Verdict from 100+ user reviews

10 reasons to buy

  • Several were impressed with the sneaker’s eco-friendly and innovative design concept. Others even mentioned that they chose this shoe in support of the ethical idea behind it.
  • Many confirmed that the low-top Adidas EQT Support ADV Parley’s silhouette was good-looking and a head-turner. At least one said that its creative design is suited for both teens and adults.
  • It is very comfortable, according to the majority who tried the shoe including one who recently had foot surgery.
  • A non-EQT fan revealed that he particularly liked this model for its cool colorway.
  • Based on a number of reviews, the EQT Support ADV Parley is made of good quality materials.
  • This sneaker also received a couple of 5-star ratings for its lightweight construction and supportive fit.
  • One user especially liked the neoprene-like heel support in this iteration. It felt better than the plastic-made backing found on the regular models disclosed by the same reviewer.
  • Another told that its wave-like stitch detailing made the shoe pop.
  • The Adidas EQT Support ADV Parley can be easily matched with any outfit.
  • For $160, more than a handful perceived this shoe worth its price.

6 reasons not to buy

  • A few stated that this sneaker fits slightly longer than usual.
  • Less than a handful complained about its collar being stiff. This made the shoe harder to put on.
  • A small number revealed that the EQT Support ADV Parley fits tight especially in the ankle area.
  • Its sole wore out fairly quickly, one user observed.
  • The blue color of the shoe looked different in person, not many advised.
  • Its tongue dug into the ankle causing pain, a sneakerhead with narrow and high-arched feet reported.

Bottom line

The EQT Support ADV on its own is hailed for its contemporary look. Created using Parley yarn made from recycled plastic waste, its collab version aptly dubbed as the Adidas EQT Support ADV Parley becomes all the more significant.

Its durability and sizing were questioned by a few. The majority, however, chose to focus on its ethically-sound design rather than its minor flaws. What’s more, it retained most of the elements that made the EQT Support Adv iconic. Current users highly recommend the shoe to others.

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Good to know

Available in men’s sizes 4-14, this sneaker often fits according to size. A few, particularly those with wide feet, may find its build narrow. As such, sizing up may be considered.

When it comes to fit, fans can expect this to mold to the shape of the feet like a sock while providing ample support with its knitted upper and molded heel counter.

The low-top Adidas EQT Support ADV Parley appears sporty, modern and sleek with its silhouette either clad in white and aqua accents or deep blue and aqua. Mix and match this with both casual and athletic wear and look amazing while supporting Parley for the Oceans' noteworthy cause.

Although this shoe looks so much like its siblings with its mesh upper, re-engineered midsole, and lightweight paneling, it sticks out with its ocean-like hues, textured knitted upper and decorative wave stitching. An Adidas/Parley label that works as a pull tab is also added on the tongue for a more distinct look as well as for a faster slip on/off transition.

Parley, an organization that has set their hearts on safeguarding Earth’s marine ecosystems, joined forces with German brand Adidas to spread awareness and fight plastic pollution. Their union led to the fine-tuning of some of the brand’s top-tier footwear, the EQT Support ADV included.

The EQT which stands for Equipment” is a collection that was a product of brainchild Peter Moore, designer of the famed Air Jordan 1. The line's first model was introduced in the year 1991.

During that time, the brand had to undergo a full reset to survive. They took a bold move of going back to the drawing board and redesigning their products. The result was the EQT range with models stripped naked. Their silhouette, just like any sports equipment, were developed solely to meet the needs of the athletes. Their design boasted nothing but the essentials and emphasized on function rather than on fashion.

As part of its evolution, Adidas decided to ditch the Trefoil logo and replace it with the Three-stripes.” Not only that, but their new releases featured the EQT line's colors which are green, white and black.

25 years after, the brand thought it was best to revisit the game-changing EQT range and remaster the classics in this line to meet the needs of present-day’s athletes. Soon enough, the EQT Support ADV was born and the Trefoil logo returned. An updated version of the classic EQT Support runner, it was launched in July 2016. Since then the EQT Support ADV has taken various hues and materials.

Parley, hoping to relieve the oceans off toxic waste, worked with Adidas. The outcome was the transformation of plastic waste to high-performance footwear.

Plastic waste collected from coastal communities were recycled and turned into yarn. This eco-innovative yarn was then used to create the low-top Adidas EQT Support ADV Parley. Making a debut in October 2017, the sneaker dropped in two ocean-toned colorways.

  • Just like the upper, the EQT Support ADV Parley’s rubber outsole is also made of recycled material.
  • The EVA midsole gives the shoe lightweight cushioning underfoot.
  • Better in-shoe feel can be anticipated from its cushioned insole, breathable textile lining, and padded collar.
  • The loop lacing system with rope laces aids in improving the shoe’s lockdown fit. The signature Three-stripes,” on the one hand, supplies additional midfoot support.


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