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Best Adidas trainers (2024): great Adidas shoes for style and sport

Whether it be for fashion or fitness, get the best Adidas shoes for you.

Best Adidas trainers (2024): great Adidas shoes for style and sport
Marc Chacksfield
08 January 2024

Adidas has had an odd last year. The Yeezy brand is out, cutting potentially hundreds of millions of dollars off its bottom line.

However, let's be honest, Yeezys were not for the average person anyway. And Adidas has more than enough of its own classic and new lines to make up the difference.

We all know it can be a challenge to find a pair of trainers that are both stylish and practical, but that's a coveted combination that Adidas seems to achieve effortlessly. Below, you’ll find the best Adidas trainers for everything from running a marathon to spending all day at work.

Of course, this is nowhere near a definitive list. Instead, we've tried to pick out a combination of classic and more limited-edition styles to show you how versatile Adidas trainers truly are. Some are simple and practical, others are throwing out some pretty outlandish 80s vibes. All of them have fought for their place to rightly be crowned some of the best Adidas trainers available right now.
Here are our top Adidas trainers. Remember to upvote your favourites and let us know if we’ve missed your must-have pair.

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1. Adidas Gazelle

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The Gazelle may have started life as a football trainer, but it is now more likely to worn into town. The colourful leather upper provides a contrasting base to the three stripes that run across the side of the shoe. There are over 10 colours available including collegiate burgundy and glow blue.

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2. Adidas Stan Smith

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Available in over 30 colour combinations, the Stan Smith is one of the most versatile adidas styles. Its classic silhouette has been the same for over four decades, and the clean white design makes it easy to pair with any outfit. The pops of colour on the heel and tongue add some character but don’t take away from the shoe’s simplicity. At £75, it is also one of the more ‘affordable’ styles.

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3. Adidas Superstar

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Having originally been released in 1970 for the basketball court, the Superstar has since become a streetwear staple. However, the hard shell toe - designed to protect the toes on the court - has remained a constant in the design even 50 years on. It’s also been worn by hip-hop and rap icons Missy Elliot, Jay-Z and Run DMC.

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4. Adidas Spezial

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This is a cousin to the super-popular Adidas Gazelle. It was introduced in 1979 as a show for handball players, but now is all about casual fashion. If you’re looking at this one wondering how it’s at all different to the Gazelle, the Spezial has a somewhat wider mid-foot, which some may find more comfortable. It also alters the top-down silhouette of the shoe a bit.

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5. Adidas Continental 80

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As you can tell from the name, these trainers are bringing you all the 80s looks. Originally a tennis shoe, the retro feel comes thanks to the French terry lining, split rubber sole and, obviously, that swooping two-tone stripe. There are 30 colour combinations available depending on if you want a classic white trainer or not, before then choosing the colour of your stripe.

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6. Adidas Supernova 3

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The Supernova may not be the best Adidas running shoe regardless of price, but is the pair we tend to recommend to runners the most often at present. It offers a nicely cushioned and balanced ride with a good bit of bounce. Adidas hasn’t tried to shave off every single possible gramme off this pair. They’re not made for competition races, but to make those everyday runs as pleasant and pleasurable as possible. It’s a durable pair too.


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7. Adidas NMD_R1

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Originally launched in 2015, the NMD is “built for 21st century urban nomads who care about comfort as much as style”. The design combines the signature three stripes with the knitted upper of the UltraBoost, with the EVA midsole plugs finishing what has become an iconic style. Available in over 15 colourways, style is at the forefront of this trainer’s sporty design.

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8. Adidas Adizero Adios Pro 3

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Want to run a marathon? The Adidas Adizero Adios Pro 3 are not just the best pick in the Adidas line-up, but one of the best pairs of long-distance running shoes ever. While the Nike Vaporfly series has picked up lots of headlines for producing the world's fastest marathon results, after Kipchoge glided in at under two hours in a pair, the Adizero Adios Pro are at least as well-represented in podium finishes.

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9. Adidas Swift Run

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If you like a sportier silhouette, the Swift Run might be for you. Designed to bring the comfort of running shoes to your everyday, the Swift Run has a lightweight cushioned outsole to support your feet no matter where your work day takes you. The design is a little more subdued than many on this list, with six colours available.

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10. Adidas Nite Jogger

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Another 80s-inspired trainer, this time with a sleeker silhouette. Designed to be a ‘jogging’ shoe, the trainer has reflective stripes and a ‘boost’ midsole. The colourways are also a massive selling point of these trainers, with everything from all-black to neon orange available.

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11. Adidas Ozweego

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The Ozweego has strong 90s vibes and we’re loving it. This shoe may have a runner’s silhouette but the wavy design makes it clear that this trainer is designed to make you look cool. That doesn’t mean they’re not comfy though, with a lightweight, sock-like fit, you’ll have no problem wandering town all day in these bad boys.

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12. Adidas UltraBoost DNA X LEGO Colors

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The classic UltraBoost is something of an Adidas staple. Designed to be a running shoe, the UltraBoost have a responsive midsole, which provides cushioning while stepping keeping the shoe light and and the knitted style gives the feel of a ‘second-skin fit’. It is also the area Adidas likes to collaborate with. While we were big fans with the previous Star Wars collab, this LEGO one is just as fun.

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