Outside of Asia, you may not have heard of Ilmari from the rap group Rip Slyme, but in Japan they’re kind of a big deal. Winners of almost consecutive MTV Japan Video Music Awards since 2002 for everything from Best Live Performance to Best Hip Hop Video, Ilmari now flexes his design acumen with this collaboration with adidas Originals utilizing the Superstar silhouette. Dubbed the “Tribe,” this collection includes three colorways bases, Running White, Black, and University Red/Black, each with a tribal mosaic pattern wrapping around the collar, covering the iconic Three Stripes, and up along the heel, providing a distinctive look to the premium leather build. Finished with a rubber pebbled toecap, red tongue pulls, and gold top eyelets, you can these at select retailers, including Tokyo’s Kinetics, beginning March 15.
Release Date: March 15, 2013 (Friday)