We’ve reached a unique era of sneakers, where skateboards and clogs are considered the pinnacle of “fashion” in footwear. Adidas happens to be promoting the most sought-after ones on the market; Kanye West’s Yeezy brand’s Yeezy Foam Runner and Yeezy Slides are arguably the most recognizable, while Adidas Originals is promoting its adilette 22 (Kanye himself blames the parent company for it) Adidas plagiarism) and the new adiFOM Q step.
You’ve probably seen samples of this foam clog shoe over the past few months, but today Adidas Origins took to Twitter to officially announce the upcoming shoe. According to the brand, the adiFOM Q is based on an Adidas sneaker from 2001 — the Adidas Quake — crafted with foam. This side-by-side comparison really validates that description, although it’s hard not to see elements of the Yeezy Foam Runner in the adiFOM Q.
However, the difference between the two shoes is that the adiFOM Q has an internal padding that can be worn with the shoe. The adiFOM Q is less of a sandal/clog than a wearable exoskeleton, similar to the sponge craters recently introduced by Converse and *A-COLD-WALL.
A release date for the adiFOM Q has yet to be revealed, but they are confirmed to drop in 2022. Stay tuned for more details.