Summary

We spent 6.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

9 reasons to buy

  • A good number of reviewers love the overall comfort and quality that the Adidas Advantage offers.
  • Several buyers find the leather quality of the upper durable and well-built.
  • Most of the users mention the amazing amount of comfort the Cloudfoam provides, better than Skechers.
  • The majority of the shoe wearers are happy with the versatility the Advantage offers as far as styling is concerned.
  • This low-top trainer is a cheaper alternative to the classic Adidas Stan Smith, shares some reviewers.
  • According to a couple of testers, they are happy with the clean and simple design of the shoes.
  • Many of the purchasers receive compliments when they wear this sneaker. 
  • Some wearers appreciate how they are able to use this as daily footwear and match it with most outfits.
  • A few customers plan to purchase another pair, or if not already, have an extra pair in their collection.

4 reasons not to buy

  • A handful of reviews state how they go half-size bigger because the forefoot felt a little narrow.
  • Few buyers find the tongue too big and uncomfortable.
  • Some users share that the leather makes squeaking noises when walking.
  • The ankle tends to graze at the heel portion causing discomfort, states a purchaser.

Bottom line

In keeping with the tennis inspiration, the Advantage carries on the minimal, clean-looking design. Sticking to white and black color variations, this lace-up model is a good daily essential for anybody’s lifestyle.

Meanwhile, the glossy leather upper exudes the timelessness of the design and silhouette of the sneaker. It also helps that this low-top is among Adidas’ inexpensive price range of sneakers.

Facts

Top: Low
Inspired from: Tennis
Collection: Adidas NEO
Closure: Laces
Material: EVA, Leather, Rubber Sole
Technology: Cloudfoam
Price: $65
Colorways: Beige, Black, Blue, Grey, Multi, Silver, White
Size
Small True to size Large
Fit
Tight Loose
Forefoot fit
Narrow Wide
Toebox
Tight Roomy
Support
Neutral Stable
Flexibility
Stiff Flexible
Breathability
Warm Breathable
Cushioning
Firm Plush
Durability 8/10
Comfort 7/10
Traction 7/10
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Adidas Advantage has sizes for men and women. However, it is best to refer to the site’s sizing chart for a more accurate fit. Also, it helps to read recommendations from other reviewers to get a good idea of how to go about when picking the right size.

The padded tongue coupled with the detachable insole provides the necessary comfort one needs when wearing a shoe. Adidas’ Cloudfoam insole allows for a soft padded stride.

Found in the tongue is a center loop to secure the shoestrings from moving unintentionally and securing one’s feet according to snug preferences.

Looking like a doppelganger for the Adidas Advantage Clean VS Lifestyle, this model, with its no-fuss design and basic colorway, allows a wide variety of styling options from casual low-down to sleek-smart office attire.

  • For a sharp-witted attire in the office, put on a plain white round neck tee and a grey high-waist tailored ankle cut slacks with a matching blazer. Match this straightforward attire with a white pair of Adidas Advantage on the feet.
  • Running errands can be stylish when donning on some loose-enough printed shirt tucked into chino shorts and a pair of black Advantage.

This low-top lace-up sneaker is unmistakably looking resemblant with the Stan Smith silhouette, particularly with the white/green colorway. The same hue of green is visible on the heel and tongue patching.

One striking difference is the perforated three stripes on the lateral and medial sides. While Stan Smith has the one-liner 3-stripes, Advantage has a triple-line grouping.

This shoe weighs a little heavier than the Cloudfoam Advantage Clean because of the regular rubber outsole; whereas the Cloudfoam Advantage Clean features the Cloudfoam midsole.

Adidas launched the NEO collection in 2012. Targeting the more youthful audience, Adidas decided to craft shoes that teens are more attracted to. 

The shoe manufacturer noticed that the younger market easily adapts to a fast-paced life. Along with this are hyped up fashion trends that come and go. NEO, which literally means “new”, is a sub-brand of the company that caters to this. 

In line with the essence of this set, Adidas tapped young and rising stars to get on-board and create their own designs. Among those personalities was Selena Gomez. 

As the world became more reliant on the growing usage of digital marketing, the company with the Trefoil logo used the YouTube platform and the power of young influencers to market the Adidas NEO Cloudfoam shoes. Enlisting YouTube personalities Marcus Butler and Amanda Steele as an additional roster to its brand ambassadors.

Since then, Adidas has released several footwears and among the most popular are the Advantage designs. Most of the models from the Advantage lineup features the Cloudfoam technology, which is this cushioning system that provides the utmost comfort.

                 Cloudfoam Advantage

  • It is a retro of a 70s silhouette that is reminiscent of Stan Smith.
  • This low-top is available in either suede or leather uppers.
  • Incorporates Cloudfoam tech for a more cushioned comfort feel.
  • Stripe logo markings are visible in leather.

                 Cloudfoam Advantage Clean

  • This is a stripped-down version of the Cloudfoam Advantage.
  • Features a 3-stripe perforation detail logo on the sidewalls that allow breathability.
  • Upper variations of leather-mesh, nubuck, leather, and leather-textile are available.

                 Advantage Clean VS Lifestyle

  • This lace-up closure features the perforated 3-stripe logo outline.
  • It features a heel pull tab for quick entry.
  • Lace holders are absent of metal eyelets for a more streamlined look.

                 Advantage Bold

  • This is a women’s exclusive shoe under the skateboarding category.
  • One stand-out feature is the chunky platform-inspired midsole that makes it stylish.
  • Varying heel accents of iridescent color, shiny black leather, and suede coral make for a feminine touch.
  • Shoestrings come in a ribbony satin finish.

  • Colorways available in (1) white/green; (2) black/white/grey); (3) white/blue; (4) white/metallic copper
  • Also available is an edition in collaboration with Brazilian brand Farm Rio which is known for its colorful prints.

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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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