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Glo Up with These New adidas Reflective Sneakers

06 August 2017 | Jillian Cheong

Other than making you look oh-so-fly, have you ever wondered what purpose reflective shoes serve?

Utilising reflective material on shoes and clothing is nothing new. Originally used as a light source on roads to assist drivers to be able see along unlit roads, the reflective tape has come a long way since then. Nowadays, prominent shoe makers have stepped up their game immensely by incorporating retroreflective elements to create eye-catching and unique designs on their footwear. Make all your holographic dreams come true with these adidas reflective sneakers below.

"Make all your holographic dreams come true"

adidas x Rita Ora “Superstar Slip On”

Inspired by the actions of the moon, this holographic shoe shines majestically under any light source. The adidas x Rita Ora “Superstar Slip On” replaces the typical lace-ups with elastic straps and can be slipped on without any hassle. Slip-ons tend to give off a more casual vibe and can be easily paired with any denim apparel. It features the classic and iconic shell-toe design that every adidas fan boy or girl has come to love.

adidas Y-3 Qasa High (Core Black)

The perfect East-meets-West collaboration; Yohji Yamamoto injects his avant-garde tailoring as well as Japanese design aesthetics into the adidas Y-3 Qasa High (Core Black). Less is more - the kicks shouts minimalist - which is a prominent feature particularly among Japanese people. Yet, another toe cap design; adidas utilizes leather giving the shoe a rugged feel. Bring the shoe out for a night run as the neoprene uppers and reflective print will light up the way for you. You can say goodbye to feet fatigue with the Poron performance cushioning sockliner that gives you the feeling of walking on clouds with every step.

adidas Y-3 Yohji Run Boost (Core Black)

Black, white and crisp, Yamamoto brings to the table yet another subtly-designed shoe. The Y-3 Yohji Run Boost is one of the more versatile kicks from the brand. Run, jump or even parkour for all you like in this pair of shoes as it features a white BOOST sole unit that offers an ample amount of contrast and superior comfort. There are certain classic elements within this futuristic looking shoe such as the stretch mesh upper which gives more room for your feet.

adidas NMD R1 Wool 3M Reflective Grey/Solar Red

Mixing comfort with style, the upper of the NMD R1 is covered with the classic adidas primeknit material delivering a significant lockdown fit. Lightweight and flexible, the EVA (Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate) plugs used within the midsole of the shoe have an outstanding cushioning system for any sport-lover out there. It comes as no surprise that NMD’s are loved by many sneakerheads as it is packed with modern-tech combined with the streetwear look that we know of.

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