The adidas Sneakers Buying Guide
From the NBA to the underground skaters, Adidas' street credibility has remained since beginning in Germany in 1924. Now one of the world's most recognized brands, Adidas defines stylish sportswear - particularly sneakers. From the brand's iconic Gazelles to the re-issued Stan Smith styles, an Adidas sneaker will seamlessly take you from the running track to the city on casual days.
From much-coveted classics like Stan Smiths to retro-inspired iterations such as Model high-tops, you can never have too many pairs of men’s adidas sneakers. Expect everything from suede Gazelle’s in vibrant colorways, to Continental 80s, Ultra Boosts, Ozweegos and many more iconic styles. All crafted with immense attention to detail, the collection of adidas sneakers is not to be missed. Ahead, take a look at our men’s adidas sneakers buying guide, which will help you narrow down the styles that work best for you and the size you should go for.
The Most Wanted adidas Sneakers
adidas Yeezy Boost 350 Sneakers
One of the most iconic collaborations in adidas’ history, Yeezy is the most-wanted men’s sneaker around. With earth-toned colourways and reflective accents, the adidas Yeezy Boost 350 features the Yeezy signature prime knit upper and has all the trimmings you could imagine from a Kanye West and adidas collaboration.
adidas Stan Smith Sneakers
One of adidas’ most iconic styles, adidas Stan Smith sneakers were first created for the tennis star in 1971. With a clean-cut design and premium leather uppers, Stan Smith low-top sneakers are detailed with a different retro-inspired logo on the tongue. They come complete with perforated 3-Stripes at the side and a tonal rubber outsole.
adidas Superstar Sneakers
Known for its minimalistic design and iconic three-stripe detailing, the adidas Superstar sneakers are one of the label’s most-wanted sneakers. With its recognizable shell-toe design, lace-up fastening and rubber outsole, it’s easy to see how these sneakers are still just as popular today as they were on basketball courts in the '70s and with hip-hop stars in the '80s.
The adidas Sneakers Sizing Guide
Unsure what size to take in adidas sneakers? adidas men’s sneakers use US sizing, and you can use the chart below to see how this correlates with other standard sizing.
For example, if you normally wear a men’s UK 9.5 or EU 44, you should buy your sneakers in a US 10.
If you are in between sizes, we would advise taking one size down for a tight fit, or one size up for a loose fit.
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How To Care For Your adidas Sneakers
To help your adidas sneakers retain their original appearance, we recommend you take the following steps:
First of all, if you want to remove excess dirt from your sneakers, rub the soles of both shoes together and use a soft brush. Scrub any remaining dirt with a toothbrush to get the dirt out from hard to reach areas.
- Mix detergent with lukewarm water and gently wipe away stains with a washcloth. Ensure the detergent is mild to avoid any discolouration, especially if the sneakers are coloured.
- Make sure the washcloth you have used in the previous step has had all the excess soap removed before cleaning the sneakers. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush dipped in water to clean white outsoles.
- If you have sneakers like Stan Smiths or Superstars, use a light leather shoe treatment and leave to dry in room temperature.
- Last but not least, remove the laces and insoles so you can eliminate any bad smells.
- To clean canvas adidas sneakers, hand wash with a gentle detergent or spot clean with a damp cloth.
- Are adidas sneakers vegan?
Although adidas teamed up with Stella McCartney to reinvent its classic Stan Smiths in a vegan-friendly iteration, there are currently no vegan adidas sneakers in the men’s range.
- Where are adidas sneakers made?
adidas sneakers are made in the brand’s many overseas factories, including those located in China, Thailand, Turkey, India and Indonesia. Every pair is made to the highest standard, with all the performance technology, signature logos and premium materials you’ve come to expect from adidas.
- Do men’s adidas sneakers fit true to size?
As with most sneakers, this can depend on the shape and design of the sneaker. Most adidas sneakers fit true to size, however, this can depend on the kind of fit you require. For instance, if you want more of a snug fit we’d recommend going down a size. Go up a size if you want some extra room.