These Adidas Skateboarding Shoes Got a Luxe Leather Makeover From a Century-Old Tannery

For more than a decade, Adidas Skateboarding has partnered with pioneering athlete Dennis Busenitz.

And, their latest offering re-imagines his signature shoe with rich detail in a collaboration with Horween Leather Co., a Chicago-based tannery founded in 1905. Horween is known for high-quality leather goods production, including the official football for the NFL.

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Adidas Skateboarding’s limited edition Busenitz Pro Horween sneakers; $120; available at specialty Adidas retailers.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Adidas Skateboarding.
The sportswear brand’s limited-edition Busenitz Pro Horween sneakers debuted earlier this month and are available at specialty Adidas retailers for $120.

Designed on the Busenitz silhouette, the shoes feature an American bison leather upper, rich leather lining, waxed laces and a semi-translucent gumsole. Other luxe details include gold embossed branding on the insole.

In 2006, Busenitz’s signature shoe design helped shape the Adidas Skateboarding pro-rider program, and influenced other performance styles in the category.

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Adidas Skateboarding’s limited edition Busenitz Pro Horween sneakers; $120; available at specialty Adidas retailers.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Adidas Skateboarding.

“The Adidas Skateboarding’s 10-year relationship with Dennis Busenitz has been the perfect partnership,”
said Jascha Muller, global sports marketing manager for Adidas Action Sports.

Adidas Skateboarding will launch an event series in collaboration with The Harold Hunter Foundation that kicks off May 31 through June 4 in New York City. In previous years, the memorial event was a one-day skate jam.

The Harold Hunter Weekend honors the late athlete with programs that include art, photography, speaking panels and skateboarding events. Hunter was a skateboarding star who died in 2006, and the foundation is an organization that provides support for New York City skateboarders as well as other services. Adidas is the presenting partner of the Harold Hunter Weekend.

“We believe that skateboarding has the power to change lives,” said Adidas senior communications manager Cullen Poythress. “The Harold Hunter Foundation is a living testament to the positive impact and influence skateboarding can have on the lives of young people, and Adidas is very excited to help drive its mission to empower, inspire and support future generations of New York City skateboarders.”

Click through the gallery to view more images of the Adidas Busenitz Pro Horween sneakers.

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