We know that styling a new silhouette can be intimidating. Adidas’ recently introduced AlphaBOUNCE features textural and print elements that could be a challenge for anyone to incorporate into their wardrobe. But it’s not impossible. We’re going to help out with ways to make it work for you. Here are six ways you can pair your bottoms with adidas’ bold AlphaBOUNCE. (Any of the looks you see here can be paired with a neutral top, like a black t-shirt, or even layered with a subtle flannel.)
How to Wear the adidas AlphaBOUNCE
Six different ways to style adidas' new runner.
Denim in Distress
The black and white print of the AlphaBOUNCE is one of the boldest sneaker patterns we’ve seen in a long time. The best way to play off a design like this is to go neutral. Some black denim with a little bit of distressing will highlight the pattern of the sneakers while keeping the look totally accessible.
Show Off the Selvedge
The more colorful pair of AlphaBOUNCE feels more casual, so blue denim is the right move. Keep the tone light to match the sporty silhouette, but make sure you have some texture in the denim so it feels like the right match. Here we’ve made sure there’s good stacking while showing off the selvedge edging, and featuring a distressed knee.
(Mid)Tone It Up
When picking a pair of shorts to go with a shoe with this kind of visual impact, go for a midtone like grey or beige. These colors help balance the intensity of the sneakers, and keep the look fresh and light. Some raw edging will add to the textural variation.
Mix Up the Patterns
Instead of downplaying the mix of colors, prints, and textures, you can accentuate what makes the shoe special by adding even more. These camo pants tied to mid-calf won’t be for everyone, but anyone willing to be a little adventurous with a mix of patterns like this is certain to grab attention.
Give It the Summer Treatment
Like any runner, the AlphaBOUNCE has a really low silhouette. That opens the shoe up for especially summery styling. Paired with a pair of khakis that are rolled up a few inches gives reference to the sporty look, while the print keeps it unique from the beach to a boat.
Don't forget the AlphaBOUNCE is a technical running shoe. Throw on a pair of form-fitting track pants or joggers to make your warm-up more efficient and to maximize your run. Stay neutral on the look and let the sleek design inspire you for that extra boost of speed.