They may not seem like it, but sneakers are actually luxury pieces. Similarly to fine timepieces, exquisite jewelry, and haute couture, sneakers are crafted and constructed to perfection. Although often times the end result doesn’t necessarily look like luxury items, there are still some that do. With the highest-quality in fabrications and exotic materials, brands nowadays are able to come up with luxury-style sneakers for the fashion crowd. One of the very latest of such is Adidas’ collaboration with skateboarder NA-Kel Smith for a one-of-a-kind pair of “Purple Velvet” Matchcourt High RX sneakers.
Release Date and Price
Release date: December 15, 2017
Price when reviewed: $80
The shoes debuted last December 15, 2017, just in time for the holiday rush. Due to its impeccable design, the pair has become one of the most talked-about new shoes in sneaker culture. At only $80 per pair, it has also become a best-seller among Adidas’ new and exciting range of skateboarding shoes.
Sneakers are often described with many words but rarely does the word ‘regal’ apply, except for the new “Purple Velvet” Matchcourt High RX sneakers. The royal hue mixed with the luxurious fabric brings about an air of prestige and unmatched elegance that Adidas nor other brands in the sportswear market have ever seen. The gilded logo on the shoes’ tongue adds more to the regality of the pair. Accented with white stripes and midsole, the pair is a feast for the eyes and will truly be eye-catching even while the wearer is skateboarding.
Velvet is a material often used for evening wear, which is a far cry from the nitty and gritty culture of sneakerheads. The material is as precious as precious can be, often difficult to wash and maintain. With its luxurious velvet upper, the new Matchcourt High RX sneakers are also quite challenging to wash over and over while avoiding damage. And since the pair is marketed to be skateboarding shoes, it makes owning it that much more difficult.
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