adidas is perhaps most famous for its all-white sneakers, with its most popular models including the classic Stan Smith and Superstar. But like most sportswear behemoths, adidas also makes sneakers in a myriad of other colors. Black adidas sneakers are also some of the brand’s best-selling, thanks in large part to the understated nature and stealthy aesthetic of all-black sneakers.

When it comes to adidas, almost all of its general release sneakers will be offered in black variants. This means that you’ll be able to pick up the latest Ultraboost model, a Stan Smith, or an OG ZX sneaker in all-black. Additionally, adidas has ongoing collaborations with some of our world’s most relevant and popular creators. While not all of those sneakers will be available in black, a large majority of them feature black in some form.

A great example is the YEEZY sub-division that Kanye West and adidas Originals have established over the past five years. Together, the Three Stripes and West have released several predominantly black sneakers, such as the “Pirate Black” versions of the YEEZY Boost 350 and 350 V2. Palace, the London-based skateboarding brand, has also teamed up with adidas on more than a few occasions over the last few years, and recently released a set of Superstars, one of which came in all black.

To help you keep track of all of the black adidas sneakers out there, we’ve put together a comprehensive list of some of the most stylish and popular releases of the past few years below.

adidas EQT Support ADV

Brand: adidas

Model: EQT Support ADV

Key Features: This sneaker boasts a knitted textile upper with a two-tone pixel motif, in addition to suede quarter panels and structural overlays, TPU ankle support, and a classic EVA midsole.

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Editor’s Notes: As part of its Black Friday 2017 offering, adidas released three murdered-out EQT sneakers.

adidas EQT Cushion ADV

Brand: adidas

Model: EQT Cushion ADV

Key Features: The EQT Cushion ADV notes a premium nubuck quarter panel, TPU ghillie lacing system, TPU heel cage, and an EVA midsole unit.

Buy: StockX

Editor’s Notes: As part of its Black Friday 2017 offering, adidas released three murdered-out EQT sneakers.

adidas EQT Support 93/17

Brand: adidas

Model: EQT Support 93/17

Key Features: The EQT Support 93/17 is reinforced with webbing tape Three Stripes, in addition to TPU ankle support, Equipment branding details, and a Boost midsole.

Buy: StockX

Editor’s Notes: The EQT Support 93/17 marks the final pair in adidas' Black Friday 2017 releases.

adidas Ultraboost 20

Brand: adidas

Model: Ultraboost 20

Key Features: Featuring a Boost sole and Primeknit upper, adidas decks out an otherwise all-black colorway with paint splatters and futuristic hues.

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Editor’s Notes: When adidas first dropped its Ultraboost silhouette back in 2015 it changed the running game. The Ultraboost even reached space when adidas followed up the hugely popular Ultraboost 19 with a collab with the International Space Station.

adidas Originals Crazy 1 Star Wars Darth Vader

Brand: adidas Originals

Model: Crazy 1 Star Wars Darth Vader

Key Features: This Darth Vader iteration comes with a shiny all-black upper featuring a red midsole and sitting atop a black outsole. Star Wars graphics can be seen underneath the glossy upper.

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Editor’s Notes: Comprising three separate drops, the first of the partnership between the Three Stripes and the Disney-owned franchise comes in the form of basketball and lightsaber-inspired sneakers.

adidas AlphaEdge 4D

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Brand: adidas

Model: AlphaEdge 4D

Key Features: The much-hyped 3D-printed AlphaEdge 4D is updated with a new reflective upper made using Carbon Digital Light Synthesis. The process uses digital light projection, oxygen-permeable optics and programmable liquid resins to print high-performance, durable polymeric products.

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Editor’s Notes: The AlphaEdge 4D comes in a familiar black colorway, while this update incorporates a more visible white logo.

adidas Originals x OAMC Type 0-3

Brand: adidas Originals x OAMC

Model: Type 0-3

Key Features: The iconic GSG9 outsole combat boots are equipped with a visible lacing system.

Buy: StockX

Editor’s Notes: adidas Originals x OAMC’s Type 0-3 sneaker follows the two brands’ previous seasonal collaborations, Type 0-1 and Type 0-2. The new iteration was reborn through the collection’s emphasis on mountaineering and features a sleek high-top leather body with a rugged trail outsole.

adidas YEEZY Boost 350 V2 “Pirate Black”


Brand: adidas

Model: YEEZY Boost 350 V2 “Pirate Black”

Key Features: The re-release of the “Pirate Black” model features a red accent on the heel pull, reflective detailing on the lace, and features the model’s signature Primeknit upper and Boost cushioning.


