10 Adidas Sneaker Collaborations to Know and Shop, From Gucci to Khaite

“People are not buying Sambas to play soccer. They’re not buying Stan Smiths to play Tennis,” Omondi explains further. “They’re wearing them for the heritage. The shoe is part of the fashion zeitgeist because of the lifestyle and culture it represents.” The trainer with trend potential has evolved vastly since its original form, and new collaborations and colorways—featuring the Samba and other three-stripe classics—continue to add layers to a story that extends far beyond style.

These are the adidas sneaker collaborations to shop now.

British-Jamaican menswear designer Grace Wales Bonner has designed several iterations of highly covetable adidas collaborations. Seen on cool kids from East Hollywood to the Lower East Side, adidas Originals by Wales Bonner offer vibrant colorways and reflect research on the music and photography of Burkina Faso, West Africa, in the 1970s and 80s.

Adidas x Wales Bonner Samba leather-trim trainers

Adidas x Wales Bonner Country black leather trainers

Adidas x Wales Bonner Country shoes

Adidas x Wales Bonner Samba sneakers

The Italian fashion house’s jewel-toned versions of the Gazelles, an adidas Originals style, draw upon inspiration from Gucci’s Creative Director Alessandro Michele’s memories of the 1980s and 90s and champion the signature three-stripe style.

Adidas x Gucci women’s Gazelle sneakers

Adidas x Gucci men’s Gazelle shoes

The New York-based brand Noah celebrates adidas beloved styles of the 1980s and 90s with several three-stripe styles, including a Vintage Runner Sneaker, in retro colorways.

Adidas x Noah Adria leather-trimmed canvas sneakers

Adidas x Noah yellow edition Lab Race sneakers

Adidas x Noah vintage runner sneakers

Adidas x Noah vintage runner leather-trimmed mesh and suede sneakers

Adidas and Ivy Park released a new style, Super Sleek, which is a modern take on the Samba style and features a platform sole and the iconic three-stripe marking.

Adidas x Ivy Park Super Sleek Wonder white and gum sneakers

Adidas x Ivy Park Super Sleek chunky sneakers

American professional skateboarder Dennis Busenitz has collaborated with adidas to create flat, three-stripe styles that can work equally for skate or as a lifestyle shoe.

Adidas x Busenitz vintage shoes

Adidas x Busenitz Vulc II shoes

Khaite teamed up with adidas to design a monochromatic suede version of the German brand’s Country OG style, which is a reinvention of the original 1970s runner.

Khaite x Adidas originals sneakers

British menswear designer Craig Green designed a futuristic shoe in four colorways—orange, green, blue, and gray—which are part of the adidas Originals collection.

Adidas x Craig Green green Polta AKH I low-top sneakers

Adidas x Craig Green Scuba colorblock runner sneakers

Japanese fashion label Human Made, founded by archivist and producer NIGO, teamed up with adidas to recreate three classic adidas styles: Stan Smiths, Campus, and Rivalry Low.

Adidas x Human Made Questar shoes

Adidas x Human Made Tokio Solar sneakers

Namesake fashion house Stella McCartney and adidas have partnered to create fashion-forward iterations of Originals for over ten years. In this version, the brands offer low-top twill sneakers that incorporate classic elements of adidas athletic silhouettes.

Adidas by Stella Mccartney Treino recycled-canvas trainers

Adidas by Stella Mccartney white Treino low-top sneakers

Adidas and Prada—two fashion houses with extensive heritage—came together to present their very own sneaker model: the A+P Luna Rossa. The simple colorways were designed to pay homage to each brand’s history of creating lasting styles in subtle colorways.

Adidas x Prada Luna Rossa 21 sneakers

Adidas x Prada Luna Rossa 21 sneakers

As fashion history tells us, the Samba shoe was introduced to the world in 1949. The objective? To The allow football players to train on icy earth. Not too much has changed in the shoe’s design, back then there were still three stripes and a trefoil logo on the shoe‘s tongue. Why mess with a masterpiece? 

Adidas Samba Classic sneakers

Adidas Samba Classic sneakers