Topstar11

Word on the street is that the iconic PONY Topstar basketball shoe will be making a comeback. This archival piece, released in 1975, originally came in NBA team color combos in both leather and suede. The new release conjures notions of New York City's pop culture in the 70s, which included the birth of hip-hop and the growing relevance of American activewear in contemporary fashion.

PONY’s interactive guide highlights emerging trends from the period, including subway graffiti art, the hip-hop and rap scenes of the South Bronx, and the effect of basketball on urban street culture.