Editor’s Notes: After a blacked-out YEEZY June 2019 that brought a “Black Reflective” YEEZY Boost 350 V2, Vanta 700 V2, “Utility Black” 700 V1, all-black 350 V2, and Tephra 700 V2, the popular “Pirate Black” YEEZY Boost 350 V2 colorway returned on Black Friday 2019.

adidas Originals x BED j.w. FORD Kamanda

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adidas Originals

Brand: adidas Originals x BED j.w. FORD

Model: Kamanda

Key Features:  The Kamanda, previously a low-top, is turned into a mid-top sneaker with a sock-like mix of Primeknit and premium nubuck leather. The sock liner and premium triple black construction is notably present as well.

Buy: adidas

Editor’s Notes: Shinpei Yamagishi’s label, BED j.w. FORD, and adidas Originals unveiled their first collaborative collection, which comprised a range of apparel as well as three footwear options. The footwear is elevated with premium materials and a stealthy triple black color scheme across all three models, while the apparel takes a cut-and-paste approach, with paneled pieces arriving in a burgundy and navy color scheme with reflective and gold branding throughout.

adidas Originals x BED j.w. FORD Korsika

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adidas Originals

Brand: adidas Originals x BED j.w. FORD

Model: Korsika

Key Features: This style is one from adidas’ archives, a deck-style moccasin dubbed Korsika. The sock liner and premium triple black construction is present like on the rest of the offerings in this collection.


Editor’s Notes: Shinpei Yamagishi, the founder of BED j.w. FORD, said the following about this collaboration: “I think one of the most important factors of collaborations is for each brand to be able to still express their individual concept. We tried to maintain our brand’s style and express adidas’ characteristics at the same level, very carefully.”

adidas Originals x BED j.w. FORD Crazy BYW

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adidas Originals

Brand: adidas Originals x BED j.w. FORD

Model: Crazy BYW

Key Features:  The Crazy BYW’s design stays largely intact with a multi-paneled upper and stealthy triple black colorway.

Buy: StockX

Editor’s Notes: This model marks the third and final shoe in BED j.w. FORD and adidas Originals' first collaborative work.

adidas x Reebok InstaPump Fury Boost "Black and White"

Brand: adidas x Reebok

Model: InstaPump Fury Boost "Black and White"

Key Features: Reebok and adidas’ hybrid InstaPump Fury Boost incorporates fused technologies, featuring a textile upper with synthetic overlays, Pump technology for a customized fit, responsive Boost cushioning, and a rubber outsole for enhanced durability and traction.

Buy: StockX

Editor’s Notes: The sneakers feature monochrome uppers with metallic GraphLite, in addition to white Boost midsoles and gum outsoles.

adidas Originals Ozweego Tech Moon Landing "Black"


Brand: adidas Originals

Model: Ozweego Tech “Moon Landing”

Key Features: The Ozweego “Moon Landing” pack comprises six different colorways, each of which represents a different location around the world: London (Black), Paris (Grey Four), Tokyo (Grey Five), Shanghai (White), Los Angeles (Clear Granite), and New York (Clear Brown). Completing the space exploration theme, each shoe comes in exclusive collector’s edition packaging with honeycomb-texture details and tonal Trefoil logo branding.

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Editor’s Notes: To celebrate the lunar mission that saw Neil Armstrong become the first man to set foot on the moon, adidas Originals released a set of six moon landing-inspired Ozweego colorways. Each shoe was constructed using one piece of fabric, with embroidered detailing giving the shoes a techy, space-age feel and look.

adidas Skateboarding x Na-Kel Smith Nizza Low

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Brand: adidas Skateboarding x Na-Kel Smith

Model: Nizza Low

Key Features: Na-Kel Smith’s adidas Skateboarding Nizza sneakers come optioned in high-top and low-top models, both of which feature hairy suede uppers, cheetah print detailing, and tonal laces. The shoes are decorated with either pink or red accents.

Buy: StockX

Editor’s Notes: adidas Skateboarding partnered with team rider Na-Kel Smith for this collaboration, showcasing the classic Nizza. Offered in two colorways, one iteration represents Smith’s wild side, while the other points to his milder side.

