Hooked: Raf Simons for Adidas

You might have thought there was only one designer sneaker collab you had to have this spring. But no. For a second time, Raf Simons has teamed up with Adidas on a range of color-exploding eye-catchers.

There are eight unisex versions in up to four colors each, with uppers printed in a pattern from Raf Simons’ spring collection. Building from fall ’13, the collab also sees a shoe-in-shoe concept, while tweaking classic Adidas styles. The Stan Smith gets a modest revamp, while Simons has gone color-crazy with Super Trekker, Rising Star, Bounce, Formula, Response Trail, and a super slick, Wellies-style boot.

Here’s the kicker: not every style has Adidas’ three-stripe motif imposed on it — that’s when you know you have clout.

$440-$570 at Adidas Originals stores, retailers carrying RAF, and select sneaker specialists.

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