These days, vintage is the new “new”, and sneaker labels and apparel companies alike have been quick to revive items from its archives, championing that classics never die. However, there is rarely one pair of shoes that bears quite as much historical significance as the adidas Originals SL 72. The vintage runner is so names after the 1972 summer Olympics held in Munich, and is a replica of the model which earned its place on the podium at Munich. Of course, for those who are versed in history, the 1972 Olympic games was the second game to be held in Germany after the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, held during the Nazi regime, and is also marked by the Munich Massacre (dramatized by the Spielberg film, Munich.)
The new colorways of the vintage SL 72 for this season keeps it true to the worn-in, aged look. The slim runner is crafted from a mix of tonal suede and textile upper, with contrasting heel and three-stripes. Opt for a gorgeous faded mustard shade or go for Originals blue, these are currently available at retailers like Styles.