The Adidas BSlim is a hi-top sneaker that's name stands for 'Basketball Slim'. The BSlim has a retro design that is inspired from the hi-top sneakers worn in the 1950's, 1960's and 1970's. The Bslim has a 'thinned out' rubber sole, that gives the sneaker the appearance of a hi-top shoe worn by boxers and wrestlers. While the BSlim features the iconic Adidas three stripes design, it does not feature an Adidas logo (such as the Trefoil): this gives the sneaker the apperance of a retro sneaker: as the first Adidas (trefoil) logo was only released in the early 1970's.
The BSlim has a a light weight canvas upper with a suede overlay (for
durability and stability), a mesh inner lining, the classic three stripes
design (leather stripes), and a rubber cupsole. Due to the 'thinned out'
rubber sole, there is no midsole cushioning in the BSlim; the shoe is
a fashion sneaker rather than a genuine shoe for basketball play. The
BSlim is a part of the NEO brand of Adidas products, and the NEO text
is printed on the heel and tongue of the BSlim. The NEO brand is aimed
at teenagers, and was launched in 2009; therefore, all NEO products were
designed and launched from 2009-2015.
At present, the two primary colourways for the BSlim are:
However, as with most Adidas sneakers, the colourways are altered over time: so that the sneakers can be released in a 'fresh' design and older colourways become rare, desirable and collectable.