Nothing compares to the sporting style and quality of vintage adidas trainers. Did you favour the adidas LA, the Stan Smith or another style? It's time to dig out your vintage adidas shoes, recall your favourites, and see if you agree with my top ten vintage adidas styles of all time.

66. adidas SL72

The SL72 is a well loved style of vintage adidas. First introduced for the 1972 Munich Olympics, this iconic vintage trainer has an unforgettable profile and all the style of a winner. The soles are track-inspired with excellent traction. The SL72 was a breathable hardwearing shoe with classic adidas branding.


  1. A.d.i.d.a.s. I have worn a pair of your shoes, a hat, shirt, pants, hoody…. something with your logo on it. Therefore when i was 14 years of age i tattooed the 3 stripes on my forearm which has become my trademark tattoo (one of many i have). Want to show u how deep my devotion runs for your company….

    • Do you have a source? Happy to stand corrected but I’m pretty sure the “Vario shock” absorption system was released in the early 80s.

      • Yes i have a pair of 1986 Adidas firebrid with the removable pads the have never been worn Excellent condition. They are up for sale .taken best offer

  2. Why put them moody forest hills in. 80s ones were the nuts. No munches or nastase, monaco. Moodiest top 10 ever.

  3. Adidas needs to rerun production of the 1960’s Italia shoe…one of the alltime greatest and coolest training shoes ever. Why wouldn’t adidas bring back the green stripe W/crosshatch and flapped Italian? It would be a great selling success!

  4. I woke up, I slipped my brown suede superstars on this mourning. My wife says, you the only person in the world who buys the same shoes over again. I told her MY ADIDAS…..