The catalogue of oldies within adidas Originals is so vast that it seems endless. From underrated basketball shoes to loud-and-proud runners, you’ve got something for just about every palette. But, the adidas New York is slightly different. It represents what was so right about 1980s sneaker design, but you’ll very rarely see it on the streets.
Regardless of its relative lack of popularity, you can’t go wrong with these. The adidas New York’s combination of a supple suede and durable mesh is the sort of pretty-but-practical approach that makes these so wearable. On a daily basis, you could be rushing to catch the bus or sitting outside a cafe and lounging. Either way, style doesn’t overtake substance. The material combination was also a precedent of runners, helping to establish a go-to for running sneaker designers.
Along with a classic EVA midsole, the New York also comes with an OrthoLite sockliner. Along the midsole, we even see a webbing detail throughout, giving the shoe a unique look.
Low key design decisions that make this a plainly good choice for picky sneakerheads on a budget. It may not be the subject of a headline story on any of your favorite footwear publications, but the adidas New York is a luxury you can afford to partake in.