Adidas

Adidas is the iconic sportswear brand from Germany. Although mainly starting and continuing as a sportswear brand, they are now seen as fashionable streetwear with the Adidas Originals sub label, and have collaborated with fashion industry designers such as Yohji Yamamoto (Y3) and Jeremy Scott. Here you'll find my favourite fashion pieces from Adidas, new designs, collections and style tips for Adidas.

Tuesday, 21st February, 2017

Adidas NMD R1: All Black | All White | All Red Coming 24th February

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The Adidas NMD juggernaut has been in full force, and it does not look like it’s slowing down anytime soon, with the re-release of the triple colour packs, or the all black, all white and all red Adidas NMD R1.

If you like the Boost technology which Adidas are now putting on a lot of their trainers, including the iconic Superstar’s with the Boost Superstar I covered two weeks ago, the NMD are one of the trainer styles which wear this well. As with the standard NMD design, they all come with the moulted EVA midsole plugs, and some stretch mesh upper and a rubber outsole. The three stripes and tongue tab are reflective which makes your kicks pop when it kicks in.

I really do like the all white and all black options in the NMD range, I do think they look good, if you missed the all black options which I featured on the blog back in September 2016 you will now have a second chance to bag yourself a pair. They will be retailing for £109.95.

They go on sale on Friday 24th February from 23:00 UK time from Adidas online, alternatively there’s some other shops which are getting them in, but as always, you’ll have to either be quick or enter one of their lotteries. Here’s the links for the different shoes from Adidas:

The all Black Adidas NMD_R1 – here

The all White Adidas NMD_R1 – here

The all Red Adidas NMD_R1 – here


Tuesday, 7th February, 2017

Adidas Superstar Boost Trainers

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Adidas have announced their latest trainers which will use the boost technology, and it’s a familiar style, the Superstar. Released on the 9th February, you can get the Adidas Superstar Boost trainers in a few days.

The trainers come with the iconic Superstar design which were launched in 1970. You get the same premium flexible leather upper and leather lining, which comes with a rubber toe complete with the herringbone pattern. The three stripes to the side of the trainers are the standard, and these kicks come in either black or white with a cream midsole. You can pick these up for £95 when they are released from Adidas online here or other shops.

I think these are pretty nice, it’s a combination of the old classics which are the Superstar with the brand new and hugely popular Boost tech. These will probably sell out really quick, so if you do want these you should act fast. However if I want some Adidas Boost I would rather buy a pair of NMD or Ultra, rather than these which I would consider classics. If I wanted to buy some classic Superstar’s then that’s what I would buy.

Let me know your thoughts on these.

Adidas Superstar With Boost Trainers In Black


Sunday, 23rd October, 2016

Adidas Ashington Limited Edition Trainers

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Adidas are set to release another pair of trainers in partnership with one of the football teams they sponsor again, Manchester United. Last year the brand with the three stripes released their Stretford trainers, and this year they’re all set to release a brand new limited edition pair of trainers, inspired by Man Untied legend Sir Bobby Charlton, called the Ashington. If you’re wondering about the name, it’s named after where Bobby Charlton comes from, up North near me, in a place called Ashington in Northumberland.

The trainers are styled on boots worn by the great man back in his playing days, and come with leather upper, gum sole and a classic Adidas silhouette. The leather uppers are accompanied by the infamous three stripes, along with gold branding and detailing including on the laces. The backs of the trainers have not been forgotten, with the trademark red devil being present in an embossed style on the right heel of the shoe.

You’ll be able to get your own pair when they are released on Thursday 27th October. They’re priced at £89.95 and will be available in limited quantities at Adidas stores and selected other shops too.

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Tuesday, 11th October, 2016

Yeezy Boost 750 Brown Release Date

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The wait is almost over if you’ve wanted to get your hands on the latest Adidas Yeezy drop; The Yeezy Boost 750 Brown. There’s been a few names for these soon to be sold out trainers doing the rounds, including light brown and chocolate. Adidas have confirmed that the actual name for the kicks which are designed by Kanye West are the Boosy 750 Brown, just incase you’ve heard otherwise elsewhere.

As for the trainers themselves, Adidas tell us that they’re a premium footwear silhouette which have been developed with Adidas Originals, made with suede uppers and the full length trademark boost midsole.

The brown suede works well with the gum sole, with matching colour laces and strap. They’re being released this weekend, 15th October which you can get from selected stores in the UK listed below. The RRP is $350 US Dollars, with UK price being touted as £260.

