As one of the brand’s earliest basketball models, the pair has heavily influenced many a lifestyle release thereafter, most notably the Yeezy 500 and its signature tooling. The upper, however, has yet to be accurately mimicked as its supportive side walls are still unique in its armor reminiscent design.
This unique silhouette is pulled from the adidas FYW archives constructed in a mix of leather and mesh with a bold Yellow cage overlay. “Collegiate Navy” mesh forms the base for layers of “Wonder Glow” yellow TPU caging to give the shoe it’s now-retro aesthetic, while “Cloud White” synthetic leather forms the collar and support. There’s retro adidas EQT embroidery on the toe box, more of the same branding by the collar and heel, as well as Intimidation branding on the webbing strap on the tongue.
Rounding out the shoe is plenty of adiPRENE+ tech inside the sole unit, providing added comfort and stability, and a final touch of “Freddy” branding from the FYW archives printed onto the insole.