Another innovative sneaker from the ADIDAS Tubular line, mixing archive elements pulled from retro sneakers, is the Invader. This one is heavily influenced by basketball culture – as it comes in a mid-top silhouette – but is intended for off-court wear. The ADIDAS ORIGINALS Tubular Invader comes with cream/beige suede and synthetic mix uppers, making them semi-vegan friendly. The toecap offers some perforation, a feature that is commonly seen on basketball shoes, however there are no additional panels surrounding the region. Overall the shoe is exceptionally clean and minimalistic. On the back is a rubberized heel strap with embossed ADIDAS ORIGINALS branding.
The sole on this one is pretty unique as its cut into two pieces, usually separated by colors, this time ADIDAS stepped it up a notch and made the rear part in clear gel. The remainder of the outsole is white, adding subtle contrast to the lightweight fashion-forward midtop. These will be available on May 1st.