Ready to Run

June 2012

SID LEE PARIS | adidas Climacool - Ready to Run


How do we go about re-launching Climacools - pure running shoes - in France to 14-19-year olds, despite the fact that studies show that French teens hate running? By giving them a good reason to run with the Operation “Ready to run.” The concept: each time a teen tries on a pair of Climacools anywhere in France, they have a chance to be chosen to carry out a mission and take part in an extraordinary race in their city. How? Some guys kidnap them in-store, take them into a van, give them earphones and instructions before leaving them to their own devices in the middle of the street, followed by 2 cameras and a drone. They’re given an hour to get to the other side of the city, following athlete Teddy Riner’s (world's judo champion) instructions remotely, taking on a series of challenges that’ll see them immersed in a completely crazy race, during which they’ll interact with adidas stars.

Creative: Sid Lee
Production Company: Astrolab
Director: Julien Rocher
Music: Noisia "ALPHA CENTAURI (EXCISION & DATSIK REMIX)" par NOISIA © 2010 - EMI April Music Inc / Roc Nation Music / The Publishing Designee of Noisia Licensed courtesy of Mau5trap, under exclusive license from Vision Recordings Avec l'autorisation d'EMI Music Publishing France

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kleenex's picture
Activity Score 50502

Well I think it worked.

morse's picture
Activity Score 18024

Very cool. Love the music.

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kleenex's picture
Activity Score 50502

Well I think it worked.

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Nike Diesel
Activity Score 13630

This is really awesome. Sid Lee rocks!

incoming's picture
Activity Score 107

This is a pretty brilliant ad. I love, and took so much from it.

Glut's picture
Activity Score 3935

seems fake for me