Seventh grade Alexis couldn’t be more excited to announce:
I recently received the news, and I’ve been waiting to finally share it with all of you!
My favorite shoes in middle school were my white adidas Gazelles with metallic silver stripes. I wore those shoes until they had a huge hole in them, and I had no shame! That same year, I also received a pair of adidas slides – you know, the ones with the bumps on the footbed? – and I wore those up until about five years ago. I’m not going to tell you how many years that was, but I will tell you that I should have retired them and performed an upgrade at least a decade earlier.
In college, adidas was our sponsor when I played volleyball at both Rutgers-Newark and Long Island University-Brooklyn (I transferred from Rutgers after my freshman year to play Division I volleyball). We were absolutely swagger out in adidas when I was at LIU! From socks and sports bras to warm-ups and shoes, I had all adidas everything! In fact, I still wear a couple of my spandex shorts from those days. (I should probably retire those too, but I’m mostly impressed that I can still still wear them!)
I am really excited about this opportunity for a number of reasons, the main ones being that I’ve been a lifelong adidas fan, they’re making huge environmental sustainability efforts, and they’re’ committed to creating more opportunities for people of color within their corporate climate. This is a great time to start working with them, and I’m excited about these initiatives.
Anyway, I just needed you all to know that I am so hype about this. You’re about to see me adidas-ing it up a lot around here! Stay tuned!