Not featured any classic Adidas of late, so the arrival of the 1970s Adidas The Sneeker trainers in the sale is worth mentioning.
The sale you say? I know. This reissue has barely been mentioned. In fact, it has been pretty much hidden away for weeks, which is perhaps why the shoe happens to be in the sale in pretty much every size.
The shoe has a 1979 release but has occasionally been reissued. But not for some time. I wrote about in back in 2010 and I don’t recall seeing it since. Which is why I’m puzzled that this reissue a decade on hasn’t been more high profile.
Just at one retailer and it still is. Only now it is available for less money. Which is a good thing, obviously.
Like a number of Adidas releases at the time, the Sneeker was an all-rounder, designed for general sports use and of course, general wear. Good for a kick around or a wander around. That simplicity only adds to the appeal. There’s a retro look about it, but it still looks sharp today.
Love the white and blue combination available here, complete with a design faithful to the 1970s shoe, right down to the perforations. A leather and synthetic upper, what’s described as a ‘grippy’ outsole and some branding on the tongue and on the heel.
Originally £75 when it first hit the shelves, you can now grab a pair of the 1970s Adidas The Sneeker trainers for £55, which sounds great value in light of how rare these have been for years. As I said, plenty of sizes, but that might not last forever.
Update: You can also get them at Scotts for £52.
Via His Knibs