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Fans Fix Adidas' Dragon Ball Mistakes

Adidas has a whole line of Dragon Ball sneakers coming later this year, and most of them suck. It’s a bummer, but some custom designers from Australia are here to try and fix things.

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The problems with the official lineup are twofold. First, the designs are kinda goofy, with many looking like sneakers you’d buy for a five year-old. And second, the roster of shoes featured skip some of Adidas’ more hyped (and hoped-for) sneakers like Ultra Boosts.

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This pair by Khameleon Kickz—based on a design by Fraxcion—feature a homage to Shenron, and look cool as hell. I like that the art retains its Dragon Ball nod without going overboard. Also, Gazelles are a far more flexible and everyday-wearable pick than most of the sneakers Adidas actually went with.

The only downside is that these are one of a kind. But we can always look.

You can see more of Khameleon’s custom kicks at their site.

Oh, and for the record, while I said most of the official shoes suck, the Shenrons—based on an EQT ADV—are actually great.

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Illustration for article titled Fans Fix Adidas iDragon Ball/i Mistakes

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 cosplay.kotaku.com.

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kingkaijuice
KingKaijuice

Idk, I think they are fine. Still expensive ass shoes, but not terrible. It just seems like the shoe version of a palette swapped character in a fighting game, that is a homage to something else, rather than a full on re-skin.

Though, considering the price they could have easily done a lot more.