This Throwback-Inspired Adidas Basketball Sneaker Is Hitting Stores Soon

The New York Knicks may not be having the best season (the team holds a 10-33 record as the 2018-19 season nears its halfway mark), but Adidas has set out to remind us of the Knicks’ glory days. Throwing it back to the height of New York basketball, Adidas and designer Eric Emanuel has revitalized a classic basketball sneaker famously worn by legends of the past that will be made available to the masses.

Adidas Rivalry Hi 'Knicks'
The medial side of the Adidas Rivalry Hi.
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Adidas Rivalry Hi 'Knicks'
The top view of the Adidas Rivalry Hi.
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Known as the Adidas Rivalry Hi, the latest re-issue stays true to the original silhouette. Dressed in a popular colorway amongst New York natives, the ’80s-style high-top features a white-based premium leather upper with blue and orange details that are seen on the Three Stripes branding on both sides, the toe box, on the ankle collar and tongue.

Adidas Rivalry Hi 'Knicks'
The front view of the Adidas Rivalry Hi.
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Adidas Rivalry Hi 'Knicks'
The heel of the Adidas Rivalry Hi.
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Adidas Rivalry Hi 'Knicks'
The outsole of the Adidas Rivalry Hi.
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The biggest difference with the 2019 version compared to the original release is the redesigned Adidas basketball logo, which replaces the classic ’80s logo on the tongue. The trefoil branding is also seen printed on the heel.

Of course, this isn’t the first time the Adidas Rivalry Hi has seen a re-release: A collab with designer Eric Emanuel in late 2018 started the resurgence of the vintage model. The Adidas Rivalry Hi will be available starting on February 8th and will retail for $110.

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