Who should buy the Adidas Americana Hi

Consider having a pair of this Adidas sneaker if:

  • You admire high top shoes
  • You are looking for a shoe that has an outsole that features a hard-wearing, grippy herringbone tread for slippery surfaces

Adidas Americana Hi logo

Size and fit

The Adidas Americana Hi has a vintage high-top collar, puffy with padding to support and protect the ankles. It also uses on a traditional lace-up closure system (made of ten eyelets, a flat lace, and a padded tongue) to lock down the feet with custom fitting. These Americana trainers are available in men’s sizing, which ranges from 4 to 14. Those women who plan on getting a pair should go down one and a half sizes their standard sizing. For example, a women’s 7 is 5.5 in men’s.       

Adidas Americana Hi outsole

Vintage silhouette of Adidas Americana Hi

Once a staple for serious hoopers, the Americana Hi now brings its game into the streets, letting out a powerful flash of nostalgia for the ’70s and ‘80s. Its vintage high-top silhouette is recreated to go with the casual streetwear style—laid-back or flashy.

Adidas Americana Hi high top

Jeans, joggers, sweatpants, topped with hoodies or sweaters all come to mind when looking at these Americanas. All those clothing accentuate this shoe’s legendary silhouette. Lastly, these shoes come in a limited selection of colorways: the OG cloud white/collegiate royal/scarlet, cloud white/glow blue/easy yellow, and core black/collegiate royal/active gold. 

Adidas Americana Hi back portion

Americana Hi features

The Americana Hi’s upper is primarily made of micro-perforated textile material, with suede and leather overlays at the toe bumper, collar, vamp areas. Altogether, it delivers a soft, supple, breathable feel. Sitting atop a solid cupsole, this sneaker is more than durable enough to step into the court and hit the streets. 

Adidas Americana Hi upper

Adidas Americana Hi History

In low and high-top versions, the Adidas Americana hit the hardwood floors in the ’70s and held its reign up to the ’80s. This model was a breakthrough in design during its time as it was among the earliest ones to have mesh/textile material, which made more lightweight and breathable sneakers. Such features are sought-after in a b-ball sneaker.

Adidas Americana Hi logo on tongue

These Americanas, sporting the patriotic and historic red/white/blue colorway, became now-defunct ABA’s (American Basketball Association) unofficial sneaker. Now making a bigger return, the nearly forgotten silhouette looks as crisp and fresh as its first appearance in the early ’70s.

Adidas Americana Hi toe box

Additional Info

  • The tongue has a lace loop to keep it from slipping to either side.
  • Adidas branding is detailed in the tongue, sidewalls, and insole.

Adidas Americana Hi midsole

Facts / Specs

Top: High
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Adidas Originals
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Mesh, Knit / Fabric
Colorways: White / Black
SKUs: EF2505 / EF2507 / EF2706 / EF2803 / EG5522 / EG5783 / EG5784 / Q20354

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