Summary

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6 reasons to buy

  • Majority of the shoe users commended the Adidas Originals by AW BBall shoes as super comfortable.
  • Several wearers praised the shoe’s Boost technology for its bouncy and comfy energy return in every step.
  • This model’s materials were praised by plenty of consumers for having excellent quality.
  • Stylish was a frequent word used by most consumers to describe the Adidas Originals by AW BBall shoes. Some also added that the design is tastefully unique.
  • Some commended the shoe for its superb craftsmanship.
  • Plenty of buyers deemed this pair to have excellent value for money given its many strong points.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some consumers wished that the Adidas AW BBall shoes were available in more colorway options.
  • Many reviewers said that the shoe is hard to wear due to its tight opening and socklike fit.

Bottom line

Celebrated fashion designer and long-time Three Stripe Collaborator Alexander Wang and Adidas Originals are showing no signs of slowing down as they re-issue the Adidas Originals x AW BBall Shoes from season 1. This sneaker boasts of high fashion good looks and essential comfort and durability while remaining rooted in sportswear style through its high-top silhouette.

The blend of different high-quality materials provide stylish textures and elevate this kick’s value while a unique silhouette adds character to the shoe offering sneaker and basketball enthusiasts a one of a kind rendition on everyday footwear.

Facts

Top: High
Inspired from: Basketball
Collaboration: Alexander Wang
Collection: Adidas Originals
Price: $250
Size
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Rankings

A top rated sneaker
A top rated Adidas sneaker
A popular pick

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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.

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.

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 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.

  • 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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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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