20 '70s Sneakers You Need To Know

adidas Americana

Year Released: 1971

The upstart ABA introduced a lot of things to the world — the three-point line, the slam-dunk contest, Julius Erving — and as befitting the new school of professional basketball, it even had its own shoe. The adidas Americana, a mesh sneaker available in both high and lowtop form, featured the red, white and blue colorway that also graced the ABA ball.

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