Hailey Bieber Is Now Wearing Popper Track Pants, Making Our Teenage Dreams A Reality

Our 13-year old selves feel vindicated in our fashion choices...


by Hannah Banks-Walker |
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When I was 10, I had a prized possession. It was not sentimental, nor was it a thing of beauty. It was a pair of Adidas tracksuit trousers, which were transformed into something entirely more theatrical simply thanks to the presence of a few popper buttons running down the side of each leg. Adidas Poppers. Oh, we had some good times together. There was the time I used my pocket money to buy B*Witched's debut single – C'est La Vie, obviously – and proceeded to practice 'Irish dancing' (I'm sorry) in my bedroom, trousers unpopped, legs and arms flying, unbridled joy coursing through my veins. Or the last non-uniform day of primary school, where I collected compliments for my Adidas Poppers and thought I had reinvented myself as the cool kid of year 6 (I had not). You can imagine, then, my excitement upon seeing that, as of yesterday, track pants with poppers have once again been given fashion's seal of approval.

Hailey Bieber (Photo by Rachpoot/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

Any eagle-eyed readers, or indeed any fellow Adidas Poppers enthusiasts out there (hi!), may be keen to point out that this triumphant renaissance actually began a few years ago. In 2016, inexplicably, the world's celebrities bestowed their favour on one of the best things to emerge from the '90s. Rihanna and Kim Kardashian, both of notable influence, suddenly started wearing some popper-sided tracksuit bottoms. Then, in 2018, the likes of Bella and Gigi Hadid followed suit. Now? Hailey Bieber has been spotted in a green-and-yellow striped number in LA.

Adidas Poppers on the streets of Paris
Adidas Poppers on the streets of Paris ©Getty Images

Good grief. It never occured to me that my beloved Adidas trousers would reach such dizzy sartorial heights. But here we are. Is it any wonder, then, that we're now looking to wear the very same item of clothing once chosen by the nation's number one hun, Natalie Cassidy, for a red carpet event? No, it surely is not.

Want to know how to style them? Well, a friend (me at 10) told me they work really well with Groovy Chick T-shirts and Tammy Girl socks.

SHOP: Popper Pants To Wear In 2023

Adidas Originals, Adibreak Side Popper Track Pants ASOS

If you're after classic Adidas Poppers, look no further than this pair here. You can't go wrong with black.

Hone in on your inner athlete with this colour way! We can see these paired with some cool Samba trainers for a fully coordinated Adidas look.

Adicolor Classics, Adibreak Tracksuit BottomsAdidas

Barbiecore is in and this popper tracksuit is one way to channel it.

H&M, Wide Track PantsH&M
Price: £19.99


These affordable H&M wide track pants are guaranteed to give your wardrobe a pop of colour. Not feeling the green? It also comes in pink.

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