This month, adidas and Dragon Ball Z‘s third collaborative pairing is set to release, paying homage to the numerous hard fought battles between Vegeta and Majin Buu throughout Dragon Ball Z lore.
Representing the Saiyan side of things, is a Vegeta-flavored rendition of the retro-inspired Ultra Tech silhouette. Starting the series off as one of Goku’s biggest enemies, the prince of the fallen Saiyan race eventually made his way over to the anime protagonist’s side but continuously found himself in a power struggle throughout Dragon Ball Z’s countless seasons.
Much like the rest of this esteemed collection, Vegeta’s Ultra Tech is ripe with details, from a ribbed toebox resemblant of his yellow armor, to an “Over 9000” hit on both heels that harkens back to his most famous catchphrase, that actually went on to inspire a viral meme. Under the hood, this finely-crafted iteration sports adidas Dragon Ball Z-branded insoles and a number five Dragon Ball graphic on the underside of its tongue, signifying this sneaker being the fifth of seven releases.
Majin Buu, the multi-form pink creature — simultaneously whimsical and sinister — is represented by an adidas Kamanda, dressed in his signature shade of pink and boasting a plethora of special details. A soft suede is used on the upper, while Buu’s signature swooping “M” logo appears on the yellow heel tab. The agressively textured black outsole boasts a translucent design with a dragon ball hit on the medial side and more of Buu’s signature characters peeking out from under the outsole. adidas branding arrives via a gold stamp on the lateral upper and a large Kamanda tag on the pink tongue.
Meanwhile, the bountiful Buu accents are polished off by a Mr. Satan — the world martial arts champion and another important part of Buu’s story arc — tag on the inside of the tongue and a DBZ-styled insole. Par the course for the pack, the shoes also come packaged in a special box that when stacked together with the other six special Dragon Ball kicks makes up a commemorative graphic.
The Dragon Ball Z x adidas Ultra Tech 'Vegeta' & Kamanda 'Majin Buu' drops 24 November 2018 at both our CPT and JHB stores via live raffle at 09:30am. Remaining pairs will drop online at 11am.
Sizes: UK6, UK7, UK8, UK9, UK10, UK11.