One of the most iconic adidas basketball shoes ever [went] back on the shelves [this past weekend]. The Top Ten, originally from 1979, returns for the first time in years, this time reworked by adidas Originals with a true-to-original shape and feel. Designed as a premium on-court performer for the Three Stripes’ ten best players of the time, the Top Ten was just as important on the hardwood as it was off, where it became an icon of street style—for those that could afford its higher price tag.
To celebrate the return of the Top Ten, Zack Schlemmer (of Sole Collector) posted this original ad from 1980 featuring one of the members of the adidas top ten, five-time NBA All Star Marques Johnson. Peep the OG pair below.
* via Sole Collector