adidas Top Ten Low

  • MADE ON: --/07
  • ART.NO: 029671

These Top Ten Low’s are inspired by some of the NBA’s mascots. Originally released in 1979, the shoe has been extensively re-worked since then, creating a smooth, streamlined silhouette.

The pastel purple upper is littered with quarter-sized tiger, eagle, bear and lion faces, printed cartoon-style in glow-in-the-dark ink. Slightly darker purple side stripes overlap and cover up the patterns, allowing the infamous three stripes to be seen in the dark as the shoes glow.

The ankle collar is decorated in the typical Top Ten fashion with a thin piping of black leather between the heel patch’s lower and upper sections; the leather extends up to a white rim around the collar. A plush white leather tongue and mesh fabric sock liner make these Top Ten’s extremely comfortable to wear. They are decorated with a black square on the tongue, which reads ‘adidas Top Ten’ and depicts an illustration of the eagle in purple.

The shoes come with white laces and go with a matching Top Ten NBA hoodie.

written by Dylan Cromwell

photography by Harold Kohn