Michelle Welling

Full Guide to adidas x Stella McCartney Trainers

Launched in 2005, the adidas by Stella McCartney range is renowned for combining innovative fashion with performance sportswear. Mixing contemporary shapes with classic styles, from leggings and hoodies to sports bras and outerwear, it epitomises elevated athleisure and is coveted by the fashion-conscious all over the world. However, it’s just as famous for its sustainability design efforts — especially when it comes to footwear.

ABOUT adidas x STELLA MCCARTNEY FOOTWEAR

Taking on adidas’s commitment to remove virgin polyester from products by 2024, reduce their carbon footprint by 30% by 2030 and achieve climate neutrality by 2050, the adidas by Stella McCartney trainers range takes on the company’s “Three Loop Strategy”, made up of the following:

  • Recycled Loop: Dedicated to crafting from recycled materials, adidas by Stella McCartney trainers are made with the likes Primeblue fabric, which contains 50% Parley Ocean Plastic, and Primegreen fabric, which is created with a minimum of 40% recycled content.
  • Circular Loop: Embracing the concept that everything must be made to be remade, adidas pledges to create running shoes that won’t end up on beaches or in landfills and will instead be remade into something else.
  • Regenerative Loop: With the aim of ensuring products that may end up back in the environment can return to nature, the company vows to make footwear with natural materials, or otherwise create new materials.

But that doesn’t mean adidas by Stella McCartney shoes aren’t seriously stylish. Blurring the lines between fashion, function and performance, every single pair look sleek yet sophisticated. And better still, they are purposely designed to elevate your running, too.

Here are a few of our favourite styles:

adidas x Stella McCartney Ultraboost 20

The adidas by Stella McCartney Ultraboost 20 running shoes are designed to take your running to a whole new level. Made with recycled materials, using a no-dye technique to reduce water waste, they mould to your foot to ensure you feel comfortable and supported with every stride. Featuring a BOOST midsole, a responsive cushioning technology that energises your run, and PRIMEKNIT+ textile upper to keep you cool, these lace-up trainers offer a snug fit.

Best for: Running

adidas x Stella McCartney Ultraboost 22 

With 4% more forefoot energy return compared to Ultraboost 20 and 21, the adidas by Stella McCartney Ultraboost 22 trainers are designed specifically for women, with a narrower heel fit and low instep curve for a regular fit. Featuring the same PRIMEKNIT+ upper and BOOST midsole, they are also complete with a Linear Energy Push system to guide your heel, making them ideal for those prone to overpronation.

Best for: Running

adidas x Stella McCartney Ultraboost X 3D

The lightweight adidas by Stella McCartney Ultraboost x 3D slip-on running shoes offer complete flexibility. Crafted with PRIMEKNIT+ upper with a regular fit that hugs your foot, they adapt to your natural movements and the changing shape of your foot. Featuring adidas’s signature responsive BOOST midsole as well as a stabilising torsion system, you can run with comfort and confidence.

Best for: Running

adidas x Stella McCartney Treino

If you’re looking for a trainer to take you from HIT class to coffee, there’s a lot to love about the Treino sneakers by adidas by Stella McCartney. Made with Primegreen, a series of high-performance recycled materials, these low cut, lace-up trainers feature a BOOST midsole for instant energy return and a TPU sidewall and clip for extra ankle support. They are also finished with a rubber outsole for a reliable grip.

Best for: Training

adidas x Stella McCartney SolarGlide

Featuring the very same PRIMEKNIT+ upper and luxe BOOST cushioning as the Ultraboost collection, the adidas by Stella McCartney SolarGlide running shoes are made for crushing your personal best. Made with recycled and vegan materials, feel supported with every step thanks to the rubber outer sole and a regular fit that hugs the foot. 

Best for: Running

Conclusion

Whether you're looking for a new running shoe, something to wear in the gym, or to-and-from look no further than adidas x Stella McCartney. The range combines the performance promise of adidas footwear with the stylish edge synonymous with the Stella McCartney brand, and delivers on the sustainability ambitions of both. In these trainers you're sure to look good while feeling good about supporting consciously crafted footwear. The only question now is, which shoe is right for you?