EA and adidas have teamed up to give you the best possible shoes to “run” in while playing Need for Speed: The Run. I’m a fan of shoes as you may well know and I must say … I want a pair! I have a similar pair from Aldo but there’s nothing like another pair eh?
“Our goal with Need for Speed is to be more than just a videogame franchise, as we view ourselves as a leader in youth and automotive culture as well. adidas is one of the biggest lifestyle brands in the world and we couldn’t be more excited to partner with them on Need for Speed The Run,” said Kevin Maher, Senior Director of Marketing at EA.
“When we heard about Need for Speed The Run, we felt like it was a great fit with our brand and our core consumer, as Need for Speed shares our same vision of striving to be the leading lifestyle brand in their respective industry,” says Simon Atkins, head of Sport Style Division at adidas North America.
Take a look at the shoes after the break.
The Need for Speed The Run and adidas Originals promotional events kick-off on October 12 in Chicago. 50 pairs of the limited edition Need for Speed The Run Top X shoe will go on sale October 10 at the adidas Originals Chicago store. The first ten consumers to purchase a pair will get a ticket to the exclusive kick-off event at the store on October 12*. Headlined by DJ Neil Armstrong and Kids These Days, guests will also be able to get an early taste of Need for Speed The Run, playing as Jack Rourke in the race to be first to New York, equipped with the classic adidas Superstars.
The next event will be in San Francisco on October 27at the adidas San Francisco store. An additional 50 pairs of the limited edition shoe will go on sale October 22at the store. The first 20 consumers to purchase a pair will get a ticket to the exclusive event at the store on October 27headlined by Mick Boogie*. It all culminates in New York on November 15 to celebrate the game’s launch.
* While supplies last. Must be 21+. Transportation to and from event not included. Additional conditions and limitations may apply. See retail store for details.