Adidas throws sneaker fans into the future with immersive stunt

New Yorkers were treated to speakeasy experience Newsstand of the Future.

Walk around Manhattan’s SoHo district and pass countless tiny newsstands serviced by one person.

They are the staple of New York City streets, but one of them was recently much more than a hole in the wall.

Adidas teamed up with agency Jam3, as well as HYPEBEAST, to turn a newsstand in an immersive experience to celebrate the drop of its newest sneaker range, Ozweego. 

"At Jam3, we strive to create immersive and inspired work," said Jordan Cuddy, executive producer at Jam3. "Being able to collaborate directly with Adidas to design this modern experience for their latest retro-inspired product is something we are excited to promote, to give our own take on what the future can hold for style and technology." 

On August 7, the brand lured superfans to an undisclosed location via cryptic social media messages and threw them into the year of 2048 to celebrate 50 years of the Ozweego.

A hidden door in the newsstand refrigerator led people to a large open room where an imagining of SoHo decades from now was projected on the walls. They then received a special collectible adidas Ozweego magazine.

Golden tickets were hidden throughout a portion of the magazines. Anyone who received a ticket got to redeem a pair of sneakers before they went on sale to the public.

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