adidas Originals Rod Laver


adidas Originals is bringing back some of the greatest tennis shoes of all time. Not only is the Stan Smith back on the market, but also the beloved Rod Laver. Cool and comfortable, the Rod Laver is a sneaker you don’t want to sleep on.

Laver At Wimbledon

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 Back in the 1960s and 1970s, Rod Laver was the king of the court—the tennis court that is. Earning the distinction as the only male tennis player to win the Grand Slam twice, “The Rocket” was a force to be reckoned with on the court. It was a no-brainer that adidas would craft a shoe especially for the superstar, releasing the first Rod Laver Casual Shoe in 1970.

The inaugural iteration of the Rod Laver marked a turning point in sneaker design. Stripped down and clean, this model moved away from heavy corporate branding and instead let the shoe do the talking. Simple and sleek, Laver’s namesake shoe had a timeless vibe sneaker fans loved.

The 2014 Rod Laver has the same look and feel as the original, with a clean mesh and leather upper, suede toe bumper, rubber sole, and pops of color for a fresh look. Updates include the adidas Originals Trefoil logo on the tongue and at the heel along with Rod Laver’s name, plus hits of color on the sole. Offered in the original tennis court-inspired white and fairway colorway, the adidas Originals Rod Laver Casual Shoes have a fresh look for spring and summer 2014.

Scoop up your pair of adidas Originals Rod Laver sneakers at today.