adidas Americana Lux ‘Snakeskin’
- MODEL: ADIDAS AMERICANA LUX
- PACK: ADIDAS AMERICANA SNAKESKIN
- TYPE: BASKETBALL
- MADE IN: CHINA
- MADE ON: 06/06
- ART.NO: 659828
The adidas Americana, first worn by players in the ABA during the 70s, is re-released in a luxury version, nearly entirely covered in a snakeskin effect.
The toe box and upper are made of all black scales while the three stripes and tongue are lined with an organic mixture of greens and browns. On the tongue is a cartoon king cobra, reminiscent of a 70s sports team’s logo, with the ‘adidas Americana’ text accompanying the trefoil logo.
The silhouette is completed by an all-white sole and leather inner lining. They come with bright green laces that match the heel trim and also include a second pair of black laces for a more subtle look.
The shoes have quite a firm fit for a luxury release. Built reasonably stiff, these shoes feel great once they’re broken in.
written by Dylan Cromwell
photography by Harold Kohn