Created by the Belgian fashion legend Raf Simons–described in this recent T Magazine profile as “the most important menswear designer in the world”–we offer these sneakers for your consideration. Both began as adidas sneakers and then Simons had his way with them.
Are you drawn to the monochrome austerity of the R-branded Stan Smith? Do you feel emotions when faced with the beautiful colors and calculated gaudiness of the Ozweego 2?
If you answered yes to either, you may have found your new spring sneaker.
Shop: Raf Simons ‘adidas Stan Smith’ | Raf Simons ‘adidas Ozweego 2’
Image via A$AP Nast’s Instagram
These days we’re catching on to new ideas about how to wear track pants, styling them with the same versatility we afford denim. The new logic: track pants go with everything.
Our main man Skylar Bergl breaks it down over at Complex with a little help from A$AP Nast.
Shop: adidas track pants | adidas Sambas
The hits keep coming from Y-3 at Nordstrom–Y-3 being one of streetwear fashion’s most elegant pacesetters, the team-up of legendary Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto with adidas.
We’re now selling the Retro Boost, above, and Desert Boost, below. They join our offerings of the game-changingly awesome Qasa high sneaker and Y-3’s AW 15 apparel line.
We’re happy to show you these sneakers. But we wish we could hand them to you through your computer or phone screen.
They’re eerily lightweight. The midsole feels like tapioca, strangely. As with all Y-3 stuff, they look hard but feel soft–and are full of details you need to be physically near to get.
Shop: Retro Boost | Desert Boost | all y-3
You are looking at one of the hottest sneakers on the planet. Meet the Y-3 Qasa High, imported from Japan, now available at Nordstrom.
How do we love it? Let us count the ways.
The always-irreverent Four Pins menswear blog has published an essay about the all-time classic adidas Samba sneaker that will (probably) absorb you, educate you and make you feel feelings. For us, we appreciated how writer Sam Diss put the Samba into English context for an American audience. We were outraged that he thought all Jordans looked the same. And we’re still LOLing IRL about his description of British men’s attitudes toward dancing:
“…anything further than a barely rhythmic shuffling of the shoulders under duress is deemed highly suspect.”
Click here to read the piece.
The image above shows the new adidas Samba MC–which stands for modern classic–a great-looking canvas sneaker, perfect for spring/summer.
Shop: adidas Samba MC | adidas Samba | all adidas
Shop: adidas Stan Smith Vulc
There’s an argument to be made that classics ought never be tampered with. But sometimes that argument does not hold. Check these two cases in point.
Above, variations on the timeless, iconic adidas Stan Smith tennis shoe with vaguely nautical details: vulcanized rubber sole; optional canvas construction. Crisp and clean.
Below, another take by legendary streetwear designer Nigo, starring a vintage-toned sole and velcro straps. 1970s-esque.
Shop: adidas Stan Smith CF Nigo
One particular vision of spring style we endorse: dressing like a Starburst Easter egg in adidas x Pharrell Williams gear. Just because the holiday’s over doesn’t make it wrong. There is something sublime and optimistic about this much color in one place.
It makes us want to turn up the volume on one of our favorite sublime and optimistic Pharrell songs.
No, not this one.
Shop: adidas x Pharrell Williams tee | adidas x Pharrell Supercolor track jacket | all adidas Originals
Sound the alarm: New colors of the adidas ‘Tubular’ lifestyle shoe are shop-able. That would be the sensational sneaker that the brand debuted in 2014 and caught on like the flu, and only gets sicker with each new colorway (that black/surf petrol/off white, though?).
Shop: adidas | The Sneaker Project | Streetwear
‘Twas the season to indulge, friends, but now ‘tis the season to atone. Throughout the month of January, we’ll be bringing you all sorts of Wellness Realness—information and inspiration you can use to get out of lax mode and into good-for-you mode. Or, at least stop eating cookies for lunch and skipping your morning run.
Post-Nelly there seems to be some confusion in this world about what exactly defines a “sweatsuit” and what it is for. Well, it doesn’t get any clearer than this textbook example from the early ’80s. Sweats. In a suit. And why again? Because you have good style (duh). And because you stay open to fitness opportunities in your daily journey through the world.
Shop: Adidas pants | Adidas sweatshirts & hoodies | All men’s active
The year was 1978, and in the Nordstrom catalog you could find photos of adidas athletic shoes to wear while serving straight aces and Nikes for getting your Prefontaine on. We still offer shoes that look pretty much the same–and in some cases literally the same–because some designs are classic.
adidas ‘Stan Smith’
Nike ‘Air Pegasus’
SHOP: Nike Athletic Shoes | adidas Athletic Shoes