It's easy to appreciate handball's technical footwear even if you've got absolutely no clue as to what the sport actually involves.
adidas brought back their key 1970s handball model – the Handball Top – in its OG colourway this past October. Thanks to its simple colour scheme, an attractive gum sole, and the surprising ease with which it sidled into our existing wardrobes, the Handball Top provided the 70s sneaker nostalgia we didn't know we needed.
The archival kicks have now caught the attention of UK's size?. The retailer's ongoing relationship with the Stripes sees them regularly dig into adidas archives and resurrect sneakers many of us had forgotten (or never knew about).
The adidas x size? Handball Top features a spectrum of the classic 'Original Blues' that were splashed all over the Stripes' products in the 70s and 80s. Its leather upper is broken up by suede panels, striking white stripes, and bold adidas branding. Furthering size?'s commitment to honouring the shoe's heritage, the original lightweight gum sole has been retained.
Whether you're clued in or clueless when it comes to the game, now's your chance to jump onto the Handball sneaker trend before everyone else does. You heard it here first: we're predicting that this streamlined silhouette is going to be big in 2018.