adidas adidas’ early-2000s Supernova running shoe is taking a trip to space and the far future, taking on two colorways inspired by the weathering they’d receive on another planet for the special-edition COS release.

adidas’ Supernova is a blast from the past, recreating the early aughts model in full detail, down to the adiPrene+ cushioning in the midsoles. The silhouette has seen a number of in-line releases over the past year as well as several collaborative efforts along the way. Now, the design team at the Three Stripes have reimagined the retro model in a futuristic context, inspired by the weathering the shoe would go through if used on another planet. Dubbed the COS Supernova, the first pair in ‘Halo Silver’ is inspired by Neptune, featuring a blue color that comes from the planet’s partly methane atmosphere that absorbs red light spectrums. CH4, the chemical formula for methane, is printed on the toes, while an ‘8th’ label on the tongues points to Neptune’s position in the solar system. Next up, the ‘Aluminum’ color takes its colors from Mars, and the iron oxide that makes up much of the planet’s surface and atmosphere. Once again, the chemical formula (Fe2O3) is found on the toes, while the ‘4th’ label indicates its place in the solar system. 


adidas’ upcoming release of the Supernova inspired by space travel and the distant future are set to release tomorrow, December 20th, 2022. The COS pairs will be available from the brand’s website in both the Aluminum and Halo Silver colorways for $140 each. Check out the official images below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more Three Stripes release news

adidas COS Supernova
Release Date: December 20th, 2022
Price: $140
Colors: Halo Silver & Aluminum