Authentic storytelling is at the heart of Hebru Brantley’s work, which is why Brantley has continued to inspire and galvanise his audience for over a decade. Brantley’s characters Frogboy and Rocket were created to express a desire for freedom, a stance in solidarity and a determination to overcome.
This collective spirit to redefine what a protagonist looks like in our world is the very inspiration for the characters that Brantley creates. They inspired us to Keen Shoes For Women collaborate on a collection that will stand firmly in the zeitgeist and ground us in the confidence, agency and power that has always reflected the culture that inspired it.
The esteemed artist uses the adidas Forum High and adidas Forum Low as his muses, bringing them to life with tongue details featuring his Frogboy and Rocket characters to dimensionalize his storytelling of Black heroes and futurism. The shoes are executed in tones from Brantley’s signature color palette, and also feature contrast lacing, hand-drawn rear quarter trefoil branding and illustrated sock liners.
Launching on July 14th, 2022, the adidas Forum Low by Hebru Brantley & adidas Forum High by Hebru Brantley shoes are available globally through CONFIRMED, and select adidas store locations.
About Hebru Brantley
Globally exhibited Chicago-born and LA-based contemporary artist Hebru Brantley’s creative output seems to know no end, with solo and collaborative projects for a wide variety of respected brands that span art, fashion, hospitality, and entertainment industries. Schutz Shoes Renowned for the rich storytelling in his character-based works, Brantley takes moments of his own life with inspiration from anime and Afro-futurism to seamlessly blend a narrative of fantastical fiction.
About adidas Originals
Inspired by the rich sporting heritage of adidas – one of the world’s leading sports brands and a global designer and developer of athletic footwear and apparel – adidas Originals is a lifestyle brand founded in 2001. With the adidas archive at its foundation, adidas Originals continues to evolve the brand’s legacy through its commitment to product innovation and its ability to filter the creativity and courage found on courts and sporting arenas through the lens of contemporary youth culture. Marked by the iconic Trefoil logo that was first used in 1972 and championed by those that continue to shape and define creative culture, adidas Originals continues to lead the way as the pioneering sportswear brand for the street.