Adidas creates a Yu-Gi-Oh!-inspired sneaker

This footwear is the final item from the Adidas x Yu-Gi-Oh! collection

Adidas Originals x Yu-Gi-Oh! Adi2000

Adidas has unveiled a new pair of sneakers inspired by the popular Japanese media franchise Yu-Gi-Oh!.

Called Adidas Originals x Yu-Gi-Oh! Adi2000, the latest footwear collaboration between the two brands is described as a “spellbinding” take on the Adi2000 silhouette. Based on the franchise’s legendary hero Yami Yugi, the shoe features a black leather upper, contrasting gold stripes, purple accents, and pink details.

The sneaker includes Millennium Item lace jewels, the last piece of Exodia hangtag, and a limited co-branded Dark Magician card. It also comes complete with a shoe box designed with iconic elements from the franchise.

Adidas Originals x Yu-Gi-Oh! Adi2000

Adidas Originals x Yu-Gi-Oh! Adi2000

Adidas Originals x Yu-Gi-Oh! Adi2000

Adidas Originals x Yu-Gi-Oh! Adi2000 release date

The sneaker is set to come out worldwide on January 26.

Adidas Originals x Yu-Gi-Oh! Adi2000 price

The shoe has a price tag of $120 per pair.

Where to buy Adidas Originals x Yu-Gi-Oh! Adi2000

The sneaker will be available through the Adidas CONFIRMED app, via select retailers like Foot Locker, and online marketplace, such as StockX.

Adidas Originals x Yu-Gi-Oh! Collection

The Adidas Originals x Yu-Gi-Oh! Adi2000 is actually the final item from the Adidas Originals x Yu-Gi-Oh! Collection, which was first announced in September 2022.

Previously released footwear from the collection include two white trainer sets with blue and lavender accents, as well as two pairs of black slides with blue and purple accents.

The white trainers come in two styles: one with original artwork of the Dark Magician, and the other one featuring a graphic of the Blue-Eyes White Dragon.

The black slides also come in two versions: one with graphics of Yugi and the Dark Magician, and one with pictures of Kaiba and the Blue-Eyes White Dragon.

All shoes and slides come in special shoe boxes adorned with photos of some of the most popular characters from the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise. You can check out photos of the collection in the tweets below:


What is Yu-Gi-Oh!?

Yu-Gi-Oh! is a Japanese media franchise that started as a manga series. Written and illustrated by Kazuki Takahashi, the manga was serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine between September 1996 and March 2004. The plot centers on a boy named Yugi, who solves the ancient Millennium Puzzle. Yugi awakens a gambling alter-ego or spirit within his body who solves his conflicts using various games.

An anime TV series adaptation of the manga, produced by Toei Animation, aired on Japan’s TV Asahi from April to October 1998. That TV show was followed by an anime movie released in March 1999. Six months later, a novel hit the shelves.

Another anime TV series based on the manga was released in 2000. Titled Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters, the show ran for five seasons until its finale in 2004. A short-lived anime TV series called Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters aired from September to November 2006.

In addition to the original 1999 Yu-Gi-Oh! movie, the franchise has also released the following films: 2004’s Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light, 2010’s Yu-Gi-Oh!: Bonds Beyond Time, and 2016’s Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions.

Aside from TV series and movies, several video games and trading card games were also created based on the original manga series.

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