Danish brand Hummel Hive found much of its sporting influence largely rooted in soccer and handball. Sports that have, and likely always will, draw wider crowds throughout regions of Europe as opposed to the U.S. But American sports have provided Hummel with creative fuel, too; it can be found within the retro release of the Minneapolis OG.
In the early ’80s, when American culture began to loom large in Scandinavia, basketball heritage and the street culture it embodied helped birth the Minneapolis. The model returns this season in its original form with a premium leather upper married to secondary yet potent suede overlays. Patriotic coloring appears apparent in its inspiration as does the mid-cut frame, iconic during the time in which the shoe was produced.
The Hummel Hive Minneapolis OG stands as an a key figure in the brand’s fall/winter 2017 arcHIVE collection. You can grab a pair now at titolo, Overkill, afew, Hanon, and other global retailers.