Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Adidas Originals Street Party - May 7, 2010
I was fortunate enough to get four invites to the Adidas Street Party that happened last May 07, 2010 at McKinley Hills so immediately I thought of two friends who are usually there for some of our out of town road races (NB Power Run in Clark, Cebu Marathon, Singapore Marathon) and had Per asked them if they wanted to come with. It was a definite "Hell Yeah" from Blanche and Janine.
In terms of running shoes, I favor New Balance over any other brand and have stuck to it since the very beginning. But when it comes to sneakers, Adidas takes my heart and where I spend my moohlah on. This is especially true when they had the Star Wars X Adidas collaboration! Being a big Star Wars fan, I get the best of both worlds with this shirts, jackets and shoes collection. There were times I would drive all the way to Trinoma just to visit the Adidas Originals store and see the latest models.... and wipe the drool off my chin!
Now, this party happened on a Friday night and we were there by 9:00PM with empty stomachs and emptier wallets. Good thing the former can be filled without needing a fuller latter as there were bottomless fishballs, hotdogs and barbeque all throughout the night. You can wash these food down with San Miguel light/ strong ice or even sodas/ water/ iced teas in case you didn't want to get intoxicated.
There was a fashion show showing the latest Adidas trends and had Darth Vader leading the Star Wars exhibit. Some breakdancing... some skateboarding....some drinking... some partying.... This was a street party at its best!
Even with the above mentioned empty wallets, we didn't go home empty handed as all of us got the 2010 Africa World Cup FIFA Mascot as a take home present. And lo and behold, the tag attached to him does not say "Footballer" but "Runner". How's that for awesome!
We also got some free shoelaces from Adidas and tried the very comfy seats of Vespa being exhibited there (for our photo sessions).
All these things were freaking great but what made my day (or night if you want it to be literal) even more complete was the free customization of Adidas shoes. At that time, I had white Superstar Adidas on and wanted something done to it to commemorate this wonderful event. Unfortunately, I had to leave the pair of shoes with the artist and get it a week later.
NO PROBLEM! Without a second thought, I told Per I had to go home to bring a second pair of shoes to which she agreed to accompany me. Janine joined in the joy ride too while Blanche was left with our good friend Mimi (who came with her own group) and her bestfriend Miguel (San Miguel that is).
Back again in 20 minutes for more drinking, eating and chatting with buddies!
Got a massive hangover the next day so forfeited the day's scheduled trip to the gym.
As for the shoes, here is what became of it:
BEFORE (less white as quite old already)
ONE WEEK AFTER
How's that for a customized street party shoe? Just requested date on one shoe and name on the other and artist gets free reign on everything else.
OUTSTANDING!!! THANK YOU ADIDAS FOR HAVING A GREAT GREAT PARTY! I don't think anyone went home with a frown on his face (unless it's the people from the Swoosh brand who were "coincidentally" there too).