Adidas Malaysia Shines a Light on the “Home of Classics”

Sneaker trends may come and go, but the best ones stay.

What do the Adidas Superstar, Gazelle, and Forum have in common? They’re classics. And we are bringing them back into the scene, lacing up with Blackpink who made history as the first Asian to headline Coachella

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These iconic silhouettes need no introduction—they’ve stood proud as symbols of the culture and community, inspiring young and emerging creatives. They’ve also been around for decades bridging both cultures, especially music and fashion. In our local sphere, Adidas Originals rolled out music nights to celebrate the “Home of Classics” campaign, bringing our local artists and communities into the fold.


With Gazelle topping the Lyst Index for Q1 2023, it’s no surprise that everyone is now pulling out their Gazelles—once well-liked by pop icons Mick Jagger and Kate Moss—out of the trunk, doing Harry Styles Satellite Stompers, or to simply sashay down the streets like It personalities Austin Butler, Jacob Elordi and Kendall Jenner did. 


The Forum may not be not as hyped up as the other two in the “House of Classics” lineup. However, it is a frontrunner on the court, especially since Michael Jordan gave his stamp of approval. With a retro look that leans into the recent resurgence of nostalgic appeal, it is also a great pair of kicks that elevates a street look, or to dress down a laidback, off-duty look like fashion-crush Bella Hadid did. 


The Superstar—yes, the one that Run-D.M.C. wrote a song about in the 80s—is back for a good reason: comfort. In fact, it was once reported that most NBA players in the 70s were seen wearing a pair of Superstars. The sneaker had such high street credibility, it left glistening trails behind in the Hip Hop and B-boy scene and was later embraced by the skateboard community. 

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As a mediocre athlete, despite not wearing them on the courts, we reckon these kicks are best for work commutes—they pass as semi-formal footwear with designs that are not over the top. Tried and tested, they are also well-engineered to withstand hours-long concerts or even for just a regular night out to sway with your favourite DJ spinning at the side. In our case, we enjoyed ourselves without having to go through post-night-out sore feet in our Superstars, despite bouncing and jumping along the beats last weekend at REXKL.