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Everything You Need To Know About The adidas Rom Trainer

Luke Taylor
adidas Rom history

The adidas Rom trainer couldn’t scream casual 3 stripes if it tried harder, however its origins are a lot older than you might think.

You might know your Trimm Trab from your Trinidad & Tobago but did you also know the adidas Rom or Rome as it is also known is actually one of the oldest adidas trainer designs out there? First launched all the way back in 1959 the history of the adidas Rom started in celebration of the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome making it even older than the likes of the Samba and the Gazelle which were both released in the 1960s.

adidas Rom history

The adidas Rom really made its mark with the rise of casual culture in the UK following its re-release in the 1980s as young casuals tried to out do each other with the very latest 3 stripe designs on foot. Original colourways included white leather uppers with contrasting royal or collegiate green stripes and heel tab. The original ridged sole also featured on the 80s re-release with the “Made in Germany” model. An exclusive flat soled “Made in France” was also released in the 80s but never quite gained the same status as the original design.

adidas Rom history

The classic 3 stripes silhouette is now re-introduced for 2019 in some original adi colourways. Highlights include white leather uppers, suede overlays, the notable grippy outsole and the iconic adidas trefoil branding to the rear. The adidas Rom will be launching from adidas stockists worldwide such as afew-store.com from Saturday 3rd March 2019. In other recent adi’ news you can also check out the forthcoming adidas Handball SPEZIAL St. Patrick’s Day trainer which also launches next month.

Luke Taylor
Luke Taylor

Luke has lived and breathed the associated lifestyles & subcultures of RC for the last 20 years, as well as gaining a vast knowledge and a wealth of experience in the industry since 2006. His passion is really the techwear side of the spectrum, with brands like Stone Island & Acronym being among some of his personal favorites. Set up in 2013, his industry background & knowledge has seen RC go from strength to strength to become the digital magazine, platform & authority it is today.

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