adidas Originals has just launched the Home of Classics collection, bringing together 10 iconic court-inspired silhouettes, both archival and contemporary, to pay tribute to its lineage of classic white leather sneakers. Celebrating the brand’s most popular models, Home of Classics is led by the Stan Smith, Superstar 80s, and Continental 80 that have transcended cultures and generations to go from performance athletic shoes to coveted fashion sneakers. The lineup also features the Supercourt, Torsion Comp, S.C. Premiere, Nizza RF, Rivalry L0, and A.R. Trainer.
STAN SMITH, THE MAN; STAN SMITH, THE BOOK
Highlighting a few of the models, the Stan Smith is perhaps the world’s most recognized tennis shoe, first released in 1973 and worn by the tennis legend namesake. The recently reissued Continental 80 was first designed in France in 1986 and remixes heritage with modern style in a tonal white on white colorway. The Superstar 80s represents 50 years of adidas court experience, taking numerous design cues from the archive and blending them into a new interpretation. The high-top 1975 basketball shoe Nizza Hi RF has been adopted by skateboarding culture and now features an essential vulcanized rubber sole.
Viewed as a whole, Home of Classics is a retrospective of some of adidas Originals’ most influential designs, and a testament to the timelessness of these sneakers. The collection is now available in store and online at adidas.com.