adidas men’s Originals represents a strong connection to our sports heritage. When Adi Dassler debuted his first training shoe for runners, adidas men’s shoes were forever tied to sport. Today, adidas Originals for men celebrates our history while evolving modern design updates to some of our most iconic silhouettes. Men’s sneakers like the NMD series blur the line between sportswear and fashion shoes, while adidas classic shoes like the Superstar are timeless icons of streetwear style. adidas Originals commemorates Adi’s founding passion and vision with men’s shoes that combine authentic sports heritage and global streetwear style.
ADIDAS ARCHIVE: ORIGINALS
As sports and athletes began to influence mainstream culture in the mid-20th century, sport-specific looks started appearing in everyday streetwear for the first time ever. With the cultural acceptance of sportswear in fashion fueled by hip-hop style, the role of sportswear was forever changed in the 1970s. adidas embraced this cultural shift by establishing the Originals category, marked by the iconic Trefoil logo and punctuated by the popularity of the Stan Smith shoe. Originals is focused on creating modern streetwear looks inspired by our deep sportswear heritage and classic, timeless designs.