In the interests of fairness, after panning the last sportswear giant x esports deal I came across it is now time to compliment one. Adidas has released a sneaker based on a French esports team, and I like it.
This is the AM4 VIT.01, and it's based on Team Vitality, a French esports organization that has teams in everything from the League of Legends to Counter-Strike to Rainbow Six: Siege .
It's not an entire custom shoe — this is an esports team, not an NBA MVP — it's just a custom color for the AM4, one of the most hit-and-miss sneakers in Adidas' entire lineup.
A futuristic running shoe, the AM4 can and often does look like cheap garbage depending on the design chosen for its knit upper, like this recent Marvel collab, which looks like something I'd get for $ 15 at Target for my six year-old:
Yet when don e right, like the AM4 TKY here, it can be one of my favorite shoes of the last few years:
This VIT.01 is definitely closer to the latter than the former.
The VIT.01 has not just been made for Team Vitality members, it's also available to the public to purchase from the team's website .