adidas Mutombo Running White/Black

adidas presents this latest colorway of Dikembe Mutombo’s signature Mutombo, a tribute not only to the NBA center, but also his Congolese heritage. Unique for its combination of retro drunk aesthetics and african mudprint motifs, the hi-tops are eye-catching with a complex upper consisting of black, red, white and yellow overlays that still allow Mutombo’s influences to shine through. The padded oversize tongue features an African shield graphic that incorporates a ‘M’ and is sandwiched between two 5′s, Mutombo’s jersey number, which also appears on the sides of the collar.

While certainly a refreshing change of direction in terms of incorporating cultural elements into a shoe, this isn’t the first shoe that Mutombo and his Congolese roots have inspired. Until the Mutombo drops, feel free to check out its counterpart, the adidas Crazy Fast Serge Ibaka PE.