Anyone else picturing the entire England squad, led by David Beckham, arriving at the arena at the 1998 world cup in a full team tracksuit and these bad boys on feet? Yeah, me too. That vibe is exactly what adidas wish to recreate with this reissue of the FYW 98 — an oft-forgotten classic from the Three Stripe archives.
I don’t even know where to begin on this sneaker, because there’s so much going on, yet still, it’s a work of maximalist art. Here, you’ll see multi-layered nylon uppers overlayed again by leathers on the profile and heel — the former coming loaded with protruding Three Stripe plastics. Period-perfect Neoprene liners go perfectly with the oh-so-90s chunky white midsole, and the pair is complete with one of the most ludicrous outsoles you’ll ever see.
Fans of the late-90s performance sneaker can find these available right now, right here on adidas.com for $110.
I’m about to pick up my pair, dust off the Nintendo 64 and pop in FIFA ’98 (still the best FIFA ever made!)
adidas FYW 98
Style Code: FV3910
Color: Cloud White/Dark Blue/Solar Yellow