Bad Bunny’s Latest Adidas Collaboration Draws Inspiration from His Native Puerto Rico

Bad Bunny is giving a nod to his native La Isla del Encanto with his latest Adidas collaboration.

The 30-year-old Puerto Rican Grammy-winning rapper, singer, songwriter and actor’s Bad Bunny x Adidas GazelleSan Juan” sneaker, set for release on Sunday, June 23, features a blue colorway and draws inspiration from the clear waters and blue cobblestone of Puerto Rico’s capital city.

Bad BunnyThe release date coincides with Noche de San Juan, an annual celebration that takes place on June 23 in Puerto Rico.

The shoe was designed to embody “the roots of the island, its culture and its streets,” according to an Adidas press release.

Bad Bunny x AdidasThe Gazelle “San Juan” retails for $140 and will be available at select retailers starting on June 23.

Bad Bunny first partnered with Adidas in 2021.

“I have always loved sneakers since I was a kid,” he said in a statement at the time. “They were the essential detail of the style I wanted and the look I wanted to have depending on what I was going to do that day.”

The statement continues, “It’s something that defines you and at the same time it brings people together. Ultimately, it’s what accompanies you and adds style as you walk the path you choose to take.”

The Bad Bunny x Adidas partnership has produced several sneaker drops, including the Adidas Gazelle Indoor, the Adidas Forum Buckle Low and the Adidas Campus.

Bad Bunny, who closed out his Most Wanted Tour in San Juan earlier in the month, has collaborated with other brands, such as Gucci and Crocs.