Casbia and Champion Release Basketball-Influenced "Century" Collection

Offered in four colorways.

Footwear
16,537 Hypes 14 Comments

After recently unveiling its Spring/Summer 2019 “Rituals” collection, inspired by the rituals of sporting icons, Champion has returned to celebrate its 100th anniversary through a collaboration with Italian shoemaker Casbia. The Casbia x Champion “Century” collection merged together inspiration from ’70s and ’90s-era basketball in order to present a new sneaker silhouette that encompasses style and tech.

Like the name of the collection, the new model is entitled the “Century” and is presented in a high-top silhouette across four colorways. The sneaker’s upper is unconstructed and features a vulcanized toecap meant to be reminiscent of the retro court shoes popularized by Dr. J in the 1970s. Moving down to the midsole reveals a jagged, chunky base, which plays up the “more is more” aesthetic of the ’90s (a time when Champion was the official jersey supplier of the NBA), as explained in a press release. From there, each shoe differs in material and color in order to highlight different aspects of the sport.

The rich “China Red” edition is offered in a stonewashed jersey-like textile, and boasts double laces as a symbol of the “larger-than-live vibrance of modern NBA stars.” Next, the “OG Crust” comes in a classic white canvas, recalling the simplicity of the original basketball shoes. ”Tarmac” offers up another neutral option, this iteration in all-black canvas with inner suede quarter panels. Finally, the “Concrete” version boasts a suede outer lined with premium leather, an indication of the moment “canvas shoes hit the bench.” Each sneaker is completed with phylon outsoles and Centenary celebrative embroidery on the tongue.

Retailing for $179 USD per pair, the Casbia x Champion SS19 collection is available now on Casbia’s website and at select retailers worldwide.

In other footwear news, check out further details on the upcoming launch of the atmos x Nike LeBron 16 Low.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Rick Owens and Champion Reunite for SS21 Capsule
Fashion

Rick Owens and Champion Reunite for SS21 Capsule

Mixing his signature aesthetic with Champion’s sportswear heritage.

Champion and Tremaine Emory Unite to Celebrate the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater
Fashion

Champion and Tremaine Emory Unite to Celebrate the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater

Launching the “Champion Tears” collection.

Champion Launches Muhammad Ali Collection With a Commemorative Mural
Art 

Champion Launches Muhammad Ali Collection With a Commemorative Mural

Presented by Champion
The collaboration is based on the boxer’s core principles of confidence, conviction, dedication, giving, respect and spirituality.


Lady Pink Tags a T-Shirt for the Museum of Graffiti and Champion
Fashion 

Lady Pink Tags a T-Shirt for the Museum of Graffiti and Champion

Presented by Champion
A limited-edition offering to mark her solo exhibition in Miami.

BEDWIN & THE HEARTBREAKERS Delivers More Skate-Indebted Essentials for SS19
Fashion

BEDWIN & THE HEARTBREAKERS Delivers More Skate-Indebted Essentials for SS19

More functional wares from the Japanese mainstay.

UPDATE: R. Kelly Pleas "Not Guilty," Released on $100,000 Bail
Music

UPDATE: R. Kelly Pleas "Not Guilty," Released on $100,000 Bail

The R&B singer has entered a plea for all 10 counts.

JIEDA FW19 Is Everything Except the Kitchen Sink
Fashion

JIEDA FW19 Is Everything Except the Kitchen Sink

Tailoring, outdoors clothing, cowboy culture and a splash of streetwear.

A Vans Era Tie-Dye Trio Is on the Way
Footwear

A Vans Era Tie-Dye Trio Is on the Way

Joining in on the ’70s trend.

J.I.D Joins Mereba to Wax Poetic About Lost Loves on Powerful New Duet, "Sandstorm"
Music

J.I.D Joins Mereba to Wax Poetic About Lost Loves on Powerful New Duet, "Sandstorm"

Off her forthcoming ‘The Jungle Is The Only Way Out’ LP.


J. Cole Addresses Rap Industry's Woes in "Middle Child" Video
Music

J. Cole Addresses Rap Industry's Woes in "Middle Child" Video

The Dreamville superstar isn’t playing any games this year.

Nike Air VaporMax Plus Finally Adds a Larger Swoosh Stamp
Footwear

Nike Air VaporMax Plus Finally Adds a Larger Swoosh Stamp

A mix of black and wolf grey.

Tiago do Vale's Gafarim House Adds Contemporary Contrast to Rural Portugal
Design

Tiago do Vale's Gafarim House Adds Contemporary Contrast to Rural Portugal

While preserving expansive views of the Minho river.

GOAT Asks Footwear Fans to Get Creative With "DIY" Custom Sneaker Contest
Footwear

GOAT Asks Footwear Fans to Get Creative With "DIY" Custom Sneaker Contest

Winners will receive $1,000 USD in credit.

UPDATE: Lil Pump Makes an Appearance at Harvard, But Won't Give a Commencement Speech
Music 

UPDATE: Lil Pump Makes an Appearance at Harvard, But Won't Give a Commencement Speech

Listen to his speech and other rappers who have spoken at universities.


More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Adblock Detected.

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. If you enjoy our content, please add us to your adblocker's whitelist. We'd really appreciated it.