You know what it is. adidas Basketball’s latest collection proudly flaunts its Marvel comics inspiration. Like, peep any pair from the set and it’ll become pretty dang obvious quick. Don’t get it twisted though – instant recognition is a real goal of footwear developers. The “Heroes Among us” pack coincides with THE movie of 2019, “Avengers: End Game” and features both men’s and women’s offerings! Lets take a look at the Avengers themed line-up:
1. Harden Vol. 3 “Iron Man”
James Harden is kinda the NBA version of Tony Stark when you think about it. He has an endless list of weapons at his disposal, he can adapt his tactics to fit any situation and he’s secured the bag! Armor-like detailing throughout the upper nicely replicate’s Iron Man’s hot-rod red & gold exterior. These are lookin’ like a contender for the best Harden Vol. 3 release to date! You feelin’ them?
2. N3XT L3V3L “Captain America”
Catch Steve Rodgers gettin’ buckets in these N3XT L3V3Ls in a Brooklyn gym near you! As the picture above reveals, Captain America’s entry in the “Heroes Among Us” pack is highlighted by a outsole dawning Cap’s iconic shield. A super simple navy sock upper with red and light blue accents rounds out the look. Cap would rock these in real (fake) like, right? We think so.
3. Dame 5 “Black Panther”
Is it just us or does Dame play with Black Panther like agility? With a color scheme reminiscent of T’Challa’s suit from his first solo outing, these Dame 5s come in a black/ deep purple fit for a king. One of the best parts of Black Panther’s super hero suit are the subtle details, and adidas perfectly captured that effect with contrasting upper patterns. Pounce on your opponent with these with Bounce loaded bangers!
4. Tmac 1 “Nick Furry”
The OG behind the scenes of The Avengers had to get an OG model! With a stealthy build centered around various black components, the Nick Fury T-Mac 1s assembles traditional elements (like Fury assembled the Avengers) to create kicks for a super spy director. Both leather and patent leather covers the shoe with minimal white accents. Shiny S.H.I.E.L.D branding (a theme throughout the “Heroes Among Us” pack) on the heel and a patterned outsole wraps-up the look!
5. Pro Vision “Captain Marvel”
Man, adidas been showing the ladies of the world love all 2019. First they vowed to pay their female soccer athletes equally to male athletes, and now they hit us with some ultra dope Pro Bounces inspired by the baddest woman in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain Marvel. These slap with a super clean red/blue/yellow theme that’s truly out of this world (pun intended). Our favorite part of these Captain Marvel adidas Pro Bounces is the textured heel – it gives the mostly smooth hoops shoe great contrast.