The Xbox platform turned 20 this year, and to celebrate, Xbox teamed up with Adidas to create a pair of sneakers. The new pair of kicks are part of the “20 Years Of Xbox” campaign. Which is comprised of an entire collection of different products and merchandise like t-shirts, hats, mugs, totes and more.
For the diehard Xbox fan, these sneakers are sure to be a must-have item. One neat detail is that they aren’t plastered with logos. The only one appears to be on the tongue of the shoe. And it’s the original Xbox logo as opposed to the one used today.
According to Xbox, the wild design and translucent green color is meant to mimic the design of the translucent green original Xbox. The one that launched alongside the first Halo game back in 2001. How’s that for nostalgia?
These Adidas Xbox sneakers will be limited edition, and you can’t buy them
Unlike the PG5 sneakers from Nike, you can’t buy these ones from Adidas and Xbox. This particular pair appears to be a limited edition design, with no way to purchase them. Instead, Xbox plans to give them away as part of a series of drops. In the announcement post, Xbox’s James Monosmith states that fans should “stay tuned for ways to win.”
Having said that, Xbox seemingly plans to launch a separate pair of sneakers that consumers can buy. They may or may not have an entirely different design though. And since these are supposed to be limited, chances are the additional pair will look different.
Follow the Xbox Twitter for a chance to win
Since you likely won’t be able to buy these, your only chance at scoring a pair is winning them. To do that, you’ll need to be aware of any contests, which you can find about by following the Xbox Twitter account.
Monosmith doesn’t explicitly state when any upcoming drops are. In which case, it’s probably best to keep an eye on the Xbox social accounts as soon as possible. You can also check out the launch video that Xbox and Adidas put together for the sneakers. It’s a neat little footage reel in the style of a skateboarding home video. As skateboarding was an era of popular culture that was big around the time of the original Xbox launch.