adidas men’s Originals represents the strong connection to our sports heritage. Beginning with Adi Dassler’s first training shoe for runners, our footwear and apparel have been guided by the principle of delivering the highest performance for the athelete. Today, adidas Originals carries on Adi’s founding passion and vision, while evolving to redefine style. Men’s shoes like the NMD_R1 and the legendary Superstar blur the line between sportswear and fashion shoes. Men’s apparel features timeless signatures like Trefoil hoodies and 3-Stripes track jackets. adidas Originals for men brings modern design updates to some of our most iconic pieces for a fusion of 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. Galvanized by the creative energy of the era, adidas took an early role in 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.