adidas Skateboarding has revealed the Sabalo Slip’s new limited edition signature colorway, taking inspiration from the personal color palette of the brand’s first female team rider, Nora Vasconcellos. And using the new Spring ‘19 silhouette as a canvas, the Sabalo Slip x Nora looks dope.
Vasconcellos customizes the slip-on Sabalo with purposeful design elements that combine her two greatest passions: skateboarding and art. As a nod to Vasconcellos’s adoration for the color purple, the pig nubuck upper is embellished with a lavender trefoil logo and ‘NORA’ embroidering. Vasconcellos’s own floral-inspired artwork is also printed throughout the shoe’s inner lining. Taking cues from the fisheye lens, prominent in skate cinematography, the overlapping pink and white side panel curves against the shoe’s straight platform, re-defining the look of vulcanized footwear. The new and improved adiprene™ sockliner reduces the impact endured when skating, while the honeycombed Geoflex outsole provides a consistent grip.
“It’s a comfortable shoe that doesn’t choke your foot, but still maintains its structure when skating,” explains Nora Vansconcellos when referencing the Sabalo Slip. “The way it hugs my foot makes it feel as though my feet are being gently carried down from heaven.”
The Sabalo Slip x Nora will be available on the adidas Skateboarding website as well as select adidas Skateboarding retailers for $70 USD.