words // Nick Engvall

It might be all the Crazy 8 Retros in the recent NCAA Watch coverage, or all the buzz in the Sole Collector Forums’ adidas Basketball thread; either way, this week’s Eastbay Memory Lane had me digging for some classic adidas Basketball. Of course, most notably from this section of the 1996 catalog is the EQT Top Ten 2000, which will probably shake up memories of Kobe Bryant doing his best Michael Jordan impression back in his rookie season.

A couple of other memorable silhouettes include the Post Up Mid and the adidas Rotation Mid. The Post Up Mid has since made a comeback, although short-lived, in a new and improved design. The adidas Rotation Mid, however, never made its way back since the late ’90s, despite it being one of the few adidas basketball shoes that came equipped with the popular forefoot strap.

Which of the models below would you like to see make a return in Retro form?

Eastbay Memory Lane: adidas Basketball 1996