A$AP Rocky Talks About Why He Teamed Up With adidas Originals & Jeremy Scott For His Wings 2.0 “Black Flag” Sneakers

Recently, A$AP Rocky joined forces with designer adidas jeremy scott to create a new pair of sneakers for adidas Originals. Those sneakers, which are called the adidas Originals Wings 2.0 “Black Flag” sneakers, are a fresh take on Jeremy Scott’s “Wings” sneakers. There’s nothing particularly outrageous about the sneakers—they’re done up in all black and, by Jeremy Scott’s standards, are actually quite tame—but they’re going to be must-haves for a lot of sneakerheads out there this fall. So Sneaker News just got up with Rocky to talk about why he decided to collaborate with adidas Originals and Jeremy Scott on the sneakers. You can read the full interview over here. But we’ve included some of the interview’s highlights below…

Rocky on why he chose to work with adidas Originals: “It was just me admiring the brand and growing up on it. There’s just a tradition that I felt comes with the brand.”

Rocky on why he loves Jeremy Scott’s style so much: “He just always thought out the box. Everything about him was just out the box. If it wasn’t extra weird, it was just cool designs. I always like his concepts and it’s always interesting and intriguing.”

Rocky on how he actually came up with the design for the “Black Wings” sneaker: “With this shoe, it was Jeremy’s—it was always out there. He just did some stuff based off or inspired by me and my style and my whole crew in general…I just told him like, ‘Yo, it need Teflon material,’ stuff like that. And he was like, ‘Yeah, we can make that possible.’ He got the closest thing to it and it was just dope.”

It certainly is. The collaboration hits select adidas retailers today, though the “Black Flag” sneaker will likely be hard to get. Will you be trying to pick up a pair?

First there was the exciting announcement, followed by a brief preview of the shoe, now cheap adidas shoes, Jeremy Scott, and A$AP Rocky are ready to release their celebrated collaboration, the JS Wings 2.0 “Black Flag.” One of the most anticipated sneaker releases of this early fall season, the Originals line forges friends from two different worlds to bring forth a shoe inspired by a hip hop artist while crafted by a top designer. Until now, much of what we know about the shoe was speculation. Today, official images and release info have finally been revealed.

This premium all black sneaker celebrates the bond between these longtime friends and takes cues from Rocky’s lifestyle, attitude, interests and personal style. Scott also takes inspiration from Rocky’s Long Live A$AP cover art over the shoe that highlights stars and stripes married to a custom American flag and embroidery throughout. Pried at $250 USD, look for the “Black Flag” available on September 28th at cheap adidas shoes retail stores globally.