Adidas Continental 80 Review
Adidas is throwing it back to the ’80s by dropping a re-release of their original Continental 80 classic sneakers. As the name implies, these shoes were originally released in the ’80s. And keeping true to the retro counterpart, Adidas did not add any upgrades, enhance the shoe with modern footwear advancements, or change anything other than colorways with the new release of the Continental sneakers. While buyers loved the commitment to the throwback sneakers, most would have appreciated some modifications to improve the quality and comfort of these shoes. They are available in a wide variety of monochrome colorways, that give these shoes a muted and neutral look, allowing them to be worn with just about anything. And each colorway has the same simple navy blue and red piping detail that gives them just a hint of extra character that customers loved. Just like the originals, the Continentals are not meant to be anything more than a pair of practical everyday shoes.
And customers agree that, like other low profile power phase sneakers, these are great for daily casual wear but offered a better price point. They are constructed out of panels of leather that are stitched together to withstand daily use. The leather is soft and gives well to the movement of your feet. Cut out holes throughout the shoe's upper provide much-needed ventilation to help maintain a cool climate for your feet. The lining is crafted from terry cloth, which feels nice and soft on the feet. The ortholite insole is a basic piece of removable foam that adds a little extra comfort and the midsole consists of a simple EVA wedge encased in dual rubber cupsoles for flexible support. And the trainer inspired look gives them a dope vintage appeal that is growing in popularity. As a whole, the Adidas Continental 80's are a good choice for a pair of casual sneakers with an old school vibe that offers style and comfort perfect for light daily activity.
Attractive Retro Vibe
Great For Wide Feet
Variety of Colorways
Easy To Style
Lack of Support
Sneaker lovers particularly appreciated the simple and thin navy blue and red stripe running along the shoe's side panels. It is an original vintage detail crafted out of woven fabric that gives the shoe a subtle but playful pop of character. Reviewers also really dug the branding on the shoe's upper. The window panel shows off a subtle Adidas name and tri-foil logo that was found to be a nice change of branding from the three big stripes commonly found on modern Adidas shoes. And the embossed heel tab logos with the fabric tongue logo added just the right amount of Adidas culture without being over the top. And as far as use of color is concerned, Adidas knocked it out the park by choosing to use one solid muted color for the entire shoe on every colorway.