Adidas is finally releasing a footwear and apparel collaboration with nu metal band Korn in October – 25 years after the band wrote a song about the brand.
First reported by Kick’s Finder Adidas finally announced on Twitter in February announced an upcoming collaboration with nu metal band Korn, due out in October. The Korn x Adidas project will consist of two pairs of sneakers and seven pieces of clothing.
Korn has long been associated with the German sportswear brand, and all members frequently wore Adidas clothing and shoes during their heyday in the ’90s. The group even released a song called “ADIDAS” in 1997, the title of which was a reference to the joke that the name means “I dream about sex all day.”
Accordingly Once againAdidas gave Korn plenty of free wearables back then, but were unwilling to commit the group to a real contract. Instead, Korn signed a deal with Puma in 1998.
“We switched to Puma because they told us they were going to put us in a commercial and give us some money to wear their shit,” Korn frontman Jonathan Davis told Kerrang.
Almost 30 years later, Adidas is preparing to release an official collaboration with the band in October. The Korn x Adidas Campus 00 will retail at $130, while the Korn x Adidas Supermodified will retail at $140. Both pairs of shoes will feature the band’s logo on the right tongue, guitar pick keychain and art from Korn’s album Life is peachy on the insoles.
The Korn x Adidas apparel includes two t-shirts for $50 and $60 each, a black and white Korn logo hoodie for $120, and two tracksuits: one with sequins ($120 for the pants and $180 for the top) and one in black and white ($80 for the pants and $100 for the top).
All currently featured designs are samples and may vary from final retail versions.