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Summer is coming to an end and schools are starting back up, which is almost never a good feeling. But there is a silver lining to the back-to-school transition: refreshing your wardrobe with the best back-to-school clothes and shoes.
Picking up some new threads or kicks is a great way to feel better about that first day of class, but back-to-school shopping isn’t reserved for students. Some brands are offering discounts on best-selling pieces right now, making it a great time to score some wardrobe upgrades — whether you’re a student, a parent, or none of the above.
The Best Back-to-School Clothes & Shoes to Buy Now
One of the best places to shop back-to-school pieces this year is adidas. The sportswear giant is obviously best known for its sneakers (which are always a great back-to-school piece), but the brand also has some fantastic backpacks and clothing as well. Plus, adidas is currently running a Back to School Sale, offering up to 25% off your order with code SAVEMORE.
Below are some of the best back-to-school clothes and shoes to shop right now at adidas.com, from daily bags to A+ sneakers.
Best Back-to-School Clothes & Bags
1. adidas Utility Backpack 4.0
Finding a great everyday backpack is no easy feat, which is why we love this Utility backpack from adidas. Its utilitarian style is unique among a sea of basic backpacks, but it’s still versatile enough to use with any outfit. And it doesn’t just look utilitarian. It’s also well-equipped for hauling all your gear with a large main compartment, a laptop sleeve, a water bottle pocket, and multiple exterior pockets.
2. adidas Tiro 21 Track Pants
adidas’ Tiro track pants are a best-seller because you can wear them while training on chilly mornings, to class, or while running errands with other casual pieces. The pants are made of adidas’ Primegreen fabric; a recycled polyester doubleknit that wicks sweat and stretches as needed.
3. adidas Adicolor Classics Tee
Want to channel the retro look of the adidas x Gucci collab without spending too much? Check out this classic three-stripe adidas t-shirt. It comes in a handful of great colors, like this collegiate gold, letting you choose the right one for your personal style. Pair it with light wash jeans and classic adidas sneakers for best effect.
4. adidas Puffer Tote Bag
If you’re tired of the same-old backpack, consider switching to a tote bag like this adidas Puffer. It’s big enough to fit books and a small laptop or tablet for school, but you can also use the tote as a gym bag for sneakers and a change of clothes. Unlike your average shopper tote, this one has quick-access zipper pockets for smaller items. Plus, we think it looks great too.
5. adidas Cozy Crew Socks
With earlier (probably more rushed) mornings before class, you don’t want to be out of clean socks. Prepare with these cozy, fall-ready crew socks. The two-pack includes socks in off-white and beige with adidas’ three-strip logos — a welcome change from the regular black, white, and grey.
6. adidas Adicolor Crewneck Sweatshirt
This Adicolor crewneck will almost certainly get tons of mileage. Made of soft cotton fleece, the sweater can be a versatile layer for casual outfits, a go-to for workout warmups, or both. We like it in black for pairing with almost anything in your wardrobe, but adidas offers the sweater in some great statement colors as well.
Best Back-to-School Sneakers
7. adidas Ultraboost 1.0 DNA
Keeping your feet comfortable, supported, and stylish is a great way to make school or work days easier. These best-selling adidas Ultraboosts do just that, showcasing a classic trainer look in an all-black colorway (other colorways are available too). But, while most people wear them for style points, it’s important to remember that the Ultrabosts are also highly capable running shoes as well.
8. adidas Forum Low
Originally released in the Eighties, the adidas Forums have made a big comeback recently. And considering the sneakers’ chunky, retro look, their resurgence doesn’t come as a surprise. The throwback kicks make an excellent choice this fall, looking great under baggy chinos and jeans.
9. adidas NMD_R1
With its rubber patches, flared outsole, and running-inspired look, the NMD has become a modern classic in adidas’ lineup. They’re still a great option if you’re lacking a good trainer — whether for casual outfits or workouts — and they come in a whopping 31 colors to match any wardrobe.
10. adidas NMD_V3
For a more unique, advanced version of the NMD silhouette, check out these NMD_V3s. They add some flair to the classic NMD with a semi-translucent rubber outsole and a more technical upper, but you still get the comfort and athletic performance that the NMD is famous for.
11. adidas Ozelia
These Ozelias are some of the best Yeezy 700 dupes we’ve ever seen — and they cost just $100. The design is at once retro and futuristic, re-mixing a Nineties silhouette. We think the chunky sole, wedge shape, and flowing lines are complimented nicely by this all-grey option, but you’ve got ten other colors to choose from.
12. adidas Daily 3.0 Skate
For a minimal, go-to pair of white sneakers, check out these adidas Daily 3.0 skateboarding shoes. They boast a durable canvas upper, a speckled, rubber outsole, and minimal branding. Overall, you can throw these on with just about anything: Slacks, jeans, shorts, or chinos all look great over the low-key kicks.