In the 80's, basketball sneakers were being manufactured at speeds of light. Nike introduced the Air Force 1, the Air Jordan 1 was released for the first time, and even adidas joined in the race. Although in 1969 it released Superstar, which became popular the world over, it had to forge ahead, so it released a number of basketball sneakers, including the adidas Rivalry High model, which a few years later received a low version—adidas Rivalry Low.
The adidas Rivalry High sneakers were introduced in 1986, in a blue-and-white version with orange detail, denoting the partnership with Patrick Ewing, a legendary New York Knicks player. The fame of these sneakers did not take long to come about and they became an instant hit not only on the basketball court, but also on the streets. And no wonder. The sneakers have a typical basketball oval toe, a leather upper and, when worn, they strengthen the foot perfectly without added bulk. The simple, timeless design with the typical three stripes on the side only underlined their genius and added to their popularity.
Try them out for yourself! You can never have enough classic sneakers that easily go with everything, so we recommend adding adidas Rivalry Low to your daily footwear collection. They have everything that stylish and trendy sneakers should have—a history, a story and a great appearance.
Suede: leather cut from the back, while the fibers remain on the surface, suede is less prone to damage than nubuck.
Rubber: a material that is very easy to maintain and you will appreciate it especially in rainy weather.