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Adidas Is Selling Tie-Dye Sneakers Inspired By Woodstock

Peace, love and sneakers!

Have you ever laced up a pair of sneakers and thought to yourself, “These are fine, but I wish they reminded me more of the Summer of Love?” Well, you’re in luck, because Adidas just announced that it’s releasing a new, tie-dyed sneaker inspired by none other than the famous Woodstock music festival.

In collaboration with sneaker seller Nice Kicks and Woodstock, Adidas is capitalizing on the resurgence of the tie-dye trend and the 50th anniversary of the 1969 music festival. The shoes themselves are the wildly popular UltraBOOST sneakers, first released in 2015.

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This new iteration features a tie-dye spiral upper and a bright orange sole. Plus, look closely at the shoe’s tongue — you’ll see a familiar little bird sitting on a guitar, otherwise known as the Woodstock logo.

Adidas posted about it via its Adidas Originals account on Twitter, as seen below:

As the Nice Kicks site describes of the shoes, “The sneaker also has semi-translucent cage and heel clip to add to the uniqueness of the sneaker’s story. The shoe features white boost midsoles with red torsion plates and finishes off with a gum rubber outsole. Nice Kicks and Woodstock branding can be found on the tongue of both shoes as well as the graphic on the footbed. Finally, the sneaker is completed with the signature Consortium eyelets.”

The companies were inspired to partner up and create these shoes as an ode to the longstanding Woodstock tradition and what it represents.

“The shoe pays homage to the hippie movement and reminds everyone the original message of coming together in hopes for a brighter and more peaceful future,” reads a press release.

Nice Kicks

Adidas isn’t the only company jumping on the tie-dye shoe trend. Nike released a multicolored version of their Air Max 720 shoe, featuring a color-splattered upper, black details and a bright purple swoosh.

For the record, there might be a reason that tie-dye is having a comeback.

Nice Kicks

“We are living in increasingly political, and politically divided, times, with many feeling again disillusionment and mistrust of authority and government,” writes fashion historian Amanda Hallay in an article for NYLON. “In terms of fashion, the 21st century — so far — has been an exercise in reviving trends from past decades, and so disinterring a trend that was used in the ’60s to suggest a left-wing, and rebellious stance seems obvious.”

Nice Kicks

The tie-dye Ultraboosts became available in Nice Kicks stores and online for $180, starting on Aug. 17. As of Aug. 19, the shoes were sold out on the website. So if you’re dying to get your hands on a pair of these limited edition shoes, you might be better off trying your luck in store.

What do you think of this sneaker design? Would you buy a pair?