What happens when the Marvel Universe intersects with the NBA Playoffs and some pretty hot colorways? You get the “Heroes Among Us” collection. Recently adidas Basketball and Marvel announced that they have joined forces to create a limited-edition ‘Heroes Among Us’ collection led by five new footwear designs, five super heroes and five super star athletes.

According to the new partners, basketball players, like super heroes, have alter-egos. Just as super heroes don masks, players don uniforms, and each athlete represents a different power and skill. These unique powers, once assembled, create an unstoppable force.  With the world watching, these heroes take center stage, placing their teams, their cities and their communities on their backs.

Inspired by the Marvel Super Heroes that captivate fans both in the comics and on the big screen, adidas has iconized some of basketball’s mightiest heroes – players who motivate fans and athletes both on and off the court. The result is a footwear collection that pairs the unique ability of NBA and WNBA athletes with the unmistakable flair of iconic Marvel characters. Without further ado meet our heroes.

Iron Man Meets James Harden and the Harden III

Black Panther Meets Damian Lillard and the Dame 5

Captain America Meets John Wall and the N3XT L3V3L

Nick Fury Meets Tracy McGrady and the TMAC 1

Captain Marvel Meets Candace Parker and the Pro Vision


The collection drops on or about April 26th, presumably to coincide with that other fan heavy event – Avengers: Endgame, but you can keep track of updates on the official adidas website in the lead up to the shoes’ release. Or as they say in the Avengers, “where in the endgame now”.


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