Adidas Superstars have been a staple in wardrobes since the 1970s. This classic shoe was introduced by Adidas in 1969, originally intended to be a basketball shoe, but their comfort and style quickly made them an icon off the court. Dress them up or dress them down. For inspiration, here are a few of our favorite outfits for Adidas Superstars for men.
Athletic pants seem tailor-made for wearing with Adidas Superstars. When it comes to joggers, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a color that doesn’t look good with the classic white and black striped shoe. Joggers are just about the closest thing that you will find to your sweatpants, but their fitted design gives them a more streamlined look.
Much like how Adidas Superstars made their debut--originally intended as a basketball shoe--joggers have made the same shift. Once intended as athleticwear, these pants have also become a staple for streetwear. Wear them to the gym or if you just want to wear something comfortable while still looking stylish and put together.
If you're wearing the classic white Superstars with black stripes, these shoes are extremely versatile and that is part of their charm, but wearing them with shades--black, white, and gray--is a classic combination. Here are a few ideas with joggers to help inspire you.
Joggers & Hoodie Combo
It's hard to go wrong with black joggers and a hoodie.
But, choosing the right joggers and hoodie are what make the difference between looking messy and looking sharp and stylish.
Before you order just any joggers and hoodie, make sure you're choosing tapered or slim-fit joggers, not baggy. The same idea applies to the hoodie you choose: Ditch the lumpy sweatshirt and opt for slim-cut sweatshirts made with breathable fabrics, like french terry.
Joggers & Fleece Pullover Combo
The same rule applies when choosing a fleece pullover to wear with your joggers: Choose pullovers with light fabrics and a slim-fit. For gray joggers, you may try experimenting with a monochromatic outfit like the one, below. Monochromatic means choosing one color for your pants and top. The key to this look is choosing different shades of the same color. For example, dark gray paired with light gray.
Alternatively, you can also wear shorts. Ankle socks tend to be the best choice when going this route. For this look, you can go with sport shorts or tailored shorts. Avoid wearing cargo shorts.
For a dressier look, choose tailored shorts. This style tends to hit all the right places and create flattering silhouette. Shorts that hit just above the knee keep your body shape in proportion and help to define your legs.
Sport shorts will give you a more athleisure look. Just like tailored shorts, choose sport shorts that hit just above the knee.
If you stick with these guidelines and opt for shorts and tops in solid colors, you'll have an easier time creating outfits that work well with your white Superstars.
Tailored Shorts & White T-Shirt Combo
If you stick to the guidelines above when choosing your tailored shorts, then you'll find that no matter what color your shorts are, a white T-shirt will look great most of the time. Once again, fit and quality matter. Tailor-fit T-shirts are great for this look. If you aren't sure how to choose a shirt, learning how to choose the perfect white T-shirt is a skill that will serve you well. You might also try adding an open jacket if it's chilly.
Sport Shorts & Hoodie Combo
The same rules apply here. Choose slim-fitting silhouettes for both your shorts and hoodie. White socks usually look great with this combination.
Dress It Up
You don’t just have to wear athletic clothes with your Adidas. If you’re trying to put together an outfit for a special occasion, try pairing your sneakers with chinos or pants in a similar style. Neutrals tend to work best. You can then dress this look up by adding a Henley or pullover. Cuffing your pants at the ankle will help showcase the sneakers. Here are a few ideas for inspiration.
As you can see, you’ve got a lot of options for pairing clothes with your Adidas Superstars. Depending on how and where you wear your shoes, you can pair them with workout articles, smart casual attire, and more. For more options, check out the Vintage 1946 Fall 2022 collection.