“I like the history of the Nizza, and the look of the shoe. The suede we used feels furry and has a really nice touch to it. It’s also really easy to break in,” Na-Kel explains, “More than anything, I’m appreciative and grateful to have been able to choose these colorways myself.”

adidas Originals x Palace Superstar

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Palace Skateboards

Brand: adidas Originals x Palace

Model: Superstar

Key Features: A leather upper features “Palace” text in place of the customary “Superstar” branding, as well as perforated side stripes. A co-branded logo is present on the tongue, while Palace branding is also displayed on the insole and heel of the shoe. The iconic shell toe and midsole are off-white on all three colorways.

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Editor’s Notes: This adidas Originals x Palace collaboration sees the London-based skate brand give the iconic Superstar model a makeover. The sneaker originally dropped in three colorways  whereby the black and white colorways were a subdued take on the classic silhouette, while the neon yellow version was more eye-catching, in typical Palace fashion.

adidas YEEZY Boost 350 V2 "Black Reflective"

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Brand: adidas

Model: YEEZY Boost 350 V2 "Black Reflective"

Key Features: The upper is composed of a re-engineered Primeknit with a post-dyed monofilament side stripe woven into it. Reflective threads are also woven into the black upper, while a customary full-length Boost midsole completes the look.


Editor’s Notes: This marked the fifth YEEZY release in June 2019, as the "Black Reflective" joined the Vanta 700 V2, the Utility Black 700 V1, the all-black 350 V2, and the Tephra 700 V2. Similarly, this wasn’t the first time that adidas and YEEZY utilized reflective technology, as a reflective static colorway dropped in December 2018.

adidas Skateboarding "City Cup"

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adidas Skateboarding

Brand: adidas Skateboarding

Model: City Cup

Key Features: The City Cup features breathable mesh lining with a molded midfoot and heel stability element, and a decoupled outsole for shock absorption. The skate shoe is finished off with a gum rubber outsole and done up in a matte black colorway.

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Editor’s Notes: adidas Skateboarding unveiled tonal opposites with this release via the City Cup and the Busenitz.

adidas x UNDEFEATED Ultraboost 1.0 “Blackout”

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Brand: adidas x UNDEFEATED

Model: Ultraboost 1.0 “Blackout”

Key Features: The upper is mostly Primeknit with the original Ultraboost 1.0 pattern on the toe box. Reflective oversized branding wraps can be seen around the forefoot and insoles of each shoe. Perforated jersey mesh is featured at the ankle collars, while UNDEFEATED’s signature five-strike logo is present on one of the tongues. Lastly, full-length Boost cushioning and a rubber outsole complete the look.


Editor’s Notes: UNDEFEATED unveiled its third adidas Ultraboost collaboration, this time giving the running model a triple-black makeover. Reflective 3M detailing adorned the upper, which also featured the silhouette’s popular 1.0 Primeknit pattern, a favorite among many sneakerheads.

adidas Ultraboost 19

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Brand: adidas

Model: Ultraboost 19

Key Features: Consisting of a Primeknit upper, Boost cushioning as well as a molded heel counter for a natural fit, a Torsion spring is placed in the midsole for additional support.

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Editor’s Notes: Done up in the brand’s woven Primeknit for comfort and breathability, this Ultraboost 19 is an all-black affair, save for the outsole where hints of a white Boost midsole peek through.

adidas Running by Pharrell Williams Solar Hu

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Brand: adidas Running by Pharrell Williams

Model: Solar Hu

Key Features: The silhouette boasts a mesh upper with reflective detailing and suede overlays, as well as a full-length Boost midsole, rubber outsole, thick rope laces, “Hu” branding on the toe box, and a TPU heel counter.


Editor’s Notes: In addition to the greyscale Solar Hu pack, adidas and Pharrell tapped Torie Bowie, American track superstar, adidas running ambassador, and three-time Olympic medalist to feature in a series of photographs while wearing this 2019 collaboration.

adidas Nite Jogger “Triple Black”

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Brand: adidas

Model: Nite Jogger "Triple Black"

Key Features: adidas’ “Triple Black” Nite Jogger is constructed from ripstop nylon and mesh, in addition to suede overlays. The brand’s updated Boost cushioning is featured in the midsole to provide enhanced comfort. Reflective accents add a shimmering effect to the side, toe, and heel.


