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Kermit the Frog autographed a pair of Limited Edition Kermit the Frog Adidas shoes in 2011 to be auctioned by The Ellen DeGeneres Show with proceeds to The Gentle Barn.

Adidas-Adicolor-Kermit-Promo-(2005)

Adidas-Adicolor-Kermit-Promo-(2005)

Adidas' Adicolor Kermit promo (2006).

Kermit at Berlin Fashion Week...

...on January 29, 2006.

Adidas is a German sports apparel manufacturer that was founded in 1948 by Adolf "Adi" Dassler, giving the brand its name. It is also the parent company of the Adidas Group, which consists of the Reebok sportswear company, Ashworth, and Rockport. Co-founder Rudolf Dassler later established the company Puma, an early rival of Adidas. The company's clothing and shoe designs typically feature three parallel bars.

2006 line

In late 2005/early 2006 Adidas re-launched their 1983 Adicolor concept, where plain white sneakers were sold in the "White Series," along with several tools with which the purchaser could creatively customize them. Special sneakers in the accompanying "Colour Series" included pop-culture icons on them such as "Kermit the Frog," "Miss Piggy," "Betty Boop," "Mr. Happy," "Trimmy," "Tron," and Muhammad Ali. The "Colour Series" officially hit stores on March 4, 2006.

Special green Kermit the Frog and pink Miss Piggy training jackets featuring the characters were also part of the line. The back of the Kermit jacket reads "It's Not Easy Bein' Green" and the back of the Piggy jacket reads "The Divine Miss P." As with the sneakers, the inside of each jacket showcased sketches of the characters.

Kermit the Frog also appeared in an Adicolor ad to promote the line, shot in winterly Berlin, Germany. For the 4:30 min promo he visited the Brandenburg Gate, adored the Berlin Wall, took a test run at the Olympic Stadium, mused about the arts at the Adicolor Studios, and attended Berlin fashion week on January 29, 2006, where he sat behind British girl group Sugababes. Kermit wore an outfit designed by Michael Michalsky.[1]

Adicolor Muppet products

Adicolor Kermit promo

2011 line

In November 2011, Adidas offered imported Adidas Superstar 2.0 Kermit shoes and adiRise 2.0 Animal shoes shoes as a promotional tie-in with The Muppets.

Beside the traditional three stripes, the green shoes feature Kermit sockliners, the phrase "The Original HipHop," and a Kermit collar over the tongue. Animal's black shoes feature a studded ankle strap, a gold lace jewel with drumstick print, a patent leather accents on strap, heel and 3-Stripes Plush collar lining inspired by Animal's fur, Animal print on the tongue and sockliner, as well as embossed drumsticks on the heel overlay. The shoes were available in men's, kids' and infant sizes. Fozzie Bear and Gonzo shoes available in kids' and infant sizes followed.

2012 line

In late January 2012, Adidas released a series of Muppet t-shirts with stock drawings of Animal, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo and Kermit the Frog. Because the company misspelled Fozzie's name, the "Fozzy - Wocka! Wocka!" shirt was removed from the website quickly after the mistake was noted.

2021 line

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In 2021, Adidas released two different "Stan Smith" branded sneakers featuring Kermit the Frog as part of their "Disney x Adidas Originals" line. The sneakers are made from recycled materials, including the "Primegreen" fabric which contains no newly-created plastic in keeping with the company's commitment to end plastic waste. Additional styles based on characters from other Disney properties β€” including Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars franchises β€” were unveiled on March 23, along with an ad campaign starring Kermit.

In a 1-minute promo, Kermit, sitting on a park bench in a tracksuit with Stan Smith himself, gives a speech about the environmental benefits of "being green," concluding that it's not easy. Smith replies, "But nothing great ever is." The ad uses an audio clip of Yoda from The Empire Strikes Back, and a drawing of Groot from the Guardians of the Galaxy series can also be glimpsed. Kermit and Smith also appear together in three 10-second ads. Bill Barretta conceived, executive produced, and co-wrote the ads, alongside Jim Lewis.[2]

Kermit Stan Smith sneakers

Kermit and Stan Smith promos

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