Making a bold statement through an OG shape and OG materials, these Nizza Hi RFS x Na-Kel Shoes have been designed in collaboration with American skateboarder Na-Kel Smith as part of the adidas Rider Series. Taking inspiration from classic basketball shoe design from the 1970’s, the hi-top silhouette provides ample support whilst increasing the designs high impact look. Durable hairy suede has been selected for the uppers, dyed to a spring green colourway with deconstructed minimal padding at key areas. Around the front of the toes an additional suede cap has been added to increase durability, whilst colour matched cotton laces above provide a secure fit. Whilst branding has been kept to a minimum across the uppers, a woven adidas trefoil logo has been added at the top of the tongue and along the back of the heel a pull tab features a black cheetah print design. A custom cheetah print sockliner has been inserted inside the shoe which ties in with the theme throughout this collaborative adidas x Na-Kel range. As a special touch, a pair of Nak-art decorative pins accompany each pair.
Tying in with the colour pop aesthetic, the crisp white outsole has a slim light pink foxing tape line along its top edge and an additional rubber panel around the front of the toes with a textural surface, which works towards an abrasion resistant finish. The matching tone tread design features a textural pattern with multiple pivot point circles which aid reliable traction across a variety of terrains. Dropping as part of the adidas rider series, this collaborative Na-Kel Smith design incorporates the rider’s creative style within a classic basketball silhouette.
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