The second instalment of the collaboration between adidas Originals and the iconic Japanese anime series Dragon Ball Z is here, this time using the Deerupt and Prophere silhouettes to showcase another battle from the franchise’s history – Gohan vs. Cell.
Considered as the true finale to the Cell saga in the Dragon Ball Z story arc, Gohan and Cell’s battle spanned over 11 episodes in the television series and culminated in Gohan’s long-hinted hidden power when he became the first to achieve Super Saiyan 2 form. Each of the two sneakers in the release channels the distinctive identity of these two characters in a tribute to this renowned saga.
Gohan, depicted by the Deerupt silhouette is presented in a tonal purple colourway in reference to his distinctive battle suit, while reflective flash graphics on the base material beneath the Deerupt’s webbing mesh overlay pay homage to the fighter’s transformation into Super Saiyan 2 form.
The finishing touches include a heel patch logo which pays homage to Gohan’s mentor, Picollo, while Kanji detailing on the heel webbing denotes Gohan’s own name. A Dragon Ball can be found hidden beneath the heel patch, while collaborative adidas x Dragon Ball Z logos can be found on the sockliner.
Gohan's nemesis, Cell, is depicted using the Prophere, by assuming the green colourway of his exoskeleton, contrasted with purple hits to showcase his wings. A hidden Dragon Ball can be found on the tongue, whilst Cell’s name can be found printed on the tongue’s reverse. Collaborative adidas x Dragon Ball Z sockliners complete the picture, creating the perfect tribute to one of the Dragon Ball franchise’s most infamous villains.
The Good Life will be releasing the second drop of this collaboration, Gohan x Deerupt and Cell x Prophere, online at 00:00 on 26th October.