May 22, 2012 BY Aaron Hope / 3
During this Olympic summer, we can expect countless red, white and blue sneakers thanks to memories of past USAB glories in addition to the host nation and all the others who have those three on their flags. This latest drop from adidas Originals predates a 40th anniversary celebration by a year, which means the model they’re celebrating is also a senior to the vast majority of the other brands’ basketball shoes, including the entirety of Nike Basketball. The adidas Americana Pack reminds us of the basketball shoe created in 1971 in colors to match the high-energy ABA, a model that by the mid/late-’70s had seen its leather toecap turned to rubber. Fitting, then, that the adidas Originals Superstar is center stage here with three new colorways joining a couple of adiRise 2.0s with the patriotic vibe. These five will arrive at Foot Locker later this week and you can see more images of each pair after the jump.