Who should buy the Adidas Continental 80

  • Users who are into classic yet affordable pairs of sneakers
  • Buyers looking for a kick that is adaptable to a wide array of styles
  • Sneaker fans opting to purchase a sneaker that they could comfortably wear all day long
  • People who are in search of a perfect summer footwear

Adidas Continental 80 collar area with laces and logo

Who should NOT buy it

The Adidas Continental 80 is not for users with wide feet as it was designed with a narrow profile. Check out our wide sneakers collection for your alternative options. 

Adidas Continental 80 trefoil logo at the heel

Adidas Continental 80: A simple and practical sneaker that features a vintage appeal

Featuring a distinct 1980s tennis-inspired look, the low-top Adidas Continental 80 makes for an exciting sneaker to mix and match with. It has a simple approach yet it’s infused with unique details that make it stand out. It also has an unfussy style that makes it highly versatile for pairing with different outfits.

Adidas Continental 80 collar lateral back view

This particular model has mainly gained attention because of its similarity to the Yeezy Powerphase, which took inspiration from the original model.

Adidas Continental 80 better view of toe box

Adaptable pair for everyone

This shoe balances the past with just a touch of the modern perspective, ensuring that the wearer will have a pair of kicks that will fit with just about any casual activity. One such adaptable variation is the Adidas Continental 80 in black. It’s suitable for hanging out, walking the streets, or even for traveling or at the workplace. It has the right amount of grace and sporty accents to pull off almost any laidback get-up.

Adidas Continental 80 heel area lateral view

It offers stability and lockdown fit

The Adidas Continental 80 is found in men’s and women’s sizes. It has a leather upper that offers the wearer a stable fit, while also delivering a durable structure that’s meant to last. Meanwhile, the sneaker has a low-cut design that allows generous ankle movement and does not hinder it. Lastly, its lace-up system lets the tester adjust the fit according to preference. 

Adidas Continental 80 adjustable flat cotton laces

Choose among its trendy hues

The model was initially reintroduced in three new colorways: the Adidas Continental 80 black shoes, white/scarlet/navy, and white/off-white/scarlet. It was also recently redone in a grey/yellow combination. At present, there are many color options available for this shoe. They all have a monochrome approach on the upper, which results in a smooth and classic vibe that’s ideal for the spring or summer.

Adidas Continental 80 breathable perforations

Some of this model's colorways also have a distinctly retro appearance. Such color options include the Adidas Continental 80 off-white, the vibrant semi-frozen yellow/scarlet/collegiate navy, the maroon/scarlet/hi-res aqua, and the clear pink/scarlet/collegiate navy. These particular selections will look well with retro outfits, especially when paired with crew socks and jackets.

Adidas Continental 80 padded collar

Timeless aura that will attract retro-loving shoe lovers

Inspired by ‘80s tennis shoes, the Adidas Continental 80 sneaker features many vintage details. Its style is so timeless that it can still have a contemporary appeal despite its retro roots. Classic Adidas branding details give the sneaker a sophisticated finish, giving its sporty flair an elegant touch.

Adidas Continental 80 shiny leather on the heel

The upper is made up of premium, full-grain leather, lending the sneaker with retro charm. It's also a super-soft material that promises a luxurious and ultra-comfortable feel. In addition, the collar and tongue are lightly padded to keep the ankle comfortable with each movement.

Adidas Continental 80 gum rubber outsole

Near the laces, one can find a logo window, which encloses the Adidas name and Trefoil logo, adding to the model's retro appearance. Soft French terry material makes up the sneaker’s lining, which will no doubt recall to mind the styles of 1980s kicks. The famous Trefoil logo is also found on the tongue and heel tab for additional heritage branding.

Adidas Continental 80 Adidas logo

The upper sits atop a lightweight EVA midsole that ensures everyday comfort. This sneaker’s monochrome approach instantly makes it an everyday essential. One eye-catching detail is the two-toned stripe found on the sides, which offers a pop of color amidst the shoe's different colorways, such as in the Adidas Continental 80 white shoes.

Adidas Continental 80 two toned stripes on the lateral side

Fashionably affordable pair

When it comes to the price, the Continental 80 sneaker from Adidas offers a budget-friendly price tag with all the function and style one would need for an everyday vintage appeal. Unlike its predecessor, this model is aimed more for casual daily use than for court performance. However, it retains the high-performing features that ensure comfort for the wearer in addition to the stylish factor.

Adidas Continental 80 heel logo at the midsole

Facts / Specs

Style: Retro, Sporty, Minimalist
Top: Low
Inspired from: Tennis
Collection: Adidas Originals, Adidas Continental
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Rubber Sole, Cup Sole, EVA, OrthoLite
Season: Summer, Spring

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