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Madeline S., Fashion Editor

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As you’ve probably seen, Adidas Originals have been wildly popular in the past year. The classic three stripes can be seen nearly everywhere, especially on young girls. The most popular style of the Originals are the Superstars.

These shoes were popularized in the 1960s when basketball players in the NBA wore them in their games. In the mid-80s, the popular hip-hop band Run D.M.C. made the Superstars their signature look to wear onstage. They even titled one of their songs “My Adidas” which further popularized the look. These moves made Superstars a style staple of 1980s. The Stan Smiths, an Adidas shoe named for a professional tennis player, feature the classic three stripes as well. Originally produced 1963, the Stan Smith sneaker was called the Robert Haillet sneaker after the famous French tennis player. A couple years later, Adidas decided the classic shoe needed an update. Their next show was named after Stan Smith, an American pro tennis player.

By 1971, the Stan Smith sneaker became one of Adidas’ best-selling shoe styles. About a year ago, both of these styles once again caught the eye of vintage style influencers, popularizing them once again. There are many other styles of Originals, but those two are probably the most classic.


Ways to Wear Adidas Sneakers:

  • The great thing about the Originals is that they go with absolutely everything. If you want to dress down a dress you wore to an event, throw on Superstars.
  • If you want to make your jeans and tee look more athletic, wear your Stan Smiths. They also come in a variety of different colors (a ridiculous amount of colors), so there are many to choose from.
  • Wearing the originals with denim shorts is going to be a huge trend this summer because both are staples that many people already have and because sporting the two together is simplistic but still stylish.

Truly these two styles of Adidas are so simplistic and so classic that they go with literally everything. They can elevate a look to a level of polished sophistication with a hint of vintage street style flair.



Charlton, Robert. “The Story Behind: Adidas Superstar.” Mainline Menswear Blog. Mainline Menswear Blog, 2014. www.mainlinemeswearblog.co.uk/blog/2014/the-story-behind-adidas-superstar

“Adidas Stan Smith Sneakers: Revisit the Shoe’s History.” The Fashionisto. The Fashionisto, 2016. www.thefashionisto.com/adidas-stan-smith-shoes-history/

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11 Responses to “Adidas Originals”

  1. Alexia on June 1st, 2017 1:53 pm

    Really love this article!!!! I love how you included how they got their name, and that it is a huge fashion trend!! Didn’t know any of this thanks!!!! ; )

  2. Maura on June 1st, 2017 1:55 pm

    Great job Madeline! This article catches your eye and was really fun to read about! A lot of people wear Superstars around St.Robert and will love reading this!

  3. Anna on June 1st, 2017 2:02 pm

    I have a pair of Super Stars and I love them so much! It is really fascinating to hear the back story about the shoes. Thank you for sharing interesting knowledge about one of the biggest style trends.

  4. Sra Demet on June 1st, 2017 10:58 pm

    This was a great article, Madeline!
    I learned a lot!
    Thank you!

  5. Jillian on June 5th, 2017 2:57 pm

    love it mads!! great job!! i really learned a lot from this article about when the shoes became so popular!

  6. Phoebe on June 6th, 2017 8:44 am

    nice job mads! this was super interesting!

  7. Natalie on June 6th, 2017 8:45 am

    Nice Mads!! Superstars are soooo popular

  8. Connor on October 20th, 2017 2:52 pm

    love addidas great article

  9. Eric on October 20th, 2017 2:56 pm


  10. Pace on October 20th, 2017 3:00 pm

    love the article

  11. kalos on October 20th, 2017 3:01 pm

    Anyone have any good Adidas shoes? cuz i do

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