When adidas Originals released the Tubular Runner late last year, it wasn't exactly an entirely new silhouette. It's been widely known that the inspiration behind the model came from the Y-3 Qasa and ZX 7000. Signature elements from both sneakers were incorporated all throughout the Tubular, including its midsole and heel counter. But there's actually another sneaker, of the same name, that basically paved the way for the Tubular silhouette we see today, which was once thought to be a Kanye West collaboration.
The O.G. Tubular and its tire-inspired design was an early '90s classic that pushed innovation. The sneaker actually came with an air pump that you could use to inflate the tubular sole for custom support.
For 2015, the O.G. colorway returns, but with a modern makeover that's highlighted by the updated midsole design from today's Tubular Runner. You can pick up a pair now from select Originals retailers, like Oneness.