For fans of Wes Anderson’s cult classic 2004 film “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou,” a formal release of the Adidas sneakers featured in the movie has been a long time coming.
In the decade-plus since the film hit theaters, there have been petitions calling for Adidas to release the shoes, dedicated Etsy stores with DIY versions and even a limited-edition hand-painted release from Anderson’s own website.
But according to Sneakers.fr, an official version of the Adidas Rom “Zissou” sneakers was finally released this month, albeit quietly and without the immense hype that often accompanies a limited drop of this kind.
It went down at the We Love Green festival in Paris, which featured performer Seu Jorge. The Brazilian musician acted in the film and also contributed music to its soundtrack.
The Adidas Rom “Zissou” is a nearly identical replica of the style featured in the movie, which stars Bill Murray. It features a white leather upper with blue and yellow accents, a gray suede toe cap, gum rubber outsole and, of course, gold foil “Zissou” branding.
According to reports, only 100 individually numbered pairs of the coveted sneakers were produced. The shoe is not expected to be offered at retail.