Size and fit

The Adidas Originals by AW BBall Shoes is a unisex model that is exclusively offered in men’s sizes. The gentlemen can choose between sizes 7 to 11.5 while the ladies who want to cop should go 1.5 sizes down from their usual shoe size.

This kick features a textile inner cleatie to provide a sock-like fit. However, most reviewers claim that this cleatie fits narrow than expected and suggested going half a size up.

Adidas Originals by AW BBall Shoes Style

High fashion meets the hardwood court is the Adidas Originals by AW BBall Shoes’ design essence. Designed with a high-top silhouette, this sneaker automatically gives off a basketball-inspired vibe staying true to the brand’s sports roots. Various high-quality textures bathed in different hues provide interesting design details and amps up its overall look.

Notable Features

Apart from this shoe’s stylishly multi-textured and layered upper, it features a wide-set lace-up closure for that adjustable cozy fit while elastic collars help keep the feet in place. Exaggerated tongues add stylish design details that further elevates the shoe’s unorthodox design. Lastly, all these sit atop Boost-equipped soles which add value to this kick and enhances comfort and cushioning.

Adidas Originals by AW BBall Shoes History

Adidas is recognized to pioneer the non-athlete collaboration move that started with Run D.M.C. back in the 80s. Clearly, the brand was thinking way ahead of its time as this marketing/collaborative move is more common today. Some of the most notable personalities that the Three Stripe brand have collaborated with are Raf Simons, Kanye West, Rick Owens, Pharrell Williams, and Jeremy Scott. Alexander Wang, who’s known for his luxurious signature style called athleisure, is another long-time collaborator of the brand.

Wang brought his unique taste to Adidas’ mostly sports-based products and injected his touch of high street luxury into these merchandise giving them a whole new look. The Adidas Originals x Alexander Wang collection creates unisex designs in apparel and footwear.

The Adidas Originals by AW BBall Shoes was first introduced in 2017 as part of the collaboration’s season 1 collection, and the shoe was reissued not long after in 2019. This high-top sneaker is inspired by Wang’s spirit of creative reuse and incorporated deconstructed design elements to the shoe. Check this kick out in the following colorways: Triple White, Black/White/Black, Pink/White, and Off-White/White/Grey/Black.

Additional Info

  • Heel pull-tabs are provided for easier on and off.
  • Perforation detailing on the toebox enhance overall breathability.
  • Perforated upside down Adidas Trefoil logo on the tongues serve as branding and design detail.
  • This shoe comes with a dustbag.
  • The sneaker’s upper is crafted from various leather materials.


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