We Want What Shin Sanbongi’s Got


It’s impossible not to like Shin Sanbongi.

The adidas Skateboarding team rider’s effortless style and cruisy lines have made him one of Japan’s most exciting young exports, and he’s rightfully caught the attention of the top brass in both the Three Stripes and Polar Skate Co.

But enough about Shin—let’s talk about us, and how much we want his first adidas rider colourway, the Matchbreak Super. There’s a laundry list of reasons why these are our favourite drop from adidas so far this year, starting with the classic styling and clean lines that fit Shin’s style to a tee. His choice of colours was inspired by the Japanese rising sun flag, and the Adituff toe reinforcement and gum rubber outsole are durable enough to keep in these shoes in heavy rotation all year round.

Shin’s thrashing his new signature Matchbreak Supers daily, so you know the premium suede and full-grain leather upper aren’t just there to look good, but they’ll help you skate good, too (can’t make any promises though). And the good news? The Matchbreak Super by Shin Sanbongi is on sale Saturday, February 8 at Fast Times, U.P.S and other adidas Skateboarding stockists. Nice.

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