Back in January 2022, Gilbert Arenas’ first signature shoe, the adidas Gil Zero, made its first retro return. Expanding on its “Restomod” lineup, SLAM Magazine will be releasing their own colorway nodding to the 2008 collaboration with adidas where the sports magazine designed their own Gil II Zero.
It was a design inspired by the cover of SLAM Magazine where Arenas posed shirtless showing off his tiger chest tattoo, which was used as inspiration on the shoe.
This offering of the adidas Gil Zero Restomod “SLAM” keeps most of its original design such as the Orange patent leather, Blue tiger stripes, and tiger graphic on the tongue. Other details includes “MY SWAG IS STILL PHENOMENAL” embossed on the medial strap, nodding to the OG pair that had “MY SWAG WAS PHENOMENAL” debossed on the heels.
adidas Gil Zero Restomod SLAM Release Date
Look for the adidas Gil Zero Restomod “SLAM” to release on August 1st at select retailer and adidas.com. The retail price tag is set at $150 USD.
Color: Team Orange/Core Black-Bold Aqua
Style Code: GY6481
Release Date: August 1, 2022
UPDATE 8/1: adidas has officially released the Gil Zero Restomod “SLAM” colorway, which is available on adidas.com.
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