A great alternative to canvas sneakers. Always get black before you get white. Looks good with jeans or corduroys, and sometimes with broken in chinos but I think the darker shade pant you've got the better they look.
"It has been among Adidas' most popular, best selling shoes in recent times, the second best sold Adidas shoe ever with over 35 million sold pairs worldwide, behind the legendary Adidas Stan Smith. It is produced in a variety of color schemes, yet the classic black with three white stripes is the most popular. The shoe features a tan gumsole that distinguishes it from other Adidas shoes. The shoe was first produced in 1950 to enable association football players to train on icy hard ground (hence the suction on the gumsole)."