After unveiling the World Cup kit for Japan, Adidas football are taking the next step to create a capsule collection to honour the Japanese national team.

Teaming up with three local brands – BAPE, NEIGHBORHOOD and White Mountaineering – the collaboration aims to combine classic streetwear and sporting traditions, represented through the three white stripes.

The collection will include three football jerseys, three tracksuits and three sneakers using the classic shape of the adidas ‘samba’. Each kit is a different colour to represent each brand and takes inspiration from the national flag colours as well as the historical and traditional concept of the Samurai – which presents victory in Japanese culture.

The collection will be available from Tokyo’s Isetan Shinjuku department store from May 14 as well as online from May 30.

 

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