I bought these shoes because I was trying to jump on the Adidas bandwagon while still trying to find a pair of unique, durable, and timeless footwear.  What I love about this shoe’s design is that it takes a classic, 90s style and abstracts it.  Unlike some of their other models that simply add boost soles to classic styles, this shoe’s features are more deconstructed and abstracted, for example, the white stripes on the side are actually nylon bands connected to the laces that run vertical support down the sides.  The inner sides also have a rigid, plasticized strap connected to the laces for extra support.  In all, these shoes are designed to be even more supportive than their original incarnations, and they achieve both a retro and futuristic look.