited.  adidas Originals by NIGO is back in the Japanese designer’s second collection for the brand.

For those who don’t instantly recognise the name, NIGO’s the legend behind the cult Tokyo based label A Bathing Ape (known as Bape).  The brand’s signature was casualwear featuring prints of cartoon apes and a lot of cammo. It was hard to find and could only be bought in limited numbers. It grew through word of mouth hype and attracted a huge celebrity following, spawning collabs with Pharrell and friends. Kanye used to be a massive fan, but he’s a Givenchy man now.

While perhaps not a household name, NIGO is pretty much fashion royalty.  He’s also a rapper, music producer, DJ and mad Star Wars collector among other things. Since stepping away from the brand in 2013 to explore other avenues, he’s been involved with countless successful collabs and new roles including Creative Director at UNIQLO.

Basically, when it comes to urban street style and hip hop, he’s the man.

The new adidas Originals by NIGO collection features two variations of the Superstar with a modern NIGO style twist. That twist being his signature all over prints and cartoon icons, giving the pieces a bold, vintage feel.

adidas NIGO Superstar

Both styles feature an embossed cartoon bear on the toe that was created to represent the collection, in simple red, white and black colourways. The first is a simple design in premium white leather upper with black stripes, the second pair feature a bolder design inspired by the LA skyline’s palm trees and skyscrapers.

If you want to own a pair, get them here. Or regret it forever.