Fieg took to Instagram to unveil the new Kith x Adidas Terrex Agravic GTX sneaker.
Lately, the over-the-top, attention-grabbing sneaker isn’t quite enough. No, now the extra-extra sneaker trend has gone hiking. Between ROA’s ultra-stylish ripstop versions, Salomon’s classic mountain shoes, Nike’s revived Air Humara and Balenciaga’s brand new trail runner, the hiking shoe is slowly but surely infiltrating the world of menswear. Now, the patron saint of sneaker collaborations, Ronnie Fieg, is teaming up with Columbia, the longtime purveyors of sporty-dad style, to release a colorful version of the—deep breath, because it’s a mouthful—Adidas Terrex Agravic GTX.
If you haven’t heard of the Terrex Agravic GTX before, that’s because it’s a hyper-technical and relatively niche trail running shoe—not quite as popular with sneakerheads as Yeezys or Ultra Boosts. Ronnie Fieg is known for digging deep into a given company’s sneaker archives and updating less-famous silhouettes, a move that first got him recognition a decade ago when he put his spin on the Asics Gel-Lyte III. The GTX is built with a Gore-Tex-lined upper (that means weatherproof), and features a special grippy Continental rubber (the stuff they make tires out of) outsole for increased traction on slippery outdoor surfaces. Fieg has given the sneaker a bold mix of neon colors—and, of course, some strategically placed Kith logos. The exact release details for this sneaker haven’t been announced just yet, but you can always pick up the Terrex Agravic GTX in a variety of colorways from Adidas directly or likely find a pair at your local sporting goods store. (It just won’t have that coveted Kith logo, though.)
The ultra-techy look of these shoes—and their out-there colors—make them a perfect addition to the more-is-more wave in menswear. And if you’re feeling the sneakers, there’s also an accompanying Kith x Columbia collection of jackets, pants, and more to go along with colorblocked kicks. Who knows? You might even go hiking in them.