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adidas Originals Is Ready To Unleash The Rivalry Lo 86

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The 1980’s saw an explosion of sportswear brands competing to outfit the NBA’s best in their on-court silhouettes. Michael was rocking the beginnings of his iconic Jordan Brand, The Swoosh birthed its heralded Air Force 1 construction while Patrick Ewing battled down low in the adidas Rivalry Hi.

Capitalizing off of the wave of nostalgic basketball efforts over the past few years, adidas is now returning to the construction of its staple Rivalry Lo from 1986 in a duo of vintage-hued propositions.

Exposed foam, tumbled leathers and “Sail” shaded soles all harken the game’s feel from decades before, centering on a titular red/white combination alongside a white/grey effort. Color blocked identically, the aforementioned shades lay claim to the sock liner, heel tabs, upper eye stays, patent vamp overlay and adidas branded midsole while the surrounding premium leather enjoys a crisp white base layer. Cream-colored laces in tandem with its matching tread underfoot look to further establish the Three Stripes 80s-inspired color palette whereas old-school basketball branding lays claim to the tongue tabs in conclusion.

While we sit tight on the pair’s potential release date – expected to retail for $110 – enjoy official images of the two pairs of the adidas Rivalry Lo ’86 below in the meantime.

For more throwback basketball-inspired silhouettes, check out the New Balance 550 “Vintage Indigo”.

Where to Buy

Make sure to follow @kicksfinder for live tweets during the release date.

adidas Rivalry Low 86
Release Date: 2023
Color: N/A
Mens: N/A Style Code: GZ2557

North America2023

Where to Buy

Make sure to follow @kicksfinder for live tweets during the release date.

UPDATE (12/10/2022):
A release date has been scheduled for December 15th, 2022.
adidas Rivalry Low 86
Release Date: Dec 15th, 2022 (Thursday)
Color: N/A
Mens: $110 Style Code: GZ2556

North AmericaDec 15th, 2022 (Thursday)