Summary

We spent 8.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

5 reasons to buy

  • Most users liked the attention-grabbing appeal of the Adidas Originals by AW Turnout BBall.
  • Many lauded the comfort level of this kick that worked for them for day-long use.
  • Some buyers mentioned the high-quality craftsmanship carried out on this kick, just like most of the Adidas x Alexander Wang collaboration sneakers.
  • Few buyers who like chunky, dad kicks recommended this model to their peers.
  • One online buyer happily shared that this sneaker looks better in the actual than the photos posted online.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The AW Turnout BBall by Adidas Originals has an expensive price range.
  • Buyers can only choose from the limited colorways offered in the market.
  • Few wearers complained that they found this kick a tad wider compared to their other Adidas sneakers.

Bottom line

Also dubbed as the Adidas Originals by AW Futureshell, this model was crafted with modern, unexpected details while keeping the timeless charm of classic Adidas basketball sneakers. Like many of Alexander Wang's designs, the unexpected details on this kick made it very appealing added with craftsmanship and comfort Adidas is known for. Despite its inarguable quality and uniqueness, many reviewers mentioned their disbelief on this bold Adidas pair’s high-rocket price range.

Facts

Top: Mid
Inspired from: Basketball
Collaboration: Alexander Wang
Collection: Adidas Originals
Price: $250
Size
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Offered in unisex design, the mid-top Adidas Originals by AW Turnout Basketball shoes are available in men's sizing 3.5 to 13.5 in medium width. This model has the traditional lace-up front fastening system for an adjustable, snug fit while the padded tongue provides added overall comfort and style. Meanwhile, the pull loop found on the tongue aids in slipping this shoe on easily.

Few buyers found this kick a bit wider; thus it is recommended grabbing a half size down than the buyer's usual size.

The unisex Adidas Originals x Alexander Wang Turnout BBall sneaker features the classic basketball shoe appeal, modernized to suit the modern trend. The 1997's EQT Elevation inspired upper is made of textile and synthetic panels seated atop a thick midsole inspired by several trainers. To further elevate the modern look, Wang's signature branding was laid on the lacing system, quarter panel, and on the midsole.  

Adidas offers this in two neutral colorways - the Core Black and Cloud White/ Core Black, for buyers to pick depending on their penchant. To style this eye-catching footwear, a score of fashionistas can be seen sporting this with their cuffed pants or joggers topped with plain tees and finished off with a sporty cap.  Meanwhile, for a totally athletic look, some can be seen flaunting this with their monochromatic tracker suit.

The attention-grabbing thick rubber sole of the Adidas x Alexander Wang Futureshell gives this pair a noticeable appeal to the majority of the buyers. This element was inspired by several trainers from Adidas' archives mashed up to create a unique design with futuristic guise.

Adidas started collaborating in the decade when shoulder pads, neon clothes, and high socks ruled the fashion market. The brand was the first to partner with non-athletes, aside from athletes, among the known athletic brands in the market.

To keep up with the diverse demand of modern consumers, Adidas has teamed up with several brands, names and retailers found all over the world to come up with unique and fashionable kicks. Some of the most notable partnership of Adidas was with Yohji Yamamoto, Ric Owens, TopShop, Raf Simons, Kanye West, and Alexander Wang, popular for his modern designs.

The Adidas x Wang came up with a complete line of fashion apparel, from clothes to footwear, all displaying unconventional appeal offered in unisex sizing, consistent to Wang's eclectic style. Wang has been consistent in creating a fashion line up that shows a quirky look of some of Adidas' classic footwear silhouette.

  Adidas x Alexander Wang Fall 2018

In Adidas x AW 2018 Fall collection, the duo created a roster of footwear which consists of seven retro silhouettes revamped for the modern market. The brand added details and mixture of materials added with distinct branding of AW x Adidas collaboration. This tandem also added thick midsole while retaining the performance and style heritage. This partnership has been consistent in delivering life to bold models originating from the vault of the Three Stripes.

One of it is the men’s AW x Turnout BBall shoes, which were launched in 2018 that features retro basketball features made of a single-piece upper with mesh tongue and the signature Alexander Wang upside-down Trefoil logo. The midsole which appears to be sculpted took cues from the various models of Three Stripes classic basketball shoes.

  • This pair's thick rubber outsole provides reliable traction on different kinds of surfaces.
  • The inverted Trefoil logo serves as Alexander Wang's signature detail on all its collaborative models with Adidas.

 

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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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