Our Favorite Adidas Originals


Let’s put aside ‘serious’ shoes for a moment and consider the casual trainer that we all have more than a few pairs of.

In this case we are looking at the Adidas Originals series some of which date back to the 50’s and look as good today as they did back then.

This is a straightforward and relatively inexpensive way to accessorize a casual (especially summer ) wardrobe. Here are our top 5 picks.

5. Adidas Stan Smith

Dating back to 1971, this sneaker named after tennis great Stan Smith has defined itself as a streetwear legend. Made from a smooth full grain leather upper with perforated three-stripe detailing and a tonal rubber outsole, is a perfect white model to add to your arsenal.


4. Adidas Campus 80s

Pretty much the same since the ’80s, this plain toe model usually features a suede upper with contrasting stripes, a heel patch and herringbone sole. Simple and timeless.

3. Adidas Hamburg

The Hamburg shoe first came onto the scene in the early ‘80s as part of the famous City Series. This model is distinguished by a toe cap  and and immediately recognizable sole in addition the contrasting stripes.


Adidas Gazelle

First issued in 1968, the Gazelle with its streamlined profile and innovative cushioning has made it one of the Originals top sellers for decades.


Adidas Samba

It was Adi Dassler who first created the Samba back in the 1950’s and for us this is the archetype for the classic sneaker that has transcended its original role as an indoor soccer (football) shoe and has attained streetwear immortality.

With its low profile and wingtip style front cap, the Samba is our must own shoe from the Adidas Original lineup.



Joseph Fields