The Hundreds is proud to announce the third drop from our adidas Skateboarding collaboration, the “Striker” pack, available now at all four flagships (THLA, THSF, THNY, THSM), authorized stockists, and the Online Shop. Following the “Bruder” pack and the “Crush” pack, The adidas Skateboarding product collection references the brand’s soccer heritage and pays homage to two favorite youth activities of The Hundreds’ founders. “We wanted to make a shoe that had emotional resonance and substance,” Bobby Hundreds said, “Something that made sense with the brand’s folklore and aesthetic, but also is wearable and smart.”
“There comes a point when many soccer kids draw back from team-oriented sports and gravitate towards individual activities and independent culture. And for most of them – like myself – skateboarding is the answer. Ask an American skater today what they did on Saturday mornings growing up and chances are, they’ll recount stories of slide tackles, halftime orange slices, and the unforgettable smell of fresh-cut grass at their cleats. Soccer taught us the lifelong benefits of cooperation, team play, and camaraderie. But skateboarding showed us how to collaborate with your best friend and compete against your worst enemy: Yourself.” -Bobby Hundreds
Read the rest of Bobby’s words on the collaboration and backbone of the collaboration here. Remember how the “Crush” pack’s color palette was inspired by the top team in Bobby’s AYSO league year after year? The “Striker” pack’s muted burgundy and grey colorway reflect that of Bobby’s own AYSO team.
The shoe’s design and construction are suited for both soccer and skate. The base model is adidas skateboarding’s popular “adi-ease.” We were inspired by vintage soccer shoes in designing the stitched pattern on the toe, customized heel overlay, and the familiar soccer-style tongue. We also incorporated details from The Hundreds “Johnson” shoes, transferring over our toe bumper and signature top eyelets – adding a stitched pattern on the toe, customized heel overlay, and an extended tongue designed after adidas’ iconic Samba. The result is a truly unique sneaker, a new design in the adidas skateboarding legacy.
The “Striker” by The Hundreds X adidas skateboarding. As All-American as shinguards and griptape.
“ADI-BOMB” Striker T-shirt.
“TREFOIL” Striket T-shirt.