According to sneakernews.com, Mahomes' adidas Ultra Boost Mid PE is inspired by his high school alma mater, Whitehouse High School.
Inspired by his alma mater Whitehouse High School, the pair delivers a colorway brimming with school pride. The Primeknit shell is hued entirely in the school’s signature scarlet, accented alongside with threads of bright white. The latter matches the Boost below as well as the laces and Three Stripes atop, while the taping across the eye stays and mudguard heavily contrast in their dark black. Robust heel supports follow in the very same neutral, taking little away from the varsity-styled text at the back that spells out Mahomes’ name.
Finished with stars at the instep, the pair can be viewed close-up below. Expect these at adidas.com [and] at select retailers on December 9th.
Mahomes was asked about the shoe in a press conference with members of local media on Wednesday and gave some inside information on the collab, while noting that a signature shoe may still be down the road.
“It’s not technically my signature shoe," Mahomes said. "That’s something that I will hopefully be able to work with adidas and get my own type of shoe and stuff like that. It is a collaboration that I’m doing with adidas. It’s my hometown Whitehouse Wildcat colors of our own type of Ultraboost and I’ve already gotten a pair, and I mean they’re sweet, they’re comfortable, you can go out there and look cool. Hopefully this is just the start and we’ll get to collab more and more, then eventually I’ll get my own signature shoe and hopefully that’ll be something pretty sweet that I’ll have forever.”
Sneakerfreaker.com provided some more information on the specific type of Ultraboost that Mahomes' name and school colors now cover.
The UltraBOOST Mid is the less commonly seen variant of the wildly popular UltraBOOST runner. With more real estate to work with, the Primeknit uppers feature a mixed weave of maroon, black and white to correspond with Texas Tech’s university colours. Because of its stretchy, sock-like fit, there is minimal hardware required on the uppers. Aside from the external heel counter, the eyestay, mudguard, and toe cap reinforcements are welded straight into Primekit. Contrast white tongue loops, laces, and pull tabs match the pure white BOOST soles. Mahomes’ name is printed in collegiate-style font onto the heel tab, and stars on the tongue loops for a custom finish.
This isn't the first time Mahomes and adidas have collaborated, as the three-striped company dropped "Showtime Mahomes" in September 2019.
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