adidas Atlantic MKII trainer history

The adidas Atlantic MkII Trainer Returns From The 3 Stripes Archives

The adidas Atlantic MkII trainer was born in a golden era of casual fashion and now returns from the 3 Stripes archives for 2021.

The late 1970s and the early 1980s marked a golden era in 3 stripes history. It’s hard to believe such a relatively short period in time could give birth to such as vast amount of classic adidas trainers. For example; the adidas Hamburg from 1982 and the majority of the City Series were born in this golden era. The Handball SPEZIAL from 1979, The Jeans MkII from 1979, the Oregon from 1982, the New York from 1983 (we could go on) were also born from this magical footwear phenomenon. Another one of them very special styles to come from this spiritual stretch of the time is the adidas Atlantic MkII which now returns from the 3 Stripes archives for 2021.

adidas Atlantic MKII trainer history

Above: The adidas Atlantic MkII trainer in power blue/solar yellow now available from 80s Casual Classics.

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It was the Casuals themselves that created a whole new world of adidas admirers bringing back unknown adidas trainers from European stores to the UK’s Casual clientele. These classic adidas trainer styles have remained just as relevant in today’s highly competitive trainer market, with the OG styles becoming even more celebrated than ever. For 2021, adidas once again revive the Atlantic MkII from the 3 Stripes archive.

adidas Atlantic MKII trainer history

Above: The adidas Atlantic MkII trainer in power blue/solar yellow now available from 80s Casual Classics.

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First introduced in the early 1980s, the Atlantic was a performance shoe specifically designed for indoor sports such as football training. Just like the majority of performance adidas trainers at the time it quickly became a “go to” shoe for the young Casuals. Similar in appearance to the Jeans MkII from 1979 which drew inspiration from the SL family, the Atlantic also featured the signature heel stabiliser and T-toe detailing to the front. Early models were also manufactured in Romania.

adidas Atlantic MKII trainer history

Above: The adidas Atlantic MkII trainer in power blue/solar yellow now available from 80s Casual Classics.

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Now introduced in an OG inspired blue & solar yellow colourway, the adidas Atlantic trainer returns for 2021. The streamlined yet sturdy silhouette features soft suede uppers, suede overlays and a speed fastening lace system. The heel stabiliser adds extra stability to each step with contrasting 3 stripes in solar yellow for that classic adidas look. Other features include original Trefoil branding to the tongue and T-toe overlays to the front. Shop the adidas Atlantic MkII trainer now from 80s Casual Classics via the links.

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