Debut adidas Skateboarding collection designed by FA and Supreme rider Na-Kel Smith

It was always on the cards, especially following the highly successful pre-Xmas release of the Na-Kel Smith inspired Matchcourt High RX shoe. At first, that particular marriage of skateboard-specific footwear and haute-couture fabrics (Italian velvet no less) seemed a little OTT but given that we've seen those purple numbers out there on the streets in force, he obviously knows what he's doing.

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In line with that success story, adidas have just unveiled details of the debut Na-Kel Smith collection, conceived and designed entirely by the man himself.

The adidas Skateboarding collection takes inspiration from the brand's iconic soccer silhouettes and features everything from a new iteration of the Na-kel Matchcourt RX3 shoe, right through to an apparel range containing everything from the ubiquitous hoodie to socks.

Na-Kel is truly in charge of this one too, with the collection’s primary artwork featuring a repeating character that Na-Kel has drawn throughout his childhood.

“It’s a doodle based off of a younger me. Now, it’s my friend," said Smith.

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The result is a vibrant capsule that captures Na-kel’s unique and animated personality throughout his collection.

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The six-piece collection kicks off with a customized skate shoe from Smith – the Na-kel Matchcourt RX3. Built with a breathable canvas upper and reinforced with a heightened leather foxing that wraps the shoe for durability and grip. The silhouette also boasts a flexible vulcanized outsole that delivers unparalleled board feel and control. A very simple looking revision of an adidas classic with additional functional innovations, sure to go down a storm with fans of low profile low tops.

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The collection is additionally comprised of a hoodie, jersey, t-shirt, shorts and socks — anchored by his original all-over caricature print and colour blocking.

From originality to functionality, the Na-kel Smith Collection is a one-of-a-kind capsule where high performance meets Smith’s offbeat style.

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The Na-kel Smith Collection will be available at specialty adidas retailers worldwide and the adidas Skateboarding website starting March 10.