Late 90s skate history is known for its aesthetic — a time when on the East Coast spots like Love Park, Flushing Meadows, and the Brooklyn Banks were the epicenter of what was happening and defining a new style of skateboarding. Adimatic was born of this generation and was built by adidas Skateboarding to fit the ask of the skater at the time.
Co-designed by Jamal, the late ’90s classic Adimatic silhouette is revived, drawing inspiration from hip-hop production, sample loops, and his personal affinity for doing tricks involving 360º spins.
The Adimatic is defined by its heavy-duty suede upper, distinct zig-zag pattern at the front and rear, and wide side stripes and laces. Midsole overlays add durability while anatomical flex grooves in the gum rubber provide high flexibility and traction. The shoe’s uniquely voluminous shape has a bold presence reminiscent of its era.
Under Smith’s creative vision, the Adimatic by Jamal Smith features a black suede upper, tonal suede overlays atop a black midsole, a semi-translucent gum outsole, and nubuck stripes in vibrant orange. An ortholite sockliner offers increased comfort.