adidas is set to revisit one of Kanye West’s most iconic colorways, albeit one from his time with Nike, in the form of an upcoming version of the recently-released Streetball silhouette. Leaked product shots show the adidas Streetball done up in a colorway that is almost identical to the “Blink” Nike Air Yeezy 1 from 2009.
The Adidas Streetball, a ’90s sneaker made strictly for the blacktop, has made it’s return to the retail space, although the kicks look completely different than the original. In fact, the only real similarity here is that the upcoming silhouette bears the “Streetball” moniker.
The revamped Adidas Streetball silhouette appears to borrow design cues from the wildly popular Adidas Yeezy 700, featuring a combination of leather, mesh and suede throughout the layered upper. Additionally, one of the upcoming releases perfectly mimics another of Kanye West’s most popular sneakers – the Nike Air Yeezy 1 “Blink” colorway.
A predominantly black base gives way to dark grey and pink detailing, with a glow in the dark sole completing the nostalgic look. This isn’t the first time that West’s colorways have been reappropriated on different silhouettes. The same happened with the Solar Red and Red October Air Yeezy 2s, as well as the Turtle Dove YEEZY Boost 350 from 2015.
It’s somewhat surprising that adidas has taken a ten-year old colorway from it’s closest rival no less, however, the leaked images got most of the sneaker community talking over the weekend, which may well have been the point.
According to House of Heat, the colorway will be released later this Fall for $120, so anyone hoping to buy a pair (or at least see it in person) will likely have to wait a little before doing so.