With all the retro colorways and signature sequels coming out all the time, it might be possible to forget that sometimes sneaker companies actually put out brand new designs. Designs like the new adidas Originals Tubular, a recently introduced model sneaker from the Three Stripes that nevertheless incorporates multiple design elements from other sneakers in the adidas archives.
Those design elements include a heel counter from the ZX Flux and the distinctive sole familiar to fans of the Y3 Qasa, but the adidas Originals Tubular puts its own spin on them and makes them the sneaker’s own. Rounding out the shoe’s visual impression is the more-prominent-than-usual tongue.
You can see what I mean by taking a good look at the adidas Originals Tubular in the short promotional video introducing the sneaker below. Further release details are still to come, but it’s expected to be available from select retailers (including the adidas online store here) before too long.
Here’s the video: