Decades after adidas and KoRn helped to put each other on the map, the nü metal band and the clothing company have joined forces on an exclusive line of clothing.
From their formation in 1993 until 1997, KoRn primarily wore adidas T-shirts and tracksuits on stage. Their fan community adopted the style, and it became a defining trait of both the band and the sportswear company. KoRn’s song A.D.I.D.A.S, an acronym for “All Day I Dream About Sex,” was included on their Life Is Peachy album, released in March 1997.
The adidas Originals x KoRn collection includes a number of signature styles inspired by Life Is Peachy. The line includes two graphic T-shirts, a three-stripe hoodie with the KoRn logo emblazoned on the front, and two new takes on the classic adidas Originals tracksuit, in both black and white.
The shoes within the collection include a revised take on the chunky campus 00s silhouette, and a modern take on the Supermodified sneaker. Both styles include graphic soles, spare laces, guitar-pick keychains, and are stamped with the band’s logo. They also come in an exclusive KoRn/adidas box.
10.27.23 KoRn x @adidasOriginals Season 1
To celebrate the launch, we’re taking over the Melrose @adidas store in West Hollywood, CA [10.27 - 10.29] to give you an exclusive look into #KoRn history, including OG designs created by @JDavisOfficial, original gear, and other… pic.twitter.com/oxZfnOQtKN
— Korn (@Korn) October 27, 2023
Korn frontman Jonathan Davis once told Kerrang that wearing Adidas "was about breaking the mold, man … it was about going against everything that metal was supposed to be.”
To celebrate Friday's launch, KoRn has taken over West Hollywood’s adidas location for the weekend. The exhibit, open during business hours through Sunday, offers fans an exclusive look at Davis's original designs, as well as band gear and memorabilia throughout the years.
You can purchase items from the adidas Original and KoRn collection at adidas.com, or through other select retailers.