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adidas Originals represents a strong connection to our heritage. When Adi Dassler debuted his first training shoe for runners, adidas shoes were forever tied to sport. Today, adidas Originals shoes celebrate our history with modern design updates to some of our most iconic sport-inspired silhouettes. Blur the lines between sneakers, high-tops and retro running shoes with fresh takes on classic looks like Superstar, Continental and Gazelle. Originals shoes commemorate Adi’s founding passion and vision by combining 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.