This year’s Highsnobiety Gift Guide is all about the presents that’ll make a difference in these new and strange times. From gifts that encourage connection with loved ones, to self-love suggestions you entirely deserve at the end of 2020.
We’ve all got that friend or family member who wears just one label. It’s nothing to mock, though. Die-hard brand fans are the ones that keep the community around the logo living. The Instagram archive accounts, the sneaker release news before PR emails have even hit inboxes, and, of course, the born-out-of-love critique of each and every product by their beloved brand.
Brand stans tend not to come much more fanatical than when following the OG sportswear names. It’s perhaps down to the fact that these labels are some of the longest-standing in streetwear. These fans have a huge back catalog to pour over, dissect, and re-wear, and they do exactly that.
Buying gifts for these people is tough, we know. But if you follow the rule of simplicity and bide by the classics, you can do no wrong. To give you some inspiration on what to buy the adidas stan in your life, we’ve laid out a 10-step shopping list below.
Ten adidas gifts for the brand stans are below.
adidas ZX 2K Boost
The adidas ZX range is a veritable gem in the Three Stripes crown and any long-time adidas stan will know that. The adidas ZX 2K Boost sees the style updated for 2020 with a Boost midsole and punchy tech-inspired color palette.
It was only right to kick off this brand lover’s gift guide with an iconic sneaker, and adidas has them in spades. It’s hard to talk Three Stripes without picturing the Superstar and this is a fail-safe gift for every adidas die-hard. Even if they’ve already got a pair (or ten), they’ll never get enough.
adidas Graphic Hoodie
A '90s-style Scarface merch piece meets adidas apparel, via the Tiger King? Pretty sure they won't have this one in their collection.
adidas Adicolor Track Jacket
In a similar vein with its sneakers, adidas track jackets have earned a solid place in style history, having been adopted by various subcultures and movements since its creation in the '60s. Also happens to be much-needed right now.
adidas Firebird Track Pants
If you're going with the track top, then you might as well go for the full set. They deserve it.
adidas Stan Smith
A Stan for a stan, amiright? OK, moving on — Stan Smith’s legendary tennis sneakers fights a tough-to-decide battle for the most iconic adidas sneaker crown with the Superstar.
adidas Three Stripess Crewneck
Trefoil is the adidas stan's badge of honor, and it adorns this loud yellow Three Stripes sweatshirt. Holiday wear doesn't get much comfier.
adidas Three Stripes T-Shirt
Did you know that the Trefoil logo was created in the 1970s? Well, they did, and they'll love this tee that comes bearing one.
adidas Originals Samba
The third of our iconic adidas sneaker trio on the list is the Samba, a shoe with 1940s roots. It was originally designed as a football sneaker for icy ground, but got its first global break at the 1950 FIFA World Cup in Rio.
adidas Mini Logo Relaxed Hat
If they're a real adidas stan, they'll appreciate the simple things. This pared-back baseball cap features a small Trefoil logo embroidered to the front panel and that's all the detail that's needed.
adidas Tiro Gloves
Dressed from head to toe in Three Stripes, why not finish off the adidas stan's fit with a pair of gloves.
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