In the market for sneakers? Here's a selection of the coolest Adidas sneakers for men!
The Superstar was introduced in 1969 as the first low-top basketball shoe to feature an all-leather upper and the now famous rubber shell toe. It quickly became a favorite of NBA players and BBoys alike and has been in steady production ever since its creation. The Adidas shelltoe" is found commonly in Bboy / urban circles, and in Phoenix, the Superstar is still the true star of real hip-hop heads.
The Adidas ZX Racer takes us back to the basics. Standard old school coolness is eternally timeless in the style department with these kicks. These are as simple as sneakers come and possess an around-the-clock versatility that makes them an instant favorite. It's a toss up between the black and yellow ones and these royal blue and white ones. Either way, these are here to stay on several 'Slickest of the Slick Lists' to come! Grab a pair of these and keep them squeaky clean.
Produced in 1968, the Gazelle’s original purpose lies hidden in mystery and speculation. Its silhouette suggests that it could have begun as an indoor soccer shoe. The streamlined shape, simple styling and flat sole are topped off with the suede upper to create a classic piece of design. It made a real impact on the early hip-hop scene, is worn by b-boys today and has been adopted by skaters and indie-rockers alike.
The Adidas Forum builds upon classic Adidas styling to produce a slightly heavier and chunkier kick. Finding cool Forums can be tricky as they do disappear fast, especially if you live in the Midwest. Also listed as one of the hottest high tops on the streets, you can find these in all sort of colors and cool anniversary editions. You can start browsing for a pair here.
The Adidas Campus ranks up there in my top five list of sneaker classics.They're as old school as hip-hop and, in an essence, have become eternal artifacts of that culture. Stylistically, they're simple. So simple, they're cool. Plus, their slightly chunky white soles only accentuate their freshness.
First introduced in 1977 as a training shoe, the Samoa took game day to the streets and has become a decades-long fan favorite. The Samoa’s durability and lasting style meant it wasn’t going anywhere as its popularity grew. Known for its signature suede toe box and distinctive Trefoil tread, the Samoa is available in a wide range of colors and has the versatility to dominate any scene.
Back in 1979, the Adidas Top Ten basketball sneaker made its entry into the adidas basketball line-up. Tried and tested by ten of the NBA's finest, this shoe is reborn with a clean style, and a synthetic leather upper built for comfort. Lighter and less bulkier than the Adidas Forum, those who like less to carry around, choose the Top Ten over the Forums.
The Adidas Dragon shoes are lightweight retro runners that have been a fan favorite since they were introduced in the '70s. This latest version features classic colors, with suede and mesh uppers, the 3-Stripes at the side and a contrast EVA wedge midsole.
The Adidas Decade Hi is from the eighties and it's often overlooked as one of Adidas's classic gems. Found in an array of cool, and equally pukey, colors, Decade Hi's a slouchy versions of Forums. For under $30, this sneaker is a steal.
The Adidas ZX 500 are very retro cool multifunctional sneakers. However, the good colorways of this model are rare indeed. If you could find these in a stylish color combo, grab these if you can. They'll come handy for days out in the woods or just exploring the streets. For added slickness, try the Adidas ZX 700, or even Adidas Racers.