adidas Skateboarding | The 15 years of Gonz & adidas collection
Mark Gonzales has been a member of the adidas Skateboarding family inspiring, developing and nurturing the skateboarding program for 15 years.
To honour this occasion a special collection of footwear and apparel, inspired and created by Gonz’s illustrations and creative mojo, is now available in selected stores around the globe. “This collection was a true collaboration with Mark. Not only did we get his graphic input, but he actually worked directly with us on all cut and sew pieces. It’s definitely inspired by his wardrobe or things he wanted to add. While shopping with us in Paris, he fixated on patches and decided to create his own patch that you see on most of his collection. The overall inspiration for both shoes was the adidas Azteca track spike for the Mexico City Olympics. Also, Mark doesn’t like to lace up his shoes, so both were made with that in mind (even the Pro model has gussets for easy slip on / slip off). His other request was for a super low profile outsole for better board feel. The graphics were all drawn by Gonz and we literally took his shoe sketches and applied it as a graphic element.”
Katie Becker | Design Director | adidas Action Sports
Gonz Skate Kat Tshirt and Gonz Stretch Chino Pant
Gonz Stretch Chino Pant detail
Gonz Striped Oxford Shirt and Gonz Stretch Chino Pant
Gonz Track Top, Gonz Skate Kat Tshirt and Gonz Stretch Chino Pant
This special 15 Years of Gonz & adidas collection compliments the comprehensive FW13 collection which can be viewed on-line now – www.adidas.com/skateboarding
ABOUT 15 YEARS OF GONZ AND ADIDAS
It is with great pride that we honour Mark Gonzales, not only for these past 15 years of adventure, but for having such an impact on what skateboarding is today. This special collection is part of The Gonz 15 Years of adidas celebration that started in LA, is followed with the official global exhibition and film premiere in Berlin on the 3rd of July and continues to tour the globe throughout the rest of July.
adidas Skateboarding is committed to building and providing superior product for the core skateboarder. Launched in 2006, adidas Skateboarding is dedicated to footwear and apparel designed by skateboarders for skateboarders. www.adidas.com/skateboarding