Size and fit

The Adidas Country OG is available for both men and women and belong to the brand’s Originals line. Seven pairs of eyelets and flat laces make up the closure system. The nylon uppers are somewhat thin and provide no medial or lateral support. However, it is this same material that allows the shoes to be so lightweight and comfy. 

Adidas Country OG Style

The Adidas Country OG are stylish classic shoes that will look good with just about any casual outfit you own. Women can pair the shoes with yoga and cropped pants, shorts, and jeans. Men can match the shoes with khaki shorts and pants, joggers, selvage denim, and jeans.

The sneakers are also quite easy to dress up for occasions that need a bit more formality. For women, pairing the shoes with a flirty skirt and a cute blouse can change the look from sporty casual to semi-dressy. Men can wear crisp khaki pants and a tailored shirt with the shoe to elevate the look.

Notable Features

The Adidas Country OG is notable for its vintage unstructured look and streamlined cut that embodies the running style of the 70s. Another good feature of the shoe is the cushioned and comfortable feel, which is even more significant when you note how lightweight it is.

Adidas Country OG History

The Adidas Country started out as a cross-country footwear. The shoes were introduced in the 70s with a campaign ad that told buyers to “Run Longer. Run Faster. Run Smarter.” The original silhouette had an all-leather upper with green-stripes, a white base, and gum soles. The luxe look of the sneakers made them just as ready for fashion as they were for running.

In March of 2015, Adidas delved deep into its archives and brought back the retro shoes. This time, the athletic wear giant dressed up the shoes with a new nylon fabric. The first reissues had white-colored uppers while the heel tabs, midsoles, and Three Stripes were done in collegiate green. The shoes kept the gum soles of the original silhouette. The grey nubuck accents on the heels, toes, and lace eyestays give the shoes a vintage feel.

Nice to know

  • Since the Adidas Country OGs’ reissue, the brand has released several new colorways for the model including two in July of 2015 (black and solar orange and white and solar blue). A “vintage white” colorway was also issued in June of 2016.
  • The shoes feature overlays made of nubuck on the heels and toes, textile linings, tapered heels, molded EVA midsoles, and gum rubber outsoles.

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.