Who should buy the Adidas Koln

This classic Adidas Koln could be a great match for you if:

  • You are looking for a comfortable pair that looks great not only in the photos but also on foot.
  • You want a shoe that has a cool colorway together with its excellent material quality.

Style of the Adidas Koln

The Adidas Koln is a low-top sneaker inspired by the soccer fandom tradition in the city of Cologne in Germany. Like the other shoes in the Adidas European City Series, this classic silhouette features a slim profile and minimalist and spot-on design.

As classic as it gets, the upper boasts premium suede material with leather accents in the form of signature Three Stripes and heel tab in contrasting white color. Ideal for both men and women, one could wear it with shorts, casual pants, or slim jeans for a relaxed day out or casual gatherings.

Notable Features

Bearing a similar façade as other classic silhouettes from the Three Stripes with the likes of Samba, Gazelle, or Handball, the Adidas Koln took its identity through its core blue upper in premium suede material accented with serrated Three Stripes and heel tab in contrasting white leather.

It has the ever classic-looking slim gum rubber outsole for traction. What seals the deal, however, is the Koln” text branding on the side walls in gold foil.

History of the Adidas Koln

The Adidas Koln shoes were produced from 1979 until 1984. It was first manufactured in Romania, and succeeding productions and re-releases in 1980 onwards came from Yugoslavia.

The Adidas Koln finally returned to the market in November 2017, just in time with the Cologne Carnival - a long time tradition in the city of Cologne in Germany, which is being held annually commencing every 11:11 on November 11.

The Adidas Koln 2017 reissue is described as same but different” to its 1979 original version. It features a classic and slim gum rubber outsole, premium suede upper in blue, leather Three Stripes branding on the side walls, leather heel tab, and tonal laces.

Facts / Specs

Style: Sporty, Minimalist, Retro
Top: Low
Inspired from: Football
Collection: Adidas Originals
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Suede, Gum Sole, EVA, OrthoLite
Season: Spring, Summer

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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.