For the younger #sneakerholics before the days of the CD’s or *gasp* MP3’s, music was put onto a record. The record was not a disc that DJ’s used to mix but had two sides of songs on it. The top, the a-side, generally held the more popular choice from the company, while the bottom, the b-side, was the music thrown in to fill up space. But many times the b-side was just as good, if not better than the original. So goes the case with UNDFTD’s 2011 rendition of the adidas Originals Top Ten Hi.
UNDFTD x adidas Originals Top Ten Hi “B-Sides” uploaded by smokealot75
The original UNDFTD build was created with the help of Estevan Oriol in 2008 and released in limited amounts, quickly tripling in value on the resale market. The look of that Top Ten Hi, which is currently missing from the wikipedia, was white based with metallic gold highlights, gum soles and textured uppers. The 2011 rendition looked to at least match and hopefully one-up the original with its look. Very much an inverse of the original the most current build featured a black leather body in the same pebbled texture, this time with gold accent. The gold theme continued onto the liner and part of the tongue branding. The classic white adidas stripes were added along with a white midsole, but finished off with a translucent outsole to bring it over the top.
Finishing the UNDFTD look were special tongue tags and “strikes” logo lacelock to complete its look. UNDFTD felt, although the original was great, their b-side rendition of the Top Ten Hi was better, do you agree?