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Sean Wotherspoon’s Most Coveted Collaborations

Sean Wotherspoon Collaborations
James Francisco

The year is 2015, and the world widely embraces the fledgling sneaker movement. Adidas released its coveted BOOST technology integrated into Kanye’s Yeezy and Ultra Boost silhouettes, Under Armour introduced the first two models of Stephen Curry's signature line, as New York clothing and skateboarding nook Supreme embezzles the classic Jordan 5 silhouette.

Considering the difficulty of acquiring limited releases, the resell wheels begin to churn, as a small neighborhood establishment at 202 W. Broad St. has spearheaded the culture in defining what it has come to today—with Sean Wotherspoon at the helm.

Gravitating beyond the transactional exchange, the Round Two Founder amplifies the community’s appeal for vintage apparel and pre-owned sneakers displayed through “The Show by Round Two” series. Transcending his Richmond, VA roots, Wotherspoon injected his vintage and creative outlook through arguably one of the most sought-after Nike Air Max designs in 2017, as his collaborative resume encapsulates an international clientele.

From the Nike Air Max 1/97 to recently dabbling on coveted Three-Stripe silhouettes, we list Sean Wotherspoon’s most esteemed collaborations.

Nike Air Max 1/97 ‘Sean Wotherspoon' (2018)

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Nike Air Max 1/97 ‘Sean Wotherspoon' (2018)

Style: AJ4219-400

Colorway: Light Blue Fury/Lemon Wash

Retail Price: $160

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With the growing popularity of “The Show by Round Two,” Wotherspoon’s eclectic design was cemented in sneaker history, as his Nike Air Max 1/97 model generated a worldwide frenzy during 2018’s Air Max Day. The pair's colorful base breathes 80’s nostalgia—a subtle ode to the artist’s fledging love for vintage Swoosh caps and pre-owned goods through its frayed corduroy design. The 1/97 description deliberately mentions its structure, consisting of an Air Max 97 upper and Air Max 90 air-bubble structured soles.

ASICS Gel-Lyte III ‘Sean Wotherspoon x atmos' (2020)

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ASICS Gel-Lyte III ‘Sean Wotherspoon x atmos' (2020)

Style: 1203A019-000

Colorway: Multi

Retail Price: $165


June of 2020 saw Wotherspoon collaborate with Japanese industry pioneers ASICS and atmos, procuring a multicolored rendition of the ASICS Gel-Lyte III. Commemorating the “30th anniversary of the GEL-LYTE™ III series, as well as the 20th anniversary of atmos,” the pair was constructed as a tribute to the convergence of Los Angeles and Japanese cultures through its distinct mismatched shoes. Similar to Nike’s Air Max 1/97, the pair features a corduroy upper with interchangeable side stripes—peering into the versatility aspect of its design. 

adidas Gazelle Indoor ‘Sean Wotherspoon' (2023)

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adidas Gazelle Indoor ‘Sean Wotherspoon' (2023)

Style: IG2849

Colorway: Ecru Tint/Shadow Navy/Gum

Retail Price: $140


Severing ties with the Swoosh in 2019 (though not permanently), Wotherspoon ventured into other streetwear-related collaborations with Guess and Lacoste before embarking on a Three-Stripe direction. 2023 saw Wotherspoon’s tenure with Adidas, incorporating his vintage-esque flavors towards the brand’s staples. Among the silhouettes, the classic Gazelle received a Wotherspoon makeover with (yet another) corduroy-based upper overflowing with bold palettes and floral motifs that exhibit his influence.

adidas Orketro ‘Sean Wotherspoon Off White' (2023)

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adidas Orketro ‘Sean Wotherspoon Off White' (2023)

Style: HQ7236

Colorway: Off White/Off White/Off White

Retail Price: $160

The newest entrant to the Sean-inspired collaborations, the Adidas Orketro model sits comfortably in the 33-year-old’s vintage footwear-themed capsule, drawing influence from ‘90s runners. A near relative of the 2023 January released “Unapologetic 2000s,” the silhouette garners muted tones encapsulating heavy canvas materials with his peace sign logo and signature embroidered across the toe box, tongue tags, and cork insoles. Its gum rubber outsoles and adiPRENE+ midsole cushioning converge a classic design with Adidas’ fledging footwear technology.

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