Super light by name, super-light by nature. adidas Originals’ SL 72 runner is back from the archives once more.
Making its first appearance at the 1972 Munich Olympics, adidas designed the training silhouette with Olympic champions in mind. With a position on the podium cemented in its DNA, the runner earned its iconic status on arguably the biggest of stages while proudly debuting the brand’s famous Trefoil for the first-ever time.
Touching down in ‘Blue; Cloud White & Hi-Res Red’, the SL 72 stays true to the shape of the 1972 OG. A slim profile and narrow toe provide supportive comfort up top, while woven nylon uppers ensure a super-light feel to boot. Supportive suede overlays feature on the T-toe, heel, mudguard and eyelets for added durability.
On the underside, the heritage runner boasts a streamlined EVA midsole and a rubber toe-bumper to prevent any scuffs to the suede toe panels. It’s also worth mentioning the serrated rubber outsole – which harks back to adidas’ classic traction dynamics systems – and ensures steady grip wherever you find yourself.[ratings]
The adidas Originals SL 72 is out now.