If you follow Gino Iannucci on Instagram you will have noticed something interesting about his footwear when he announced his brand Poets’ Fall Collection. Gino, who has been with Nike SB for the best part of two decades was noticeably wearing Adidas sneakers much to the confusion and intrigue of the skateboarding community.
In the skateboarding industry if you are sponsored by a shoe company it is usually sacrilege to be seen sporting another brand of footwear. Given that it is Gino, he may just be the only skateboarder who could perhaps get away with this move, however it appears he has now actually left Nike SB to join Adidas. Gino has now removed Nike SB from his Instagram bio and in a recent interview for Parade with Anthony Pappalardo, Gino can be seen in a photograph proudly sporting the three stripes. Lucas Puig, a long term Adidas Skateboarding rider, also took to Instagram to display his delight at seeing the Long Island native in a fresh pair of Adidas Samba. Gino just last year had released a collaboration shoe with Nike SB and his brand Poets which pretty much sold out inside twenty four hours.
In the Parade interview with Gino, Pappalardo asks him if he has been skating much recently to which he replies, "That's one thing i haven't been doing much of either. Something's just missing right now." Watch this space for a potential Gino signature shoe on Adidas.