Ever since its debut in the 1980s, the adidas Conductor has been deeply intertwined with the spirit of New York City> having been championed by Patrick Ewing during his early tenure with the New York Knicks. With a clear connection to Ewing's #33, this hallmark sneaker recently made a spirited comeback as part of a New York City sports-theme adidas Originals pack, further cementing its legacy within the urban jungle. Now, the iconic high-top model is set to elevate its design ethos by adopting a more luxurious aesthetic.
Anchored by a patriotic palette of red, white, and blue, the circa '86 sneaker employs a tastefully muted approach across its predominantly flat leather upper. The subtlety of light grey and cream hues on the sole unit forms a perfect balance with the vivacious "Scarlet" accents illuminating the collar lining, the trefoil emblem, and the suede-treated mid-foot 3-Stripes. Adding an intriguing twist, the upper heel showcases a dark navy blue python pattern, offering a stark contrast against the otherwise light and vibrant elements. A nod to its original hardwood performance capabilities is found in vintage tongue tabs, rounding off the creative mix.
Take a closer look at this adidas Conductor Hi in the "Core White/Scarlet" colorway below, and look for pairs to hit select Three Stripe stockists like BSTN on May 31st.