The Superstar, Campus, Samoa and Gazelle from adidas

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The Superstar, Campus, Samoa and Gazelle are not only Iconic styles but also worn by Icons such as Dwight Howard and Big Sean in the All Originals fall campaign video which can be viewed below.


Superstar 2.0 ($65)
First Produced: 1969
The adidas Superstar was the first low-top leather basketball shoe made. With its rubber toe box, it became known as the “shell toe”. The styling and fit were adopted by key figures on the hip-hop scene. The shoes reached iconic status when the rap group Run-DMC endorsed them and paid homage in the track, My adidas. They remain icons today.


Campus 2.0 ($65)
First Produced: 1982
First released as the Tournament, the Campus is without a doubt one of the most iconic adidas sneakers ever produced. Known on the hip-hop scene and soon adopted by skateboarders worldwide, the Campus gained a following after Brooklyn rappers the Beastie Boys started to wear the shoe religiously. The association was immortalized in the cover of their 1992 album Check Your Head.


Samoa ($55)
First Produced: 1977
First introduced as a training shoe, the Samoa took game day to the streets and has become a decades-long fan favorite. The Samoa’s durability and lasting style meant it wasn’t going anywhere as its popularity grew. Known for its signature suede toe box and distinctive Trefoil tread, the Samoa is available in a wide range of colors and has the versatility to dominate any scene.


Gazelle ($60)
First Produced: 1968
The Gazelle’s original purpose lies hidden in mystery and speculation. Its silhouette suggests that it could have begun as an indoor soccer shoe. The streamlined shape, simple styling and flat sole are topped off with the suede upper to create a classic piece of design. It made a real impact on the early hip-hop scene, is worn by b-boys today and has been adopted by skaters and indie-rockers alike.


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