Posted on: March 6, 2024 Posted by: Dr. Courtney A Hammonds Comments: 4

In the ever-evolving landscape of fashion, where cultural icons serve as pillars of inspiration, Adidas stands poised to unveil a groundbreaking collaboration. Teaming up with the estate of the legendary reggae musician, Bob Marley, the renowned brand is set to release a special edition sneaker that promises to transcend the boundaries of style and sound.

Scheduled to launch as part of Adidas’ Summer 2024 range, the Bob Marley x Adidas SL 72 pays homage to the iconic artist’s enduring influence on music, fashion, and culture.

Designed with Marley’s distinctive style in mind, the SL 72 sneakers feature his image and name prominently displayed on the tongue and sockliner. The artist’s signature is elegantly embossed in gold on the heel, adding a touch of luxury to the design. The sneakers boast a sleek black upper, accented with vibrant green and wine-colored sections along the sole, reminiscent of the lush landscapes of Marley’s native Jamaica.

While this marks the first official collaboration between Adidas and the Bob Marley estate, Marley’s affinity for the brand’s apparel and footwear is well-documented. Images of the reggae icon sporting Adidas attire, including the iconic SL 72 sneakers, have become iconic symbols of his effortless style and laid-back attitude. This collaboration serves as a fitting tribute to Marley’s enduring legacy and his enduring impact on music and fashion alike.

Bob Marley x Adidas SL 72 Running Shoe.

As the release of the Bob Marley x Adidas SL 72 sneakers coincides with the premiere of the highly anticipated biopic, “Bob Marley: One Love,” the intersection of fashion and music has never been more evident. Adidas’ partnership with Marley’s estate underscores the cultural significance of his music and the enduring appeal of his iconic aesthetic.

Amid anticipation for Adidas’ highly-anticipated collaboration with the estate of iconic reggae legend Bob Marley, excitement reached a fever pitch when Zuri Marley, granddaughter of the late musician, teased fans with a sneak peek of the Bob Marley x Adidas SL 72 on her TikTok account. While official details remain undisclosed, the buzz surrounding this collaboration continues to grow.


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♬ son original – tereva


As we embark on this fashion odyssey, let’s honor the profound significance woven into each thread of the Bob Marley x Adidas SL 72 sneakers. More than just a fashion statement, they epitomize the enduring legacy of a musical trailblazer. Step into the rhythm of history, embrace the cultural beat, and let these sneakers carry you on a journey infused with Bob Marley’s spirit. With each step, walk in the footsteps of greatness, leaving your mark on the world. Embrace the harmony of past and present, for in these sneakers, Marley’s spirit lives on.

Fashionably yours, Dr. Courtney A. Hammonds Senior Fashion Editor, Upscale Magazine

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4 People reacted on this

  1. I think people will like them. I look forward towards getting a pair as soon as they become available.

  2. I will buy this product and encourage others in my sphere to do the same
    I hope that adidas will support the Bob Marley foundation from proceeds of sales so the less fortunate can benefit. That was a cause for which this great messenger Bob Marley lived for

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