Editor’s Notes: Following the release of lighter spring colorways, adidas came back with a blacked-out iteration of the Nite Jogger. Inspired by the original 1980 Nite Jogger, the current version of the sneaker boasts retro styling and reflective details.

adidas YEEZY Boost 700 "Utility Black"

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Brand: adidas

Model: YEEZY Boost 700 "Utility Black"

Key Features: A leather upper, suede overlays, mesh underlays, reflective heel details, drop-in Boost midsole and a gum sole.

Buy: StockX

Editor’s Notes: The YEEZY Boost 700 is constructed from leather, suede and mesh, while boasting reflective details on the heel and the Three Stripes branding.

adidas Originals ZX 4000 4D

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adidas Originals

Brand: adidas Originals

Model: ZX 4000 4D

Key Features: A Primeknit base is complemented by suede and leather overlays rendered in earthy browns and grays. The Futurecraft 4D sole unit arrives in its customary “Aero” green hue, while the Continental rubber outsole is black.

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Editor’s Notes: The adidas Originals ZX 4000 4D is part of the iconic ZX family, which has been around since the late ’80s and was at the forefront of adidas’ athletic footwear design for a very long time. Old school ZX models were the canvas for some of adidas’ most groundbreaking sneaker technology, such as Soft Cell heel cushioning and Torsion system.

adidas Running x NEIGHBORHOOD Ultraboost

Brand: adidas Running x NEIGHBORHOOD

Model: Ultraboost

Key Features: NEIGHBORHOOD and adidas Running teamed up to add a lightning motif to the Ultraboost, arriving in two complementary colorways featuring this electric design on the forefoot and co-branded insoles.

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Editor’s Notes: Japanese brand NEIGHBORHOOD had previously collaborated with adidas on silhouettes like the Stan Smith and NMD R1.

adidas Samba RM "Core Black"

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Brand: adidas

Model: Samba RM "Core Black"

Key Features: This shoe features a combination of a full-length Boost midsole and translucent rubber outsole. The laidback silhouette stays true to its uncomplicated roots, yet looks and feels modern.

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Editor’s Notes:  The sneaker is constructed from black leather, mesh, and nubuck, with a black outsole. The shoes also feature the “S4M3A” logo on the quarter panel.

adidas Consortium x END. Terrex Agravic XT

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Brand: adidas Consortium x END.

Model: Terrex Agravic XT

Key Features: The sneaker features a heat-reactive thermochromic panel on its upper, which changes from black to red as the wearer’s feet warm up. An EVA midsole, sock-like support, and a Continental rubber outsole complete the look.

Buy: Footshop

Editor’s Notes: UK-based retailer END. Clothing and adidas Consortium teamed up for a trail-ready, color-changing sneaker that fell under the Three Stripes’ Terrex footwear line.

The sneaker’s sleek upper is paired with a treaded rubber outsole that makes it a solid trail-ready option. A panel along the side of the upper features thermochromic tech, changing colors as the temperature of the material changes, going from black to red.

adidas Yung 96 “Triple Black”

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Brand: adidas

Model: Yung 96 "Triple Black"

Key Features: About as subtle as a colorway can get, the "Triple Black" makes up for lack of color with a variety of materials, including suede, mesh, and nylon.

Buy: StockX

Editor’s Notes: Despite the monochrome colorway, the textures provided by the different materials make this sneaker far from boring. They are also a good option to consider adding to your sneaker rotation for cold winter months since they go with virtually anything.

adidas Harden Vol. 3

Brand: adidas

Model: Harden Vol. 3

Key Features: The traditional herringbone construction with focused support in high traction areas was intended to enhance James’ ability to decelerate, while the shoe’s lace band across the upper delivers customized lockdown. The Harden Vol. 3 also features full-length Boost cushioning.

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Editor’s Notes: The Harden Vol. 3 focuses on stability and balance, designed to help James Harden stop on a dime. It initially arrived in a silver “Voyager” colorway, commemorating Harden’s voyage to bring a championship to Houston.

adidas Originals Prophere

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adidas Originals

Brand: adidas Originals

Model: Prophere

Key Features: A knitted textile upper in black is bolstered by a heel stabilizer panel and Three Stripes lacing system. This sits atop the silhouette’s chunky textured midsole.