With culture’s current obsession with all things 90s, it’s no surprise that adidas’ EQT ADV line has seen such success from bringing vintage EQT running sneakers up to date with modern styling and fabrication. For the line’s first new release of 2018, the focus shifts from the track to the court, resulting in the first basketball inspired member of the EQT ADV family, the EQT Bask ADV.
Back in 1991, adidas released a basketball sneaker as part of its new EQT line of athletic gear, the aptly-named EQT B-Ball, which was notable for its multiple innovative performance features, including a fully removable neoprene sockliner, a first for the time. The EQT Bask ADV takes this sockliner as the basis for its sleek knitted upper, keeping it in line with the rest of the EQT ADV series, before setting it atop a substantial sole unit that’s inspired by the original.
Meanwhile, an asymmetrical heel cage and wraparound TPU support piece to the toe add striking visual details, and hits of colourful embroidery appear to the toe and heel. The shoe is finished with the signature EQT webbing 3 Stripes that continue into the moulded EVA sole, and are also shipped with two pairs of rope laces – one tonal, one multi-coloured – that let the wearer customise the look to their liking.
A welcome new addition to the EQT ADV family, the adidas EQT Bask ADV is launching in Black and Grey colourways on the 1st of February from Aphrodite Clothing.