By Jake Woolf.
Earlier this month, Alexander Wang and Adidas dropped a fashion-forward collection of track suits, tees, baggy-ish shorts, and of course some brand new, Boost-adorning sneakers. Well, the duo is back again with a new selection of sporty pieces to add to your spring wardrobe, including a fresh, incredibly cool version of a sneaker called the adidas Originals by Alexander Wang AW Run. It delivers on style, comfort, and even the growing trend of sneakers that come fully-loaded with their own built-in socks (a trend Adidas is a big part of in 2017). Put all that together and you get what could be the coolest Boost sneaker of 2017 so far.
From Nike's Flyknit Mercurial to Adidas's City Sock in addition to just its regular Ultra Boost, it seems the need for functional laces is at an all-time low. Couple these sock-like designs with Nike's self-lacing sneakers and the uptick in fashionable velcro styles in the market right now (yes, that's a real thing now) and it seems people really aren't all that interested in tying their sneakers right now. The Wang Clean Boost doubles down on the trend by having the laces actually connect to the heel of the shoe, so wearers can slip in and out of the shoe and leave the laces as is. They also boast a pop of color with their blue tongue in addition to the highly cozy full-length Boost sole, a Primknit upper, and leather accents for the lace loops.
With a shoe as future-leaning as these, it's easy to be intimidated when it comes to actually wearing them. That's of course where the rest of this collection comes into play, with its forgiving and flowy sweatpants, T-shirts, and jackets. And with less time thinking about your socks or tying your shoes, you'll have more time to think about the perfect sweatpants and T-shirt combo to go with these kicks.
The adidas Originals by Alexander Wang AW Run will be available April 1 at adidas.com and alexanderwang.com
This story originally appeared on GQ.
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