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Words: Nhlanhla Masemola | Images: Supplied

When searching for a shoe that combines traditionality with modern technology, the OK BASKETBALL is a smart choice. Inspired by basketball shoes of the ‘50s, this retro sneaker is made from compressed nylon — a unique textile developed by fabric manufacturer Komatsu Seiren. The nylon variation, known as Konbu, gives a signature canvas look while providing the benefits of durability, water repellency, and lightweight properties.

Dually influenced by streetwear, the shoe’s silhouette is rounded with a sturdy rubber toe guard for ultimate durability and tonal eyelets for enhanced breathability. Its bulky sole, a common design trait for basketball shoes, is expertly designed to provide ankle stability and flexibility, which aids as a shock absorber under stress. A fusion of classic influences, comfort and performance make this is an active gentleman's dream.

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