Adidas, Marvel Team Up for ‘Heroes Among Us’ Footwear Collection

Blockbuster season is nearly here, and not just in movie theaters across America. With the NBA playoffs tipping off this weekend and the WNBA season set to commence in mid-May, the basketball world will soon see its biggest stars transform into hoops heroes.

To mark the yearly shift, adidas and Marvel have joined forces for a limited-edition collection of sneakers, entitled “Heroes Among Us,” that combines the apparel giant’s top basketball endorsers with superheroes from the Disney-backed brand.

The line, which will appear on the court during the NBA’s postseason, includes an Iron Man edition of James Harden’s Harden Vol. 3, a Black Panther version of Damian Lillard’s Dame 5, a Captain America colorway of the N3XT L3V3L laceless basketball shoe, the Nick Fury edition of Tracy McGrady’s T-Mac 1 and the Captain Marvel Pro Vision.

All five kicks will be available at retail on April 26—the same day that Avengers: Endgame hits theaters nationwide.


Josh Martin is the Editorial Director of CloseUp360. He previously covered the NBA for Bleacher Report and USA Today Sports Media Group, and has written for Yahoo! Sports and Complex. He is also the co-host of the Hollywood Hoops podcast. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram.