June 24, 2012 BY Aaron Hope
The adidas Rod Laver is one of many classic tennis models in the Three Stripes heritage archives, but its distinct toebox, midsole and complete lack of side panel stripes makes it one of the easier ones to spot from a distance. But even with that unique signature, you might make a double-take when looking at this new pair that not only comes in a novel material combo, but also a colorway that’s far from the iconic green-on-white OGs. This new Rod Laver lowtop opts instead of sticking with that time-tested formula, to go with a trendier tonal blend of black nubuck and ripstop, as well as the gum brown outsole that’s been so popular over the past few years. Click through for more images, let us know how these compare to other black Rod Lavers (like the ‘B.B.U.’ Vin drops) and grab yours at select adidas Originals retailers like Oneness.
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