Remember the adidas Tubular series? In the months leading up to Kanye’s adidas Yeezy takeover and before the Ultra Boost and NMD lines had truly taken off, the adidas Tubular line was a revitalizing force of the three stripe’s lifestyle footwear imprint. Originally inspired by the 1993 running model by the same name, the Tubular series branched off into the literal, revamping the outsole with a bold oversized singular tube circling around the bottom for extra cushion.
The Tubular was aided by basically any material combination you can think of. Perhaps the most popular of the group was the adidas Tubular X Primeknit, back today with a classic gum sole on the heel that shares a 50/50 split with a more traditional white on the toe. The signature ‘X’ overlay is replaced here with a contrasting Primeknit color in Crystal White or Trace Blue. Check out more on-foot shots below and grab your favorite Tubular X Primeknit “Gum Soles” colorway today via international spots like Titolo.Will KD clinch his first-ever NBA Championship tonight? Chances are the star-studded Golden State Warriors will win another title thanks to Kevin Durant’s MVP-caliber contributions in the near future and Nike Basketball will release a Larry O’Brien Trophy-inspired take on the Nike KD 10. Until then, we can continue to look forward to general release colorways of the refined silhouette designed by Leo Chang.
While the Flyknit offering may look rather similar to the KD 9, the pair does bring forth a revamped ankle and heel construction to make the KD 10 easier to slip into – one of the major complaints with the original KD 9 – while an updated lacing system allows for a more lifestyle-friendly aesthetic and brings better lockdown support to the heel-to-toe Flyknit upper. The KD 10 Oreo option brings the usual black and white speckling to the table with a black overlay, white Nike branding, and a white 3/4 Zoom Air cushioning system. Check out more detailed photos below and grab your pair on July 1st for $150 USD.