Photos by: @marcushyde
adidas keeps bringing the heat in 2017. Between men’s and women’s styles the classics are everything from Stan Smith, Gazelle and Superstar. Taking a closer look at what made these styles a must-have, we’re matching things up with athleisure-court fashion and getting back to basics.
The adidas Stan Smith. Minimal-style and comfort. A design you can wear with just about anything and walking the streets since the early 70’s. When world champion tennis player, Stan Smith was No. 1 in the world, he signed a contract with adidas in 1973 and from that moment forward the sneaker was Stan Smith. Today, we see this model being worn with high fashion and everyday sport-luxe style.
The Superstar. A sneaker that is just that in the world of fashion. This style has been appreciated since 1969 and we’re now seeing various looks paired with this sneaker. Like the Stan Smith, the Superstar is simple and minimal giving everyone a chance to pair their personal style with it. As the first low-top basketball sneaker, you can say this design has made leaps and bounds in the world of fashion and style. From the streets of New York Fashion Week to little ones running the playground, the Superstar is iconic.
The Superstar model has also evolved since the late 60’s. The latest upper for this sneaker consists of primeknit fabric. Breathable and more lightweight than the original leather design. The three stripe look is not present on this model and supports an even more minimal appearance.
adidas Gazelle was first introduced in 1968, but wasn’t noticed on the street as being a casual style until the late 80’s. It’s models like the Gazelle that helped adidas make the transition to style that supported both sport and fashion. Today, this design is available in many colors and still as popular as ever. Doesn’t matter if you want to pair these kicks with a retro soccer jersey or your favorite designer jacket, either way you’ll be lookin’ fly.