Where To Buy The Yeezy Boost 750 Brown In The UK

Hanon
51 The Green, City Centre
Abderdeen

adidas Originals Store London
15 Fouberts Place
London

Footpatrol Ltd
80 Berwick Street
London

Sneakersnstuff
107-108 Shoreditch High Street
London

Endclothing
4 High Bridge
Newcastle

Will you be picking up a pair?

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Monday, 10th October, 2016

Daily Style – Adidas ZNE Hoodie

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Hey guys!

One of the most coveted hooded tops this season has got to be the Adidas ZNE Hoodie from the brand new athletics collection from Adidas. I saw this back in September and loved it, and it was released several weeks ago and has already proved to be extremely popular. I managed to grab myself one, and I have to say I think it’s really good!

First of all I have to talk about the design, it’s so good! It comes in a range of colours, but the white really stands out. It’s crisp and clean, with a black zipper straight down the middle which gives the top an added edge, as does the other contrasting asymmetrical black stripe going down from the top to left shoulder. The design is finished off with the trademark Adidas logo and branding on the left sleeve.

It differs from other sweatshirts and hoodies for several reasons. First of all the material it’s made from is a mix of cotton, polyester and elastane, with the end result being a good fitting, soft but durable honeycombed feel of the outer, with the inner feeling very soft and smooth, rather than the fluffy interior you may find in a standard hoodie. The funnel neck is perfect for keeping warm while outside on a run or doing other activities, zip pockets and the cuffs come with hideaway and thumb holes, as you can see from the photos, keeping hands warm but free for the best movement.

It’s a must have for Autumn and Winter if you love to get out there for a run, the ZNE hoodie is stylish and practical. It’s sold out fast almost everywhere, but you can get it from JD Sports for £65 here.

Let me know what you think, and check out more pics below 🙂

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Friday, 9th September, 2016

Fashion Friday No.12 – Best Menswear Of The Week

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It’s back! Fashion Friday has returned to Michael 84 to bring you the best menswear and clothing for guys of the week. Let me take the hassle of shopping around and showcase a small selection of what’s caught my eye over the past week.

The Calvin Klein Re-issued clothing is still on trend, and CK know it, and have released even more reincarnations of their favourite 90’s classic pieces of clothing. You can get this Calvin Klein Jeans Sweatshirt which comes in a couple of colourways, my favourite being this tonal dark blue colour which CK are calling night sky. Get it here at Calvin Klein for £80.

In keeping with the 90’s trend, there’s this Kappa Track Jacket. It’s a new design, but keeps the nostalgic taping and piping down the arms and classic Kappa logo to the front. The blue and white half colour works well, you can get it for £60 here

First up for the knitwear and jumpers is this one from DR Denim. The Noah Neppy Knit comes in an 80% lambswool mix in a marled style, and will be a good addition to you wardrobe game. It’s yours for £65 – here

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Light coloured knits are great, I really like them, and this one from TOPMAN is no exception. It’s an Ecru Textured Sweatshirt and is a good start if you’re looking to increase or start a new wardrobe for Autumn, a very reasonable £22 here

As you’ll probably know if you’ve read the blog over the Summer, nautical stripes are on trend, and I love them. Just because the Summer is over doesn’t mean the trend has to be, and you can get this TOPMAN Striped Jumper if you want to take the trend into Autumn. For £30 it’s a good way to keep the style going. Get it here

If you are in need of a pair of jeans for this season, you can have a look at the LEVIS 511 Black Slim Jeans. It’s my favourite fit, and as you’ll know from reading my 5 pairs of denim guide, you’ll want at least one pair of black denim in your armoury. Get a pair of classic Levis for £80 here

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Autumn and Winter are about layering, and you can do this with a good, solid knit. This cotton cashmere knit from Tommy Hilfiger is something you should seriously consider. Grey is a timeless colour, the V-neck style means you can wear it with a shirt to have that all important smart casual look. Get it for £80 here

If you want to add more dimension to your knitwear, the GANT Donegal Stripe Jumper could be a good way to do it. It’s a neutral colour, but the sand colour could be one you don’t already own, with the stripes it will add some individuality to your look. You can buy it for £95 – here

If you want an alternative to dark jeans, these GANT Chinos could be it. Khaki in colour, you can style them up with most colours which will keep your outfit looking smart. They’re £85  here

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The Adidas NMD-R1 are some of the most talked about trainers in menswear at the moment. If you want to join the trend you can do so with these all black trainers, which will be available in a week for £110 here

