JUICE loves our tennis trainers. And this Stygian dark pair of adidas Originals Rod Laver Triple Black got us gazing into the abyss that is practical streetwear, long enough that it gazes back into us screaming “Put down that (approximately) RM410 and order us!” Like the Puma Becker Leather Black, this classic sneaker is named after a Grand Slam-winning tennis champion (twice, to boot); one Mr. Rod Laver. It’s not a case of a brand borrowing a legend’s name for faux-cred, Laver actually wore prototypes of the shoes on court during the 1969 season, the peak of his career — making the silhouette an instant cult classic since then, though it was only officially released to the public a year later. Now, the latest iteration of the understated classic comes in all-black; from the leather to upper to tonal laces to even the outsole.
Just the right amount of black to complement your Rick Owens-fetishising getup.
The adidas Rod Laver Triple Black is available for €99.90 at Allike Store.