Pop culture runs deep in everything BAIT touches, from graphic tees to sneaker collaborations. And while they’ve been stocking up on One Piece and DBZ collectibles for quite a while, Japanese media rarely bled into their work as often as they did last year. With the help of adidas, the store has paid homage to a number of beloved series – such as Cowboy Bebop and Initial D – and they’ll soon be paying homage to a much newer but equally famous icon: Attack On. Titan.
Now that Part 2 of the final season of Attack On Titan has aired, the anime adaptation is coming to an end, with nine chapters to adapt. In commemoration (and to avoid any major spoilers), BAIT goes much further back in history, when Eren Yeager, the series’ MC, took on the Colossal Titan. This encounter is depicted on the insole of the capsule’s UltraBOOST as well as the accompanying skateboard, tote bag and apparel.
Along with the graphic-adorned insole, the aforementioned UltraBOOST models its exterior after the Colossal Titan himself. Arguably one of the most memorable antagonists – as well as one of the first – the sixty-meter-tall figure has no outer skin, his tissues and muscles are completely exposed. This serves as the main inspiration for the design, with the shoe’s upper mixing a dark blood red base with bone-colored detailing along the laces, three-stripes, lining and sole.
For a closer look at the entire BAIT x Attack On Titan x adidas collection, see below. If you want to buy a pair, the raffle is ongoing via baitme.com. Winners will be notified on Saturday, April 9.
BAIT x Attack On Titan x adidas UltraBOOST
Release date: April 9, 2022