Adidas slides have been the purview of college bros for decades now, the choice footwear for pairing with over-sized basketball shorts and visor caps. But of late, they’ve been making insidious inroads in the fashion world. Witness the style shoot above, for the brand Aitken Jolly: the knee-high athletics socks were bad enough, but the slides? You are taking it to a Next Level Awful place.
And Aitken Jolly aren’t the only ones: Fashionista spoke to Nonoo designer Misha Nonoo, who said, “I just thought the Adidas shower sandals really spoke to something that’s kind of l’air du temps.” Uh, what?
Fashion “experts” say that the renewed interest in Adidas slides goes back to high-end designer Phoebe Philo and her collections for Celine. “The clean lines and shape of the Adidas sandal are very much on point with where fashion accessories are going right now–the first example that comes to mind on a designer level is the Celine sandals in regards to shape and style,” said stylist Danielle Nachmani.
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Heading to the gym? Throw on a hoodie and leggings. Heading to a hungover brunch with friends? Throw on a hoodie and cuffed jeans. Heading to your couch for a marathon of “Law & Order: SVU”? Throw on a hoodie and pajama pants. Are you seeing a pattern yet? Whether your prefer simple designs, bold logos, or eye-catching graphics, click through for 10 hoodies to wear, well, everywhere…
It’s pretty rare to be able to do a Style Stealer post about Rihanna because she’s usually wearing, like, thigh-high snakeskin boots, a bedazzled basketball jersey, and no pants, which isn’t really a steal-able look. And sure, this slouchy Adidas outfit she wore to LAX last week isn’t exactly office-appropriate, but it is a cool casual look, and I love the contrast of sports gear and red lipstick. Wanna get the look for yourself? Everything here is $60 or less–get the shopping details after the jump! Keep reading »
The hottest shoe of the summer isn’t a strappy sandal or stiletto heel: it’s a sneaker. Yep, sporty, colorful, strangely glamorous and totally comfortable high tops are everywhere right now, and our aching feet are so thankful. Pair ‘em with a summer dress or skinny pants to add some swagger to your summer wardrobe. New to the world of fly kicks? Check out our introductory guide, and then click through for 10 of our favorite sneaks in stores right now…
Jeremy Scott’s latest collaboration with Adidas Originals yielded these craaaazy super-high-top wedge sneakers with butterfly wings, due to hit stores in August. I’m actually kind of obsessed with them, but when I asked Amelia if she would wear them she replied, “Yes. To a rave I went to in 1998.” Damn, too true. So, what do you think of these silly sneakers? Would you ever wear them? [Facebook]
As much as Facebook, Twitter, and the internet are a part of our lives, they remain a weirdly invisible part. If you’re a die-hard Facebook fan, you should check out Gerry Mckay’s Adidas shoes design, which puts the Facebook brand front and center in your wardrobe (well, more like front and down … on your feet). Anyhoo. The designer’s concept is only a creative idea—these kicks aren’t actually available anywhere yet. But we’d bet that with the viral action he’s getting with these images, tech companies and Adidas are bound to notice, and possibly think it’s a good idea. Check out McKay’s Twitter shoe mock-up, after the jump! [Gawker] Keep reading »
Adidas Originals and Snoop Dogg have teamed up to create perhaps the comfiest holiday ever, National Tracksuit Day, and it’s happening tomorrow, November 19th. Here’s a montage of Snoop’s slightly dizzying pleas for you to take part. What’s that? You’re not allowed to wear a tracksuit to work? Dude, it’s a national holiday. Your boss will understand. Keep reading »
Jeggings just got some competition in the “what’s fuglier?” contest. Behold Stella McCartney‘s “denim printed” leggings. They’re part of her line for Adidas, so we assume the idea is that you wear these to the gym? Really?
To get more specific, the description says that these are actually tights, but since they’re footless, we wonder if they’re closer to tights or leggings. This now challenges one of our firm fashion rules: Tights are not pants. But what if your tights are printed to look like pants? Still no. [Adidas.com] Keep reading »
There are certain things you just know are true. Like: For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, tights are not pants, and Johnny Weir is as gay as the night is black. Up until now, we never questioned the horrendous connotations that come when you put the words “sneaker” and “pump” together, which can only conjure images of Spice Girls videos and trips to Payless circa 1996. Never again, we said. And so we adopted the firm belief that sneaker pumps are just plain bad. And not even bad in an ironic way. Yet, if we never questioned our conventional wisdom, would the Earth still be flat?
So now we reflect and reconsider with the discovery of these mesh wedge trainers from the Adidas SLVR line. The netted body and wedge shape somehow give these shoes an edgy, wearable quality that we could totally imagine on the runways of many a high-fashion designer. Crap, now we gotta go find something else to believe is wrong. [Adidas/SLVR Store] Keep reading »