Review: adidas Originals adistar Racer
Posted on June 8, 2012 by L&G
The new adidas Originals adistar Racer is a straight-up classic, and I am not just talking about the shoes look.
For someone who has been fully aligned with the Nike Air Max 90’s series for some time, it breaths a breath of fresh air to my already stacked shoe collection. Could these make my daily runs? Maybe.
The adistar Racer features an upper of not only soft suede, but some mesh on the top toe, a little leather trim, and your classic runner sole that seems to be a nice aged-white on a super low-profile midsole. This, my friends, combines all of the shit you would want in a classic running kick. A nice difference from my chunkier runners I have for wearing casually that are super limited on what pants to wear with. A good thing to mention, is that even though they are super low, they are surprisingly comfortable for those looking for not only a nice looking shoe but comfort as a main priority as well. Legit.
The shoe comes in ripe red and burgundy, black and white, and my personal favourite striking blue/grey. These, as you can see are the blues, which go extremely well with a pair of your favourite chinos. The thing I like about this colourway, is that they remind me of the adidas Ronan Blue/White, which were a pair of shoes I had my eyes on for ages, before I completely dogged purchasing. Oh well, back to the adistar Racer’s.
What I was worried about actually, was the fact that these could only, just maybe, go with shorts. With the current weather climate here in Sydney especially, I was afraid that they might be stuck in my wardrobe till sunnier times, so I was weary of putting these on with pants. Lucky for me, chinos look good with this colourway. Actually, now that I think about it, every colourway will go with chinos, so whichever you decide to go with, will get a fair bit of wear. I find myself looking at the black/white pair a bit, so as a point of difference, get them. I will probably kill you if I see you in the same pair as me.
Should you get them?
Pretty easy answer: Yes. Going back to what I said, these go with any outfit in your wardrobe, not just chinos. Tight blacks, straight leg raw denim, maybe short shorts? (Actually, definitely not short shorts.)
You can pick up a pair from the adidas Originals store, Westfield Sydney, or any other adidas outlet.