Winter Is Here; Adidas Running Announces Game of Thrones Collaboration With Six Limited Edition Ultraboost
- adidas Running announces collaboration with legendary television series Game of Thrones ahead of eighth and final season
- The collaboration features six limited-edition Ultraboost running shoes, each inspired by the noble families and warring factions of the Seven Kingdoms and beyond The Wall
- Special design and detailing come together with house colors and mottos
Singapore – adidas Running announces the highly anticipated collaborative project with legendary HBO® television series Game of Thrones.
Since it first hit screens in 2011, Game of Thrones has made waves across the entertainment landscape, transcending the world of Westeros to firmly anchor itself in modern pop culture.
Now, ahead of its eighth and final season, adidas has reimagined the iconic houses and characters of Westeros in sneaker form. The collaboration features a collection of six limited-edition Ultraboost, each carefully designed to represent the characteristics, colors and details of the heroes and villains to which they refer.
The shoes feature subtle references to the different warring factions of Westeros. Details include their faction’s sigil on the tongue and motto on the heel tag. House motifs inspired by the show come together to create bold and distinct colorways, the adidas x Game of
Thrones Ultraboost silhouettes fuse performance-oriented footwear technology with a striking and cultural visual aesthetic.
Each shoe in the collection features signature BOOST midsole technology for unlimited energy return, a Primeknit upper for lightweight performance, and the iconic heel counter for adaptability and support, as well as a variety of extravagant materials on the shoes.
Alberto Uncini Manganelli, General Manager adidas Running, said: “Collaborations with franchises like Game of Thrones are part of our DNA. When brands and television series alike are able to move beyond their primary platform and spill into popular culture, we see inspiration. The project is yet another example of our open source strategy by which we treat our most iconic silhouettes as a canvas upon which we can tell a story.”
Jeff Peters, Vice President of Licensing and Retail at HBO, said: “The Ultraboost x Game of Thrones collection represents the fusion of two powerhouse brands in a form that is sure to be highly sought after by athletes, sneakerheads, fashionistas and Game of Thrones fans alike. Over the lifespan of the series, Game of Thrones fans have shown their love of innovative and quality licensed products that create new opportunities to interact with their favorite show. We are very excited to release our adidas Ultraboost collection to celebrate the upcoming final season with them!”
The limited-edition adidas x Game of Thrones Ultraboost retails for SGD280 and will be available exclusively at adidas.com.sg and at adidas stores at Suntec City, Marina Bay Sands, ION Orchard, Paragon and Bugis+ from March 22, 2019.
While Game of Thrones fans eagerly await the beginning of the end, a new in-store experience at adidas at Suntec City will bring them a step closer to re-entering the world of Westeros.
For a limited time only, an adidas x Game of Thrones Ultraboost in-store showcase including the famed Iron Throne has landed on our sunny shores. Fans are invited to lay their claim to the Iron Throne, only from 22 to 24 March, exclusively at adidas at Suntec City.