Sportswear brand, adidas, are launching a collection of 10 silhouettes inspired by their classic court trainers. Home of Classics delves into the intriguing design history and impressive heritage of the brand, looking specifically at their legendary white trainers that have transcended generations, style tribes and cultures.
Home Of Classics Inspiration
The classic adidas Originals styles were originally created for the court and started out as staple footwear for sporting athletes. Adidas have always been innovative in their designs; from the Stan Smith to the Superstar.
Even though these classic silhouettes started out with a technical purpose, they have gradually been adopted by different cultures, becoming hugely popular out on the streets and worn as everyday casual-wear. Over the years adidas has collaborated with celebrities, designers and sports stars where the white court shoes have been used as an inspirational blank canvas for their own designs.
Adidas claim the story of Home Of Classics has been moulded and developed by those who have worn them; the athletes, musicians, style icons and youth cultures. They have taken the white trainers and made them their own.
The Collection – 10 Silhouettes
The Home Of Classics collection consists of 10 essential trainers, both archival and contemporary, all in pure white leather. They are intended to be worn, ruffed up and improve over time. Those extra scuff marks and dirt give them extra character!
The most recognisable models are probably the Stan Smith, Superstar 80s and Continental 80. The Superstar was released in 1970 and was the first leather basketball shoe. The Stan Smith was originally a tennis shoe and is well recognised for its perforated stripes and rounded toe. The Continental 80, first designed in France in 1986, was actually made for the US. The Home of Classics trainers are all a modern rethinking of these heritage styles.
Man For Himself was lucky enough to test out a freshly launched pair of S.C. Premiere‘s. This shoe features a tonal Trefoil logo window, wavy panelling with nubuck overlays. Seeing them in the flesh, you can understand why these timeless models have become such stylish staples.
The full collection is available online from June 1st. Check it out here.