Verdict from 36 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • Top-quality: The Adidas Japan is constructed with the finest materials, according to numerous users.
  • Comfortable: Numerous users consider this sneaker as cozy to wear.
  • Lightweight: The Adidas Originals Japan feels airy when worn, many respondents have cited. 
  • Stylish: It has a top-class retro style that complements any attire, a handful of wearers have shared.
  • Recommended: Most reviewers highly endorse this sneaker from the Adidas Originals collection to their peers. 
  • Premium leather: Many buyers specifically highlighted the soft leather upper used on this sneaker.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Width: One buyer mentions that he considers the Adidas Originals Japan a bit wide.
  • Traction: The rubber outsole of this model does not offer a reliable grip; a few users have cited.
  • Pricey: Adidas sells this at a bit pricey range.

Bottom line

To celebrate the sporting events, the Three Stripes relaunched the cutting-edge retrospective Adidas Japan. This faithful copy of the original features a supple leather on its upper that gives superb comfort and premium feel to its wearers. Although it comes in a bit pricey tag, this vintage cool kick is still highly endorsed to anyone looking for retro trainers to add to their collection. 

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Say Konichiwa to Adidas Japan

The Adidas Japan was first introduced in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and tagged as one of the Adidas' very first low-profile training silhouettes. After decades of absence from the scene, Adidas' most elusive pair of trainers returns. This time, as a part of the Adidas Originals' City Series.

What to expect from the Adidas Originals Japan

The Adidas Japan features a retro vibe brimming with style and character. It is painted with colors of the Japanese flag, blood red and stark white, and crafted with buttery-soft Kangaroo leather. This premium supple leather gives its wearers superb comfort the moment they slip this sneaker on their feet.

This pair also displays a plush suede toe and heel overlays and a classic green Adidas branding on the side for a perfect dose of old-school vibe. Meanwhile, this low-top model has a thin, leather heel pull tab that makes taking this pair on and off a breeze. Found down below is the lightweight, off-white rubber outsole that delivers ample traction and vintage style.


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