Was It For Adidas?


Ah here.

Ronin writes:

Adidas have a collection of St. Patrick’s Day inspired shoes “with festive colours and a clover sign-off to celebrate St. Patrick’s day”.

The clover really makes it ridiculous, and the Irish colours are backwards….

Adidas ‘St Patrick’ Handball Shoes (Adidas)

31 thoughts on “Was It For Adidas?

  1. Paulus

    This regularly happens when a company tries to jump on a cultural bandwagon which is outside their milieu.
    And a clover?
    Rinne siad magairlí de.

    1. millie st murderlark

      Tasteless American tootle-pumpkins for tasteless American rootle-strumpkins.

      (Bodger, I am begging you, leave it alone this once, for the sake of a good rhyme!)

          1. millie st murderlark

            Me too Lushie.

            It was something elegant about twinky pinky and footle-tootle.

            But clearly SOME PEOPLE are no crinkle-pumper-pants.

          2. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

            It made me realise that I pronounce tweetle as twottle and it’s wrong and not as effective.

          3. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

            COME ON! Twot isn’t even a WORD!
            Pack a twoottles. You don’t deserve us.

    1. Starina

      however, that’s peachy orange and minty green, so…maybe not necessarily meant to represent the flag.

    2. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

      Morto too, but if they’re giving them away for free I would take the hit and wear ’em.

  2. Junkface

    The flag is the right way around if you turn the shoe, toes on the left side of the image. Is it not designed with toes to the front? Anyway, shizz looking shoe

      1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

        I thought shizz was sure. Fo’ shizz. I’m trying to remember the days when I watched The Wire.

  3. Murtles

    I’m surprised the didn’t mark “St Patty” on it somewhere. Get outta my field Yank!

  4. eoin

    Cost considerably less than a fiver to make. This range of “handball” shoes sell in the UK for £70, but they charge £110 for these Ivory Coast ones.

  5. Spaghetti Hoop

    I don’t know of one Irish person who would wear their themed Paddy’s Day apparel after the 17th, certainly not a clover on their shoe. Adidas have done zero market research. Some brands get too big for their, eh..boots.

    1. Charlie

      Get yourself down to the Submarine bar next time the Republic are playin. There’s also a few thousand scrotes that would give their left one for a pair of those.

  6. Cian

    The clover is egregious, but the flag is done the correct way for a depiction on a two sided object. Take a look at Air Corps airframes for instance.

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