Don’t know why adidas opted out of vibrant colors emblematic of flags and stuck with their traditional black and white. Perhaps they OD’ed on color for the North American hardcourts?
While Roger and Rafa are wearing bright red for the games (through Nike), the adidas guys (Nole, Mikhail Youzhny, etc.) will wear these adidas Barricade 5 Beijing ($120). They stay with the same simple three-stripe concept for the entire Made for Beijing line. (You know how I like my hi-tops, so archery and boxing shoes are my faves…)
Now, the clothes: See the men’s and women’s tops/bottoms after the cut…
The mock turtleneck is still a great feature on this men’s top, as is the muted cap sleeve on the women’s top. But really, they could have done much better with their pieces of this event. I’m hoping they’ve designed custom kits for each country.