I am not going to beat around the bush, this Adidas x Prada sailing shoe is a blueprint for a successful collaboration – a perfect balance between luxury and casual style! Designed for the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli team, the A+P LUNA ROSSA 21 is a sustainable shoe that celebrates the sport of sailing while paying tribute to the new AC75 Luna Rossa boat and the iconic previous collaborations between the two brands.
The environmentally-conscious sneaker’s upper portion is made with 50% or more recycled and renewed technical materials thanks to the incorporation of Primegreen design which is a series of high-performance recycled materials complimented by a hydrophobic E-TPU outer shell to prevent water from penetrating the shoe. The innovative pair also has the Adidas trademark 360° ergonomic sockliner-free construction to reduce weight and maximizes flexibility. The details include the EVA tongue and suede interior saddle that showcase it’s sailing inspiration while a perforated BOOST midsole along with the wraparound outsole ensures complete freedom of movement and grip. The semi-transparent layer on the white colorway binds the shoe in water-resistant material with Prada’s famous red stripe on the heel with three subtle Adidas stripes on the side. An interesting detail were the laces – they are narrower at the bottom to help with speed lacing but wider at the top to help prevent tied knots from coming loose!
The A+P LUNA ROSSA 21 is minimal, sleek and performance-oriented, it is crafted to feel as comfortable as you would be barefoot while still being protective – it is a true blend of the brands’ technical prowess and design skills. The shoe drops on December 9 on Prada’s website, Adidas’ website, and Adidas flagship stores worldwide for $695 USD.
Designer: Adidas and Prada