Originally created for the court, the adidas Originals icons of today started their journey as sporting innovations for the future. The Superstar sneaker, as the first low-top basketball shoe to feature an all-leather upper, was later adopted as a symbol of the rebellious spirit in hip-hop culture, and each shoe in the Home of Classics offering has its own unique legacy. Similarly, with three lines of ventilation to provide the athlete with the highest level of comfort in premium white leather to align with the all-white tennis rules and regulations, the Stan Smith silhouette has evolved from a sport performance tennis shoe for top athletes, to a style staple in magazines, on the runways, and in countless closets around the world. Co-opted by a number of different cultures and groups, white leather adidas sneakers have taken on a life beyond the court appearing on the feet of b-boys, skaters, and in the hands of concert goers, all the while ingraining themselves in cultural moments and adopting new cultural meaning outside of sport.
From the stage to the streets, global creatives have been drawn to the brand’s white leather sneakers and have used them as a blank canvas to carry them through their experiences. The story of the Home of Classics collection is not shaped by adidas Originals but by the athletes, musicians, designers, style icons, and youth cultures that have re-interpreted the iconic silhouettes for themselves. Embracing how far people have taken, and will take, the brand’s timeless designs, the Home of Classics collection sees cultural heritage brought to the present for a new generation.
The collection features the Stan Smith, 80s Continental, Superstar 80s and newcomers the SC premiere and Supercourt. Get your white trainer game on with the latest Home of Classics collection.