words // Brandon Richard
Originally made for pro and college basketball players from 1974-1978, the Halfshell is returning as part of adidas Originals' Fall/Winter 2013 lineup.
The Halfshell's shape and design was derived from the iconic silhouette of the Superstar, with the shell toe halved and remainder covered in soft leather or suede. This suited ballers because it aided flexibility while still protecting the most delicate part of the foot.
A more casual-driven sibling to the Superstar, the Halfshell is being made available with uppers made of soft, colorful pigskin suede in classic team-inspired colors like Dark Slate, Black and Forest. Contrast colors applied to the lining give the shoes a collegiate feel.
The Halfshell Pack will be available at adidas Originals retailers in July.