my adidas and me, close as can be
we make a mean team, my adidas and me
we get around together, rhyme forever
and we won’t be mad when worn in bad weather
my adidas . . .
run dmc, my adidas, 1986
not sure it landed on me how super chic adidas are way back in ’86 when i was rockin’ out to run dmc’s “my adidas” and “tricky.” but, hey! guess what? there’s another really masculine shoe that you might think is ugly that i am here to tell you is stylish and cool. cue the eye roll. did you just peace out on me?
hold up. hold up. i told you before that we have seen the dawn of the age of the practical shoe. it probably won’t last long, but if i am on board, then you know it is legit. because until a year ago, these gams had not met a flat shoe in well over a decade.
so, let’s get a couple of things straight. this shoe does not go with everything. but it goes with more than you think. you can see from the styling below (from this month’s vogue italia and the april and july issues of vogue), you can make this work with sportswear. (and i’ll add that it would look totally hot to wear them with some super slim sweatpants and a blue oxford for casual saturday trip to starbucks or for the morning school run).
and the way to think of the all-white-stan-smith-adidas-ish shoe is that it is a cool shoe to wear when comfort is key. like when you know you are going shopping for the entire day and need to still look chic (nyc?). like when you are going to furniture or clothing market for the day. like when you have an all day set up on some party or project and you need to look cool but you simply cannot wear an uncomfortable shoe.