The OG Top Ten first hit courts in 1979 on the feet of NBA Hall of Famers like Rick Barry, who helped design the shoe. The name “Top Ten” came from being endorsed by the top ten NBA players of the time. Isiah Thomas even rocked them when he played college ball at Indiana under Bobby Knight. It was known for cutting edge innovations (by 1970’s standards) like a padded collar for support and a herringbone outsole with serrated edges for better traction.
This modern update has a mainly navy upper with touches of aluminum on the piping and serrated borders of the Three Stripes. Detailing includes the “Endorsed by Top Ten” logo on the tongue, as well as “Top Ten” engraved on the lace eyelits.