the forthcoming pair maintains a one-to-one build borrowed from the inaugural design from 37 years ago. A plethora of smooth leather panels appear from forefoot to heel, with suede joining the mix at the profile 3-Stripes and reinforcement towards the rear. Trefoil branding on the lateral ankle and adjacent suede swaths around the collar boast a greyscale style that nods to yesteryear, but simultaneously delivers a modern, minimalist aesthetic. Although the sneaker has been replaced by models like the Harden Vol. 5 as adidas‘ top-line performance-hoops option, it features a lockdown strap at the top of the tongue that once delivered an optimized fit to countless athletes.