adidas & Mark Gonzales
UK retailer Flatspot has recently taken delivery of this adidas Immotile silhouette as part of the Mark Gonzales adidas Skateboarding signature series. The Immotile Gonz is actually based on a performance cycling shoe from the 1970s, and this latest incarnation has been redesigned for skateboarding while maintaining the integrity of the original shoe.
As well as making his name as a pioneer of street skateboarding, Mark Gonzales (aka The Gonz) has established a parallel career as an artist, known for his canvas paintings and customised priest characters. He also has a long-standing relationship with adidas (both as part of the skateboarding team and as an artist), and this Immotile is the latest in a long line of collaborations from the duo.
In addition to the unusual clear outsole element which displays artwork by Gonzales, the shoes also features suede and leather uppers, plus a gold printed Gonzales stamp on the side panels.