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Adidas shoes are a classic for sneakerheads, runners, and anyone who simply loves a durable and well-made sneaker. The brand known for its famous three stripes has been a favorite of athletes for nearly 100 years now. A German company founded in 1924 by two brothers, the brand specialized in soccer and running shoes with more comfortable canvas and rubber spikes on the bottom, an improvement over the heavy metal spikes of the day. After the brothers fought and went separate ways, the company officially became Adidas — and still caters to athletes today. (Fun fact: the other brother went on to found Puma.) They specialize in shoes that are made for basketball, soccer, hiking, street style, and more. Since there are so many great choices available, we rounded up the best adidas sneakers for men and women. Our top picks range from athletic shoes, more casual picks, and special collections like YEEZY and Stan Smith.
So if you’re looking to add a comfortable, stylish, and durable shoe to your collection — or an on-trend collab with Kanye West — we’re here to help. Here are some of our favorite adidas sneakers for everyone.
Best Shoes for Women
1. Best White Shoe
Everyone needs a plain white sneaker for casual outings. Pair these with cargo pants, leggings, or jeans for a clean aesthetic. They’re great for year-round wear and will be a staple shoe in your closet for years. They’re even made with recycled materials, so shop happy knowing adidas is doing their part producing sustainable products. The shoe has a super comfy midsole and memory foam sockliner, so if you’re wearing these to a job where you’re standing all day, you’ll enjoy these kicks.
2. Best Slip-On Sneaker
Slip-on shoes were made for girls like me who aren’t always in the mood to tie shoes. Let’s face it — if you don’t untie your shoes and just slip them on and off throughout the day, these are for you. Designed with a textile upper and rubber outsole, these will last for a long time. Choose between black, white, and chalk white.
3. Best Shoe Under $50
This classic, everyday sneaker is affordable, easy to style, and cute. The Nizza Trefoil shoe has an adidas logo on the side, and they’re also a popular pick amongst skaters and basketball players. A leather lining and rubber outsole make these shoes a pair that will last: Pick between black and white.
4. Best Platform Shoe
Go big and bold with the adidas Forum Bold shoe. The platform outsole adds that chunky style that we all need to embrace. If you haven’t invested in a platform shoe yet, you’re missing out. They’re a staple streetwear shoe and look great with wide leg jeans, cargo pants, and even biker shorts. This color is gorgeous, however there are 9 different colors available. These shoes were made from recycled content.
5. Our Favorite Stan Smith Shoe
A pair of Originals you may own already are Stan Smith shoes. The iconic sneaker is perfect for the minimalist, however this halo blush sneaker is unique and modernized while still honoring the OG shoe. With botanical graphics and a pretty peachy-pink color, the shoe definitely gets taken up a notch when it comes to style. It’s not a plain shoe, but isn’t over the top either. The eco-friendly shoes have a comfy sockliner to keep your feet pain-free after all-day wear.
Best Shoes for Men
6. Best White Shoe
If there’s any shoe you get from this list, let it be this one. The NMD_R1 shoes are modern but still have that 80s look we all love. The everyday sneaker will look great with joggers, jeans, athletic shorts, and more. The cloud white color is a plus, as you’ll be able to match these shoes with lots of fits. There are six different styles available though, so consider black as well. Either way, you’ll have a sock-like fit with an energy-returning cushion for all-day comfort.
7. Best Stan Smith Sneaker
These Stan Smith shoes have a retro vibe that’s perfect for all your band tees and fun graphic T-shirts you don’t get to wear as often as you’d like. These updated versions of the classic Stan Smith shoe have a vulcanized sole, giving these vintage basketball shoes a modern edge.
8. Best High-Top Shoes
The adidas Nizza is another great shoe for styling with tees. Wear them to the skate park, brunch, concerts, and even casual date nights at the food park. If you love Converse, you’ll love these high-top shoes. You can style these with skinny jeans, straight leg pants, and more. The opportunities are endless. There are five colors available, but we love it in this grungy distressed faded black. The shoes are made with recycled materials.
9. Best Mid Shoe
Mid shoes are truly top-tier sneakers — they’re stylish and an homage to a vintage basketball shoe. They’re a classic pick if you’d like to start trying more on-trend sneakers but aren’t sure where to start. There are various colors to pick from, so find a pair (or two) that you like. They’re also incredibly comfortable, thanks to the cushioned heel and the real leather. To no surprise, these shoes have a perfect five-star rating.
10. Best Yeezy Shoe
Kanye West is a visionary when it comes to music and fashion. His collaborations with major brands and designers has encouraged many of his fans, peers, and family to take risks with their fashion choices. For many, it started with his collab with adidas. Consider the YEEZY Boost 380 ONYX shoes. Even if you’re not one to wear a bold shoe, these are a great pick for something fresh while still maintaining the look of a casual sneaker.