BSTN and adidas Continue European Basketball Heritage Series With UV-Treated Rivalry 86 Low

Logos change colors when exposed to sunlight.

BSTN and adidas Continue European Basketball Heritage Series With UV-Treated Rivalry 86 Low

European sportswear boutique BSTN and adidas write next chapter of their collaborative European Basketball Heritage Series with an ode to the continent’s most successful hoops squad; 11-time EuroLeague Champion Real Madrid.

The collection most recently highlighted Panathinaikos B.C. and Jugoplastika Split through footwear in 2022, now calling on the adidas Rivalry 86 Low to communicate Real Madrid’s shining place atop European basketball. Cream-colored leather makes up the entire upper and extends onto the lining for a luxurious wear, with Real Madrid’s crest taken in gold on the tongue.

The design’s standout feature, however, is its UV BSTN and Three Stripes logos on the lateral and medial sides, respectively. They transition from white to purple when hit with sunlight, a rare but not unprecedented sneaker treatment that’s always a conversation starter.

As if the shoes weren’t enough, BSTN celebrates Real Madrid further with a limited-edition 160-page coffee table book featuring original artworks, portraits, and words from team members past and present. Dallas Mavericks star and former Real Madrid baller Luka Dončić most definitely deserves a page (or chapter), having broken nearly every record in the book at 19 years old.

The BSTN x adidas Rivalry 86 Low “Real Madrid” is available now from bstn.com, and both the shoes and coffee table book are available from shop.realmadrid.com.

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