July 2, 2012 BY Aaron Hope / 24
Instagram just underwent a significant overhaul and its “Fast beautiful photo sharing” tagline has never been more true. You’ve gotta believe that a company Facebook valued at over a billion dollars did their due diligence and worked through tons of user feedback before they implemented the elegant new design, and it seems that adidas is doing something similar utilizing that very service. Three Stripes’ Instagram account posted an image with a note that “Basketball players wore these in the early 90’s,” but one need look no longer than the ’55’s and ‘Mount Mutombo’ on the tongue tag to realize it was actually just one guy. The adidas Mutombo released during the 1992-93 season and brought together one of the NBA’s most unique personalities with the explosion of hip-hop culture and their shared African influences. Their pattern-heavy upper is the kind of thing we’ve seen from Jeremy Scott’s ObyO capsule as well as 2010’s ‘Bin 23′ Air Jordan VII; should adidas add another to that list of tribal throwbacks with a Mutombo retro release? Let us know on the other side and stick with Sneaker News for confirmation and a possible release date.
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NEED these! Bring em out just as they are. RELEASE! ... or ill waive my index finger at you in disappointment. Mutumbo style.
If Reebok can do it, please Adidas you can too . We need these in OG form along with others like Run DMC Eldorado & Brougham line and Patrick Ewing's first signature line the Metro Attitudes, Rivalry, and Conductor hi . WE NEED THESE RETRO ADIDAS WE BEEN WAITING A LONG TIME . JORDAN & NIKE HAD THEIR TURNS IT'S YOURS NOW
YES! Please release these in the OG colorway as above. Don't get cute and change it on us. I'd buy these just to have in the collection. I bet kids would wear them cus animal print is POPIN up right now in stores.
let me see... Air Firce 180 and uptempos and 180 highs, Kamakazi and Shaq, ewing 33 high.... YES PLEASE YESSSS!!! <3
These are really cleanThere's no logo anywhere.. And there dikembes I didn't even know he had shoes out
Hey if Ewing and Kemp can get a retro why can't Mutombo? Honestly if they keep the OG colorway I'd rock em.
I remember a few years ago they had samples for this retro without the Mutumbo insignia and they scraped them. So are they changing their minds again? Either way i'll be copping if they retro and look decent
Sample from 2008 http://sneakernews.com/2008/04/26/adidas-mutombo-...