adidas Basketball looks to close out 2018 with a bang as it just officially unveiled its Marquee Boost, Pro Vision and N3XT L3V3L featuring the new Lightstrike cushioning.
While 2018 has been slow for adidas Basketball, the Harden Vol. 3 wound up being one of the best basketball shoes of the year. Looking to maintain its current momentum, adidas Basketball just official unveiled its latest lineup of basketball footwear and we’re excited for all of it.
Built for gameday and any day, the Pro Vision is constructed with a ripstop midfoot cage and tailored performance collar for flexible stability and comfort. A full-length Bounce midsole delivers responsive cushioning while a herringbone traction pattern ensures unrivaled grip, no matter the court surface.
“With this collection, we looked to the basketball consumer themselves to tell us what’s most important, and then worked tirelessly, creating hundreds of prototypes to perfect our designs and create something that’s never been done before, but is still undeniably adidas,” said Denis Dekovic, Creative Director at the adidas Brooklyn Farm. “For Marquee Boost and Pro Vision, we looked to past icons for inspiration, but with N3XT L3V3L, we took fundamental insights to create an icon for the future that will inspire younger generations to play. That emotional response from the kid is what we design for.”
Designed in both a low and mid version, the Marquee Boost is the most comfortable shoe in the game; inspired by adidas icons from the past, but designed for the future. The silhouette is built with full-length Boost cushioning for all-day comfort, a padded ankle collar for support and a herringbone outsole for durable traction.
Combining aesthetic with performance like never before, the N3XT L3V3L is the first-ever laceless basketball shoe from adidas that’s been perfected for on-court play. Shaped by a full Primeknit upper for unparalleled lockdown and comfort with no strings attached, the N3XT L3V3L is engineered with a lateral banking barrier for midfoot stability and targeted support when the game is at its toughest.
The N3XT L3V3L is also the first shoe to feature LIGHTSTRIKE, a new super-light midsole that provides the perfect balance of lightweight cushioning and on-court responsiveness. Created from fundamental consumer insights and a true need for innovation, LIGHTSTRIKE gives players full movement support and improved step-in comfort without any extra weight. The new midsole was created exclusively by adidas Basketball, making it perfectly tuned for explosive movements, lateral quickness and the demands of the game. The combination of this lightweight midsole with the first completely laceless upper in the market showcases the brand’s vision for future of the basketball.
Its latest footwear collection will be ready for the upcoming Spring/Summer 2019 season. Born from Brooklyn and inspired by collaborative conversations with athletes in New York City, the collection is designed to lead basketball’s ongoing evolution and push boundaries to enhance the future of the game.
The N3XT L3V3L ($180), Marquee Boost (Mid, $130 and Low, $120), and Pro Vision ($100) will be available for 24-hours on December 1 at adidas.com/basketball, with additional pairs of Marquee Boost and Pro Vision dropping on December 2.