Following on from May’s ‘Green/Yellow’ SL 76 drop, we’re continuing the revival of adidas Originals’ SL series this summer by bringing back the archival runner in two vibrant palettes.
If you didn’t know, the SL 76 was the second instalment in adidas’ Super-Light range of training shoes and made its debut in ’76 – just in time for the Montreal Olympic Games.
A natural progression from the SL 72, the 76 boasted a similar combination of lightweight nylon and supportive suede overlays across the top, except this time adidas added a ghilly-loop lacing system for maximum adjustability.
The ghilly-loop lace system is one genius piece of engineering: the D-shaped eyelet rings enable you to tighten your laces from the top to the bottom with one quick pull. This simple, yet effective, feat of engineering would go on to revolutionise athletic footwear for years to come.
So, following on from our last SL 76 drop, we thought now is the ideal time to resurrect another two OG-inspired SL 76 colour-ups. And perfect for the summer, we’ve brought back the lightweight trainer in a duo of blue and red & yellow and blue makeups.
Remaining true to the specs of the OG, we’ve paid special attention to ensure the materials and details are as close to the 1976 pair as possible. Across the top, we’ve kept the tried and tested combination of super-light woven nylon uppers, plus supportive suede overlays on the T-toe and eyestay for added durability.
Sitting underneath, the heritage runners boast a streamlined EVA midsole and a rubber toe-bumper to prevent any scuffs to the suede toe panels. They both sport a serrated rubber outsole too – a feature which nods back to adidas’ classic traction dynamics systems and ensures a steady grip on whatever surface you may find yourself.
Enter the draw for our adidas Originals SL 76 collection via the size? launches app. They’re priced at £75 and available in men’s sizes. Good Luck!