Adidas Originals with its trefoil logo made its debut it 1972 in the Munich Olympic Games on majority of the athletes. Around 1980s the brand spread through out celebrities and was made very popular by RUN D.M.C and their track “My Adidas”. The shell toes with no laces was made popular by this rap group as well. Through out the year, more and more celebrities have been seen sporting Adidas Originals which has added to its popularity. The Samba and The Gazelle are classic shoes that have been reproduced in numerous colors and updates. The Stan Smith shoe has gone through some updates and is now one of the most trending sneakers.
The shoe featured here is the Adidas Tubular Runner, which features mostly neoprene upper and stitched heel cage with elevates EVA midsole.
The Adidas Tubular is inspired from the 90s Adidas running line. The outsole design is modeled after inner tire tubes. Adidas spent time on the look of the shoe to make it recognizable. They collaborated with Yohji Yamamoto, the person behind the Y-3 division of Adidas, which is also why it’s very similar to the Y-3 Qasa.
What appeals to me is the silhouette and the comfort of the sneakers. The neoprene makes it feel like slipping on socks. But unlike the weird foot-glove-shoe, these sneakers are supportive, have light outsole, and a very flattering futuristic look. As a consumer and loyal patron of Adidas, I love that the Tubular Runner looks like the Y-3 Qasa but almost a sleeker, more elevated version of it with the trefoil logo and a nod to the heel cage of the ZX Flux line.