Adidas Classics: A Contemporary Twist
The Adidas Superstars and Stan Smiths are arguably two of the most notable silhouettes in the brands history. Made for tennis courts and adopted by the streets, both sneakers had a huge cultural impact, breaking down boundaries between the world of sport, music and streetwear.
Offering true innovation through its iconic shape, the Superstar was the first of its kind. A low top leather basketball sneaker oozing with versatility and functionality. Its unique style led to 3 out of 4 pro ‘ballers wearing them in the 70’s, and as result, they received a rapid rise of popularity in the streets. The casual trainer, featuring a notable shell toe-box, ended up being repped by fan favourites Run-DMC, showcasing the sneaks in the limelight, and highlighting exactly why they are a must-cop.
Stan Smiths are not to be forgotten either! Gracing tennis courts globally with their, then, innovative materials. The supple leather shoe, designed by Robert Halliet, was at the forefront of old school sport sneakers. Its sleek silhouette and perforated three stripes quickly found themselves being worn by fashion lovers all over the world. Offering yet another extremely versatile trainer, the Stan Smith (like the superstar) is a necessity in any OG sneakerheads rotation.
In an effort to reiterate the iconic status of Stan Smiths and Superstars to the younger generations, Adidas have offered a contemporary take on the much loved shoes. Both silhouettes see their upper dressed in a premium pebbled leather and coloured in an urban black for a more modern look. An off white mid and outer sole gives the shoes a stylish contrast, while the shell toe-box of the Superstar is constructed from rubber, offering increased protection and quality. The trendy two-tone look and luxurious feel offers timeless styling options and creates sneakers that can be used for years to come.
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