New year, New… Trainers? Adidas Release New Retro Collection

New year, New… Trainers? Adidas Set To Release New Monochromatic Retro Collection Next Week

By Rachel Tooley | January 8, 2020

Adidas are kickstarting the new year with a line up of new releases inspired by past, archived pieces. Each silhouette has been redesigned, given a contemporary spin to their original design features. The shoes that feature in this line up all meet a similar aesthetic, with a monochromatic palette contributing to a minimalist theme, displaying the brand’s eye for detail and practicality, effortlessly blending concepts of function and style into one design. 

The 1970’s saw the first release of the adidas Nizza trainer silhouette, taking inspiration from the classic Converse All Star which influenced many different brands over the decades following its first launch. The shoe was best recognized for its association with the basketball sport, alongside being well priced and suitable for all other sport and leisure activities. It soon became a much-loved design with adidas consumers, and now this January, they’re bringing back the old school shoe with a new contemporary edge.

The Nizza high top has been redesigned to create a retro looking sports shoe, ready to be scuffed up and broken in. The Nappa leather upper has a soft, smooth texture resembling the finest quality that adidas provides when it comes to specialist sportswear. A high-top silhouette has been influenced by original basketball attire whilst its vulcanized rubber outsole keeps the shoe flexible, providing extra grip for those hardwood court surfaces. These sneakers also have a full-grain leather lining to minimise wear, and will be available in a creamy, off-white shade. 

Alongside the drop of the Nizza trainer, adidas will also be releasing silhouettes including the Supercourt RX, the S.C Premiere, the A.R trainer and new iterations of the classic Continental shoe on the same date.

The Supercourt RX pays homage to classic adidas tennis styles, tailored to contemporary trends and up to date design features. Leather panelling on the upper gives the shoe a dynamic look, also with leather lining to improve the durability of the shoes. A sophisticated edge is created with the minimal aesthetic of these sneakers, with a monochromatic off-white colour running all the way through the design. The sculpted sidewalls and split rubber sole are more eccentric features for a tennis shoe, making this silhouette more appealing to the modern sportsman, merging practicality and style effortlessly. 

A shoe that has been 40 years in the making, the S.C Premiere sneaker was originally a court shoe, being revived by the brand this year. The archive inspired shoes have been layered with a leather upper and overall slimmer silhouette. The S.C Premiere has a rubber outsole and synthetic lining for flexibility and comfort, with a simple lace up system. Finished off with a “World famous for quality” sign-off on the heel, these shoes are a guaranteed investment to your sneaker collection. Perfect to be dressed up or down on a day to day basis or worn on the court for your best performance.

Adidas’ A.R trainer is one inspired by an archival tennis style for 1998. Quality is key with the A.R trainer, where the leather upper gives the shoes a soft and smooth feel. Long lasting cushioning is promised with this updated silhouette, featuring a wedge midsole that provides maximum comfort. The new proportions within the design keep the trainer looking sleek and streamlined, perfect addition to your wardrobe for the crisp winter/spring transition. The midsole has been adapted to feel more lightweight underfoot, complimented with a grippy rubber outsole for additional grip. 

The Drop Date for this monochromatic, court inspired collection is Wednesday 15th January, set to release at 11pm. Each pair of trainers retails between the price of £69.95 to £119.95, and will be available both online and in-store at and selected retailers.