Ahead of the New Year, Adidas is teasing what’s to come. Official images appear to confirm the brand’s intention to celebrate the 20th anniversary of NBA star Tracy McGrady’s T-Mac 1 âAll-Starâ sneaker, with release slated for next year. Bringing the model back to its original splendor, the shoe features a metallic upper, perforated detailing, and a rubber toe cap, making it unlike anything on the market today – or, in fact, anything. what was on the market when it debuted.
McGrady first showed off his signature sneaker in 2002 at the All-Star Game in Philadelphia. At the time, the Orlando Magic star guard came from signed a lifetime partnership with Adidas, which then marked the most important contract the brand had ever signed with a professional athlete. The release of McGrady’s T-Mac sneaker gave Adidas its first number one selling shoe in the United States since 1996.
Commemoration of the Olympic Games – There is an important story behind the T-Mac model for McGrady and Adidas, which makes the model all the more coveted. The sneaker’s last launch was in 2012 – a nod to its tenth anniversary – and tweaked the original slightly, adding a graphic of the Philadelphia Liberty Bell to nod to the All-Star. McGrady’s game. “2002” was also embroidered on the shoe to distinguish it from its original counterpart.
Adidas’ reissue of the retro sneaker retains the additions of the 2012 model, while staying true to the classic iteration. Dressed in metallic silver, the synthetic upper is complemented by black rubber details, which wrap around the shoe and stop at the toe cap. “20” is embroidered on the side heel, replacing the original T-Mac’s “1” symbol to honor its 20th anniversary. Liberty Bell graphic and ‘2002’ embroidery are seen on the heels while black and blue outsoles complete the design.
Get your hands on the story – The updated T-Mac 1 âAll-Starâ sneaker will likely release in 2022 to align with its anniversary, but Adidas has yet to announce a release date. As a serious event for sneaker collectors, the fall will likely take place on the Confirmed application, with purchases limited by a raffle. It’s unclear how much the retro shoes will cost, but their retail price will likely be considered a deal – the 2012 version is resell for over $ 500.