Gradually becoming one of adidas’ most consistent collaborators, professional skateboarder, rapper, and actor Na-Kel Smith is building up quite the resume when it comes to his Three Stripes’ joint projects. Having already worked on several silhouettes including the Matchcourt RX3, 3ST.001, and the Nizza, the multi-talented creative has now been given the opportunity to put his design touch on the classic Rivalry Hi OG. Smith reworks the retro basketball silhouette with features more aligned with a skateboarder’s needs by structuring the upper with a combo of suede and synthetic for reinforced durability, as well as die-cut insoles and a sticky rubber outsole that provides enhanced grip for all of your kick-push activities. In relation to color, a combination of yellow and green (a two-toned palette featured on his 2018 collabs) arrive solely on the upper with the former touching on the stripe branding and laces, and the latter infusing the ankle panels. In addition, the tongue insignias come packaged with a remixed version of its traditional basketball logo that now spells out “na-kel” in throwback font. Looking to pick up a pair? These swill be dropping this Saturday, January 18th exclusively at the skate shops listed here below for a retail tag of $110 USD.
Na-Kel Smith x adidas Rivalry Hi OG
Release Date: January 18th, 2020
Style Code: FX2550
303 Boards, 35th North, 510 Skate Shop, Active Ride Shop, Alumni, Black Sheep, Boarders, Clockworkd Skateshop, Cal Surf, Central Skatebaording, Clockworkd Skateshop, east 4th, Cowtown Skateboards, CCS, Tactics, Fucking Awesome, Maven, Holistic Skateshop, Homegrown Skateshop, KCDC Skateshop, Labor Skateshop, Legends Boardshop NJ Skateshop, Home Skateshop, Ambush Skateboarding, Orchard, PLA, Premier, Pro Skateboard Shop, Rukus, Seasons Skate Shop, Skate Warehouse, The Market Skate Shop, Skatepark of Tampa, Civil, Stratosphere Skateboards, Supreme, Kingswell, Theory Skateshop, Underground Skate Shop, Uprise, New Yak City, Xtreme Boardshop.
Sevenply, Ben G, Lockwood, Skatestore Rotterdam BV, Olliewood
Wall Street Skateshop, Riot, VEGA
Rufus, Welcome Skateboarding
Flatspot, Route One, Slam City Skates, Note, Welcome Leeds, Pretend Supply Co, Surfdome, 7PLY
SHRN, Bonkers, Arrow & Beast, Civilist, SkateDeluxe
1991 Skateshop, Evolve Skate Store, Fast Times Skateboarding, Locality Store, UPS, Beyond Skate
Savour (Korea), 8five2 (Hong Kong)