If you prefer to have smarter footwear, Paul Smith has you covered with these Bordeaux Christo Brogues. Crafted in Italy from Parma calf leather, they are not only a stylish piece, but also an investment in high quality footwear. Get yourself a pair for £285  here

That’s it for Fashion Friday this week! Remember to check out the men’s fashion advice section for men’s style tips, and as always, if you spot something worth a mention, shout me on Twitter at @Michael84Blog and let me know 🙂


Saturday, 23rd July, 2016

Adidas Originals x Billionaire Boys Club Palm Tree Collection

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Pharell has teamed up once again with Adidas Originals for this Summer, with the latest collection for Summer 2016 being the Palm Collection in collaboration with he’s street wear label, Billionaire Boys Club.

As the name suggests, it’s influenced by palm trees, with palm printed graphics throughout the collection. There’s classic pieces including a tee with pocket detail, track jacket, shorts, vest top with the BBC astronaut helmet print to the front. The collaboration also includes some special edition Stan Smith trainers, which come in white with two contrasting colour options, pine green and red too.

If you want the latest collab you have to be fast, Adidas has already sold out online for a selection of the pieces, you can see what’s available online here.

You can pick up the Stan Smith trainers for £139.95, the tank top for £39.95, pocket tee for £44.95, track jacket for £109.95 and shorts for £47.95.

What are your thoughts on the green and white colours and the all-over prints?

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Friday, 15th July, 2016

The Adidas Originals Gazelle Is Back

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The Adidas Original Gazelle's Are Back For 2016

The Stan Smith and Superstar have had so much love since they’ve been brought back in recent times, and now it’s the turn of the infamous Gazelle, which has been re-launched by Adidas Originals this week.

The iconic design keeps it’s key features and silhouette which had so much love from the 90’s, and is a true one-to-one reproduction of the ’91 edition. I remember very well owning a pair of the Gazelles, which were possibly one of my favourites from the Adidas lines of trainers in the 90’s. The Gazelle’s were worn and loved by a diverse set of subcultures, from Reggae to Hip Hop, Grunge, Skate and Britpop, and these style tribes are at the heart of the trainers.

Sticking to the classics, they have a pigskin leather upper, with synthetic trademark Adidas three stripe in a contrasting colour, rubber outsole, Debossed Trefoil logo on the tongue and Trefoil logo on the heel tab.

You can pick up a pair from Adidas for £74.99, and are available in a few colours, with more dropping throughout the Summer. Check them out over at Adidas here.

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Tuesday, 29th March, 2016

Adidas Originals EQT Equipment Collection For SS16

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I used to love the Adidas EQT range when I was a kid, and it’s back in a truly Adidas Originals trend. The first thing you’ll notice about the range is that it retains the trademark Adidas Equipment green. This green is what Adidas call sub-green, and is a very distinctive green, sort of like a teal colour and is synonymous with the collection. The 90s trend is back with a T-shirt, windbreaker, sweatshirt and track jacket, all you need to get some Springtime running or training outdoors.

The T-shirt comes in white with the classic Adidas Originals logo in the trademark green with Equipment branding, this comes in at £32. The Boston Marathon track jacket is a reproduction of the track jacket designed for the 1992/93 Boston Marathon, making it perfect for running. You can pick it up for £80, and the sweatshirt comes in grey, once again with the EQT branding for £75.

If you’re up for a work out and want to inject some 90’s fashion style to your look, this is a great way to do it. If you like this you might want to check out more 90’s trends here and let me know what you think.


Friday, 4th March, 2016

Adidas Originals Classic Team Collection

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Adidas have unveiled their Classic Team collection of designs in their fashion street wear, heritage Adidas Originals line. I really love this collection, which features all over print across the pieces which include a tee, sweatshirt, jacket and bag.

The print is of coursed based on my favourite sport, football, with Adidas combining street wear fashion with iconic football graphics and prints. The number three is present in the design, not only denoting the number in football, but also showcasing the brand’s infamous three stripes logo and history.

The t-shirt features an all over print from and back, as does the track jacket with the trademark three stripes down the arms in a bold white colour. The sweatshirt comes with an all over front and plain back, with the windbreaker incorporating the all over printing on the top half of the jacket, front and back. The backpack is also very distinctive using the same patterns, and will complete your look if you’re in need of new on the go storage.

The T-shirt costs £28 (here), with the sweatshirt £47 (here), track jacket (here) and windbreaker £60 (here), and backpack £45 (here).