1984 saw the Olympic Games being held in LA for the second time. The city first hosted the event in 1932 and is currently scheduled to host the games for a third time in 2028, all things being equal. The mid-’80s Summer Games was a big moment for adidas, as it was the first year that the sportswear brand became an Olympic sponsor. Naturally, it dropped
A fairly understated running silhouette, the Spirit of the Games was offered as
However, in a similar style to BEAMS’ fun flips of shoes from
All realized in white grain leather, BEAMS’ three Spirit of the Games sneakers are offered with typical laces, velcro straps, or even laceless, all yielding entirely different looks. The lateral-side “Spirit of the Games” logo is rendered tonal for a clean finish.