Your guide to adidas styles
By Spencer Cain, June 7, 2017
One of the brand's newer models, the NMD dropped in 2015 to a fury of Insta-buzz. The reason? In addition to referencing classic adidas color-blocking, these stunners contain both Primeknit technology and a Boost sole — each geared towards making the kicks more comfy and supportive. Fun fact: the Boost is also a key factor in the success of the infamous Yeezys, so if you weren't able to snag those, we think these are a solid second choice. Fresh AF.
Originally designed as a basketball shoe back in 1969, the Superstar quickly became a fave of major rap groups like Run-D.M.C. and have been a streetwear staple ever since. The label have kept ‘em trending with the fash pack thanks to collabs with icons like Pharrell Williams. Oh, and they’re beyond versatile — the perfect complement to some ripped boyfriend jeans or even a floral dress.
Standing for “Equipment,” the EQT line is another longtime staple, first hitting the scene as minimalist performance gear in the early ‘90s. Since then, they have evolved and now offer a variety of options and colors. Case in point: these white sneaks with pink deets. Honor their heritage and team ‘em with some adidas joggers for an A+ athleisure moment.
The Stan Smith
If you’ve peeped a street-style gallery in the past few years, then Stan Smiths are most def on your radar. They got their name back in 1971, after tennis legend Stan Smith repped the timeless white and green model on the courts. Nowadays, there are endless color combos plus versions featuring metallic panels and even snakeskin effect. Styling these is as easy as it gets — they literally go with everything.
Another late ‘60s gem, Gazelles were once the most popular training shoe around (and the first adidas kick made of suede, FYI). Beloved by sports fans worldwide, their material and colorways have now become a Pinterest sensation. Similar to the Stan Smith, these provide a punch to any ‘fit — but keep their retro flare with a wide-leg pant or denim skirt.