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The Adidas Kiel sneaker is a laidback, low-top footwear with the right amount of width for the perfect fit. It allows ample room for movement and has a breathable and lightweight build for all-day comfort. Adequate cushioning on the tongue and ankle collar make each step that much more enjoyable.

Users can customize the fit through the lace-up closure system composed of four pairs of eyelets and flat laces.

Pick out any clothing from your wardrobe, and the chances of it looking good with the Adidas Kiel is pretty high. The Kiel has that vintage look that never goes out of style.

The shoe looks great when paired with trousers, tan-colored chinos, and tracksuits and other sports wear. It can be worn with laces tucked inside or tied outside for casual and semi-casual outings.

A wide range of colorways are available for this model ranging from blue to red.

The classic simplistic style of the Adidas Kiel is its most outstanding feature. Add to that its grippy, durable outsole that is as at home on a boat’s slippery deck as it is on a skateboard and you’ve got a perfect combination.

The vulcanized rubber outsole gives wearers excellent board control. The synthetic textile upper and lining allow the foot to breathe, while the rubber toe gives it improved durability.

The Adidas name is synonymous with quality and comfort, and the Kiel delivers exactly that. It was initially released in 1972 during the Munich Olympic Games as a sailing shoe.

This new version is the first ever re-issue of the Kiel. Its grippy outsole makes it ideal for skate decks as it was on boat decks back then. It has kept its nautical round laces, breathable textile upper, and rubber toe bumper. The shoe released in a few colorways including black, collegiate navy, and dark grey.

  • The Kiel comes with spare laces.
  • The seamless toe cap offers added protection and durability.
  • The shoe has a Kiel call out in the bottom part of the heel.


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