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Two fashion powerhouses, German and Italian – One shoe.  The next leg of the adidas x Prada partnership, the LUNA ROSSA 21 is here, and it’s a sailing shoe.

As the official sailing boot for the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli team, they’ve taken inspiration from the AC75 Luna Rossa boat and last year’s adidas x Prada collaboration. At first glance itself, you can tell that the pair’s been built for action while you can’t ignore Prada’s Italian chicness. It’s definitely interesting to see adidas, a brand immortalized for their footwear, create a sailing pair, a sport that favors barefooted stability. Somehow, The Three Stripes surprises us again with another unique silhouette.

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There’s two notions at play here – Innovation and sustainability. The Primegreen, used in the shoe’s upper is all about recycled materials which is then complimented by a hydrophobic E-TPU outer shell, providing flexible, breathable support. Incase you’re wondering, yes, the pair is waterproof. The sneaker’s ergonomically crafted EVA tongue and super-soft synthetic suede on the inside are designed for superior grip in every maneuver of sailing. Moreover, the sneaker features a perforated BOOST midsole as well as a wrap-around outsole to provide elevated protection, durability, and freedom of movement.

The specially crafted laces which have been designed to be narrow at the bottom, enabling Speed Lacing, and wider at the top, preventing tied knots from coming open easily during competition. The silhouette then comes packaged in a sleek co-branded box that slips inside of a custom water-resistant pouch-bag. We think the pair is somehow a perfect blend of performance and high-fashion Italian fits. In a certain sense, this might just be the hottest athleisure pair on the market today. But remember, it’s more of a professional shoe than a statement sneaker.

The new adidas x Prada A+P LUNA ROSSA 21  launches globally in a one-off white colorway on December 9th 2020. The pair will be exclusively available at shop.adidas.co.in and comes with a cool price-tag of Rs 39,999.

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Mikhail Gomes
Senior Features Writer
A watch aficionado, Gomes also enjoys learning about fine whiskies, and one day hopes to establish his own menswear label. At Lifestyle Asia India, he writes on watches, menswear, auto and tech.