Before linking up with New Balance on the “No Emotions Are Emotions” 992, Chicago’s Joe Freshgoods was prepared to drop a collection with adidas. Some mistakes were made by the Three Stripes and the collection never ended up being released.

While the JFG x adidas collaboration was scrapped, adidas ended up making the products anyway. The collection, titled “I Guess I Understand You Now,” will be released by Joe this Friday exclusively in Chicago with all funds going to support Chicago Public School students in need of remote learning supplies (more info on that later).

Joe has already teased some of the items that will be released, such as a towel and crewneck, but he also revealed something that will not be releasing, a sample of a sneaker he made with adidas in 2018. The shoe, inspired by Chicago winters, comes in black and features a suede, Cordova, and nubuck leather construction with grey specks that resemble salt stains.

Check out the unreleased shoe in the photo below and stay tuned for more info on Joe’s Chicago event this week.




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