adidas never ceases to impress fans with its knack for reviving classics. As vintage basketball styles enjoy renewed popularity, adidas has been quick to cater to the nostalgia, revisiting designs from its rich archives. Among those making a return, we find the adidas Top Ten 2010 "Black Patent," a silhouette that might not be as extravagant as the Crazy IIInfinity or Crazy 1 but is no less important. Its design, embracing adidas' FYW (Feet You Wear) philosophy and adiPRENE+ cushioning system, serves as a testament to the brand's continuous innovation during the early 2000s and continues the legacy of Kobe Bryant, who wore the sneakers during his rookie season.
The adidas Top Ten 2010 in "Black Patent" comes constructed using a mix of mesh, nylon, and leather, mainly bathed in a sleek black shade. Contrast comes in white details that outline the edges of the tumbled leather panel, adding depth and dimension to the design. More white embellishments are noticeable on the adidas branding placed prominently atop the tongue, providing a break from the overall dark theme. Beneath this assembly, the shoe's sole, housing the famed adiPRENE+ cushioning, follow the dark theme by maintaining a black hue that seamlessly transitions to a grippy rubber outsole.
The adidas Top Ten 2010 Black Patent will release in 2023 through adidas and select retailers online and in-store. Available in men’s sizing, the retail price is currently TBA. Keep it locked to our Twitter and the Sole Retriever mobile app for updates on the latest happenings in sneakers, streetwear, and more.
adidas Top Ten 2010 "Black Patent"
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