Finish Line, Lil Yachty Team Up for New Adidas Tubular Shadow Release

Retailer shares exclusive content via social media featuring the artist and highly anticipated sneakers

INDIANAPOLIS--()--Athletic retailer The Finish Line, Inc. (NASDAQ: FINL) has partnered with Lil Yachty, one of the most talked about artists right now and Grammy nominee, for an exclusive digital experience that celebrates the release of the Adidas Tubular Shadow, available online and in select stores nationwide.

“The Tubular Shadow has made big waves in the sneaker community, much like Lil Yachty continues to do in the hip hop community,” said Paul Diehl, senior director of content, social and consumer trends at Finish Line. “This partnership makes perfect sense for our target customer who values authentic style and trend-setting artists. We are excited to bring them this product and content across all our social platforms.”

This new version of the Adidas Tubular pushes the boundaries of style with a light and breathable fabric, rope laces and a low cut design. The simplicity of the shoe makes it more of an everyday staple, allowing incorporation into both fashion-forward and street culture styles.

“My life – and my style – revolve around music,” said Lil Yachty. “I express myself through my music, and it’s also important to express who I am with the clothes I wear, especially sneakers with comfort and colorways like the Tubular Shadow.”

As part of the behind the scenes partnership, Finish Line followed Lil Yachty around his home and in the studio, where he recorded his upcoming debut album. Lil Yachty, who sports the sneakers in the footage, will share the content alongside Finish Line on his social media channels.

“Finish Line is a quality partner and understands the hip hop industry and its audience,” said Coach K, Lil Yachty’s manager. “They have captured Lil Yachty’s essence including his unique style. They showcase why he is relevant to Finish Line customers through their digital brand storytelling.”

More information about the partnership can be found on the retailer’s YouTube channel and details about the Adidas Tubular Shadow can be found on the company’s blog and FinishLine.com.

About The Finish Line, Inc.

The Finish Line, Inc. is a premium retailer of athletic shoes, apparel and accessories. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Finish Line has approximately 980 Finish Line branded locations primarily in U.S. malls and shops inside Macy’s department stores and employs more than 14,000 sneakerologists who help customers every day connect with their sport, their life and their style. Online shopping is available at www.finishline.com and www.macys.com. Mobile shopping is available at m.finishline.com. Follow Finish Line on Twitter at Twitter.com/FinishLine or Twitter.com/FinishLineNews and “like” Finish Line on Facebook at Facebook.com/FinishLine. Track loyalty points and find store and product information with the free Finish Line app downloadable for iOS and Android customers.

Finish Line also operates JackRabbit (previously referred to by the company as Running Specialty Group), which includes 66 specialty running stores in 17 states and the District of Columbia under the JackRabbit, The Running Company, Run On!, Blue Mile, Boulder Running Company, Roncker’s Running Spot, Running Fit, VA Runner, Capital RunWalk, Richmond RoadRunner, Garry Gribble’s Running Sports, Run Colorado, Raleigh Running Outfitters, Striders and Indiana Running Company banners. More information is available at www.jackrabbit.com or www.boulderrunningcompany.com. Follow the latest about the brand on Twitter at Twitter.com/JackRabbit or Instagram via @JackRabbitNYC.

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Contacts

The Finish Line, Inc.
Dianna L. Boyce, Corporate Communications, 317-613-6577

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Contacts

The Finish Line, Inc.
Dianna L. Boyce, Corporate Communications, 317-613-6577