The adidas Busenitz Grey/ Green exemplifies the low-key competence of the Three Stripes Brand
The adidas Busenitz Grey/ Green shows us that within adidas Skateboarding sneakers catalog exist countless classic shapes and innovative designs. A large number of those shoes is rarely thought of when affording adidas its deserved praise. Nonetheless, it’s a fact that they’re responsible for an insane amount of gorgeous and functional designs.
One area in which adidas’s subtle design work excels is skateboarding. The brand’s roster of riders includes a number of legendary names and even recently endorsed its first female rider (Brazilian skater Nora Vasconcellos).
One of the veteran names on their list is Dennis Busenitz. The Cali native has been a technical master of his craft for what feels like two decades. Twelve of those years, leading up to today, are spent as an adidas rider.
Though he’d always had some adidas on as a kid – and undoubtedly thrashed some sneakers as a young skater – the Busenitz Pro is something special. This shoe is modeled after the iconic Copa Mundial leather football boot. Here, we see the upper switched out of its classic look for a suede base.
Another interesting detail is the shoe’s cup sole construction, emphasizing a streamlined fit and board-feel. All of this comes together to make for a highly informed skating shoe. The suede layering on the upper adds some serious durability properties.
In that same mindset, the cup sole build and “geo-fit” design make sure that natural movement is not sacrificed. Even if you don’t quite skate like Busenitz, this model is a true indication of adidas’s timeless design philosophy. Much like the Stan Smith isn’t a strict tennis shoe, the Busenitz Grey Green has the makings of the perfect go-to everyday sneaker.
Out now, get your own pair of this functional yet stylish model – in a sleek Grey/ Green combo at Allike.