Adidas Is Making Naruto Sneakers

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Adidas’ recent Dragon Ball collection was trash, but that hasn’t stopped the company from returning to the vintage manga/anime well, with a new lineup that’s all about Naruto.


Sneakerhead Jean Carlos has the first pics of what’s likely the first release, which is based on Sakura. There’s almost no Naruto branding on the outside of the shoe, with Sakura’s colour scheme the only real hint as to the sneaker’s theme. The insole, however, has both a big Naruto logo and some character art.

About the only detail you’ll find on the outside is a small Team 7 logo near the heel and some text on the aglets:

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I’ll be honest, I don’t even know what shoe this is. It’s got a full boost midsole, which is nice, but overall it looks like something my Mum would use for her morning walks.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs



Someone ought to fire whoever is in charge of Adidas anime collabs.. so far they have been very lackluster and lazy design, wasting all the potentials.

Custom aglets... and cheap looking printed insock is just lazy.

There are plenty of custom sneakers with anime/game themes that look better, we should expect more from a company as big as adidas