The second adidas x Dragon Ball Z installment is dropping this Friday
After last month’s successful release of the adidas Originals x Dragon Ball Z collaboration, the second drop is happening this weekend. For this month’s release, we’re getting another iconic battle from the franchise – Gohan vs. Cell.
adidas and Dragon Ball Z hone in on the 11-episode battle between Gohan and Cell, wherein Gohan achieved Super Saiyan 2 form. Each of the pairs feature the likeness of these characters in the form of the Deerupt (Gohan) and Prophere (Cell).
The Deerupt goes tonal purple in reference to Gohan’s purple battle suit. You may not see it in the photos, but up close you’ll notice reflective graphics on the base layer, a nod to Gohan’s transition into Super Saiyan 2. The heel patch pays homage to Gohan’s mentor Picollo, while Gohan’s name is written in Kanji by the heel webbing. There’s also a hidden Dragon Ball found beneath the heel patch, and the co-branded logos are found on the shoe’s sockliner.
For Cell, adidas used the Prophere as the key silhouette. The green upper represents Cell’s exoskeleton, contrasted with the purple heel for his wings. A Dragon Ball can be found on the tongue while Cell is printed on the tongue’s reverse label. Collaborative sockliners are done on the Prophere as well. It may not seem much but the color blocking definitely calls out to Cell. Both the Deerupt and Prophere come in the special packaging that combines with the other 5 to form the special artwork depicting all the characters utilized in the collaboration.
The second installment of the adidas x Dragon Ball Z collaboration drops this Friday, October 26th. The Deerupt ‘Gohan’ retails for Php 6,500 while the Prophere ‘Cell’ rings up to Php 9,300. You can pick up the pairs from adidas PH online, Sole Academy, Commonwealth and adidas Originals Neighborhood Uptown Mall.