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The 7 Best (and Worst!) Adidas Collaborations to Date [2024]

By March 22, 2024Adidas, Sneakers

BEST Adidas Collaborations - AIO BotIf there’s one thing a sneaker giant taught the other is that sneaker collaborations make or break a brand. Since the sneaker culture lives on hype, collabs became literal building blocks of sneaker brands. So, how well is Adidas treating its collaboration topic? Well, read through to check out the best (and worst) Adidas collaborations we’ve got so far, and decide for yourself! 

It’s also worth noting that Adidas has a rich history of collaborations that date back to 1986 when they first collaborated with RUN DMC. In fact, this music collab is one of the main reasons the music and sneaker industries are this close nowadays. But, of course, it doesn’t stop at music. Nowadays Adidas partners with musicians, artists, other brands, and much more! 

Also, before we get into the top 7 Adidas collaborations in sneaker history, you need to know that these collabs are the money-makers of many sneaker resellers in the industry. So, if you’re in to make tons of money on the resell market like fellow sneaker resellers, make sure to click on the button below to learn to start your journey! 

button_learn-moreBEST ADIDAS COLLABORATIONS

#1 ADIDAS X YEEZY

Yeezy Adidas Collaboration - AIO BotSo, we’re going to kickstart this list with the most controversial of all the Adidas collaborations. Maybe even the most controversial sneaker collab in sneaker history. Technically speaking, this is no longer a Three Stripe collab as of October 25th, 2022. If you didn’t already know, Ye – aka, Kanye West – totally screwed up. And Adidas had to terminate its contract with him. You can read all about it here!

However, before that, Adidas x YEEZY was the collaboration of the century! Kanye created the most iconic line of sneakers that sneakerheads won’t ever forget. The line of Yeezy Boost 350s will probably outlive Kanye himself! The partnership started in 2013 right after Ye ended his other sneaker collab with Nike. Red flag much?

Of all the Adidas collaborations on this list, this one is probably the most memorable. Reselling Yeezys was (and still is) a great money-making venture for tons of sneakerheads. In fact, Kanye fed into the sneaker reselling culture with his demand-supply game. Although his journey with Adidas (and a lot of other brands) ended, Ye is charting his own course now, and Yeezy Pods are only the beginning! 

#2 ADIDAS X BALENCIAGA

Balenciaga x Adidas - AIO BotNext, we’ve got some luxury Adidas collaborations with the Adidas x Balenciaga collab. Now, this is where things get a little awkward considering this was Yeezy’s thing. Balenciaga is one of the brands that dropped Ye after everything that went down with Adidas. And now, they’re working strictly with the Three Stripes. Three-way gone wrong?

In May 2022, Adidas announced its collaboration with luxury fashion house, Balenciaga. Together, they created a 33-piece capsule that went flying off the shelves within seconds. And, they’re not even stopping there.

Right after Adidas ended its partnership with Ye, the drop of a new collection was announced. So, we can definitely expect a lot more from the duo in the future – with or without Ye!

#3 ADIDAS X PRADA

Prada Adidas Collaboration - AIO BotMore on luxury! It seems like Adidas collaborations have a certain type with an appeal for luxury. We all love a bit of luxury sneaker action! And, the Adidas x PRADA collection is definitely serving high-end. This duo’s relationship started back in June 2020 with the 3 colorways of the iconic, classic Superstar!

But, that was just the beginning! In 2021, the couple announced a new capsule featuring the Luna Rossa 21. Sneakers that were nothing short of super luxurious!

In 2022, they were back at it once again with a 21-piece collection advocating for environmentally-friendly apparel and footwear. High-end quality AND ethically made!

As for 2023, Adidas and Prada introduced the first ever joint football sneaker collection, AKA the ‘adidas Football for Prada.’ And all we can say is that Prada and Adidas upped the game like no collab ever did!

#4 ADIDAS X GUCCI

Gucci Adidas - AIO BotGuess what? More luxury! At this point, you can say that Adidas collaborations can be considered high-end. Now, this is something that we can all get into. Bringing the sneaker culture into big fashion houses creates marvels! Gucci is one of the coolest Adidas collaborators who really understood the assignment!

They debuted their partnership back in February 2022 on the Milan Fashion Week runway! The entire capsule featured retro 70s-style apparel and footwear. Giving us all that dose of vintage that we definitely need!

Nostalgic flair, vivid colors, a whole lotta attitude? Sign us up! Plus, GAZELLES! 

#5 ADIDAS X A BATHING APE 

Bape - AIO BotAnother Adidas collaboration for the books is the Adidas x Bathing Ape. Not only is it one of the best, but it’s one of the longest-standing Adidas collabs. Adidas’ relationship with the streetwear brand goes all the way back to August 2003 when they dropped the ‘Supre Ape Star’ collection, followed by four Super Ape Skate drops. Each of the three that retailed was limited to just 500 pairs, while the fourth pair was exclusive to staff members. And up to this day, they’re considered some of the most valuable kicks out there! 

Now, 30 years later, this Adidas collab is still going as strong as ever. And their latest BAPE x adidas Stan Smith ABC Camo release proves as much!

#6 ADIDAS X FEAR OF GOD 

Fear Of God - AIO BotFollowing in the footsteps of Kanye West, Jerry Lorenzi- founder of the luxury streetwear brand- decided to leave Nike for Adidas in 2020. Now, this might’ve seemed like a death wish at first, becuase just like CLOT, this news came as a surprise to the industry. However, three years after announcing this Adidas Fear Of God, it became clear that it was all worth the wait!

So, the first 34 items of the Fear of God x Adidas collab dropped by the end of 2023. The collection included luxurious apparel, such as sweatpants, a car coat, and a hooded bodysuit. As for sneakers, we got Adilette Slides, Athletics ’86 Low, and Fear of God Athletics I. 

But it seems that it wouldn’t take another 3 years for the collaborators to give us something new. Because we’ve got another collab on the way!

#7 ADIDAS X BAD BUNNY

Bad Bunny Adidas - AIO BotFinally, last but not least, we’ve got Adidas x Bad Bunny. So, we know we had a whole lotta luxury for the previous Adidas collaboration. But, this does not mean that Bad Bunny is an exception! In fact, this collab served some pretty fancy-looking sneakers without coming out of a fashion house! The Puerto Rican artist first teamed up with Adidas in 2021 with the Forum Low sneakers!

Ever since then, his sense of sneakers and collaboration has evolved, playing around with the Response CL dad shoe! And then, in 2022 Benito went back to the classic Forum shoe serving Blue Sky vibes! The pair which Adidas promptly dubbed, Blue Tint…

We won’t say more about that.

What’s NEXT?

So, as you can see, the list of Adidas collaborations goes on and on without any signs of slowing down. We’re not saying they didn’t take a hit from their recent breakup. But, we think that both parties are finding a way to move past it all right!

First, you’ve got Kanye launching Yeezy Pods along with Yeezy apparel. Whereas, Adidas might or might not have been pursuing a collaboration with Taylor Swift, all while dropping the remaining Adidas Yeezy stock. And if THAT happens, there’s no doubt the Taylor Swift x Adidas collab will be on the top of this list…

In the meantime, make sure to keep it locked on our blog and Instagram @aiobot for all the latest sneaker updates!