When Adidas entered the skateboard industry it had the benefit of being one of the biggest sports brands in the world. And of the "Big Names" in sports, it’s the biggest soccer shoe brand. Soccer shoe design, like skateboarding, puts a lot of emphasis on feel - making the shoe as close to an extension of your foot is the priority. For this reason, it has a ridiculous amount of heritage silhouettes and foot-wrapping cleat technology to draw on that parallels skate shoe technology.
The Adidas Busenitz, for example, is a Frankenstein of the Samba, the Especial, and the Copa Mundia. The Superstar Vulc, on the other hand, is the classic Adidas shell toe with a more skateboard friendly vulcanized sole. Some of our best-selling Adidas such as the Adi-Ease Premiere, the Sellwood, and the Matchcourt ADV are all heritage shoes, meaning they’re classic styles released way back when and have been updated and/or refined for today’s skateboard market.
Take a minute to check out other Adidas like the Adidas Skate ADV, Campus Vulc, and the Lucas Premiere ADV to see if you can spot what shoes in Adidas’ past lines helped to inspire these timeless styles and durable designs in the Adidas Skateboarding line.