adidas has a long history in the world of sports, particularly in basketball shoes. One of their iconic designs from the mid-80s, the Rivalry silhouette, is making a nostalgic comeback. The adidas Rivalry 86 Low “Class of ’86” pays homage to basketball culture while embracing its transition into a lifestyle icon.
The shoe features a sleek black and green color scheme, reminiscent of the vibrant fashion of the era. The addition of creamy accents on the tongue adds a subtle variation in color, providing a softer visual touch. The leather overlays on the upper are deliberately aged, with wrinkles and cracks that give them a storied past.
The suede Three Stripes on the side of the shoe add a tactile quality with its short-haired texture. To commemorate the shoe’s heritage, there is luxurious metallic gold ’86 branding on the lateral heel, while the elegant cursive script on the insole proudly displays “Class of ’86.” The design is completed with a creamy midsole and outsole that mirror the vintage-inspired tones of the upper.
The adidas Rivalry 86 Low “Class of ’86” is set to release on November 10, 2023. It will be available in men’s sizing and retail for $120. You can find it through adidas and select retailers both online and in-store. For real-time updates on this release and other sneaker news, you can download the Sole Retriever mobile app.
Color: Core Black/Green/Cream White