Blind Pro Skater Dan Mancina Releasing His Own Adidas Busenitz
Dan Mancina has been on the Adidas team for a while now, and Dennis Busenitz’s run on the brand plus his unstoppable pro model shoe are the sponsorship goals of all time. These two got together for an incredible collab.
Acknowledging Mancina’s impact on the skating community, Adidas honors him with a personalized Busenitz colorway. The Olive suede base, enhanced breathability perforations, and striking White and Red Three Stripes make the Dan Mancina x Adidas Busenitz visually appealing. Gold Mancina branding on the side replaces the traditional Busenitz text, and a solid White rubber sole completes the design.
Pro skateboarder Dan Mancina was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa at thirteen years old, a rare disease that causes the retina to break down slowly over time. While he never fell fully out of love with skateboarding, his impairments steered him away from the sport before re-finding his passion in his twenties.
In the world of skateboarding, Dan Mancina’s story transcends visual boundaries, proving that passion conquers limitations. The collaboration with Adidas not only adds a unique touch to the Busenitz line but also amplifies the inclusive spirit of skate culture. As Mancina continues to inspire, this limited edition release stands as a testament to his resilience and the power of pursuing one’s passion against all odds.
Now, Mancina’s resume includes a following of over 200k on Instagram, sponsorships with Real Skateboards and adidas, and projects centered around teaching and motivating other visually impaired skaters. In recognition of the Adidas athlete and his contributions to the skating community, the Three Stripes Brand is set to release an adidas Busenitz in Mancina’s own custom colorway.
Eyes are first drawn to the tongue label on this pair, which boasts Mancina’s last name embossed in braille. The upper of the shoe wears a versatile olive-colored suede, complemented by white/red stripes and special branding in place of the traditional “Busenitz” text.
Dan Mancina x Adidas Busenitz
Style Code: ID3370
Release Date: January 20, 2024 12:00am EST Midnight (Friday – Saturday)
Sizes Available: 9 – 13Mens