Hooping in retros will get you shine, but will it get you buckets? While a direct correlation between performance basketball footwear and actual basketball performance is unproven, we’d like to think that a tech’d up pair of sneakers would aid basketball ability more than dated duds. Complex expands upon that idea and the retro wave by updating classic Nike hardwood models in Elite series fashion with help from designer Brett Golliff. Check out three of our favorite renderings below and see all ten Elite versions over at Complex.
Nike Zoom Air Penny I Elite
The original Air Anfernee’s swap their original cushioning on this modern makeover. Zoom Air gets the call for cushioning, while Flywire and Carbon Fiber enhance the support.