The high-rising Seck Mid earned stripes as an understated, yet incredibly functional shoe in Japan’s professional basketball leagues when the model released in the mid-’80s. As so often happens in our remixed and recycled culture, the Seck gained notoriety earlier this summer when it hit shelves in a menagerie of daring lifestyle color schemes. The sneaker will return in 2009 too, but in a more traditional, all-leather format. So far, a white/blue version and red/red/white coloway are scheduled for release. For more, please visit Onitsuka’s website.