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6 reasons to buy

  • Most purchasers praise the Adidas Matchcourt RX2 shoes for being very comfortable on the feet.
  • These shoes are lightweight, which many of the reviewers highly appreciate.
  • These shoes are stylish enough to be worn with casual getups, which some of the buyers appreciate.
  • The colors of these shoes please many of its buyers.
  • The budget-friendly price tag of these shoes is a plus for some buyers.
  • It runs true to size.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A reviewer notes that the heel of these shoes keeps sliding whichever size he tried on.
  • The shoelaces of the Adidas Matchcourt RX2 are too long for a few wearers.

Bottom line

One of the many Adidas skateboarding shoes that exhibit both style and performance is the upgraded version of the Adidas Matchcourt RX, the Adidas Matchcourt RX2.

It has a clean, subtle look that allows the users to wear it not just for skateboarding, but also for casual everyday use. Affordable is one word to describe it, but its comfort is undeniable as well.


Base model: Adidas Matchcourt
Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Collection: Adidas Matchcourt
Price: $70
Colorways: Black, Brown, Grey
Special editions: 6 special editions
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The heel and the toe box of the Adidas Matchcourt RX2 has an extremely durable suede overlay for extra durability. Its vulcanized outsole, on the other hand, provides an exceptional board feel while keeping the shoe lightweight. The lace closure highlights an additional eyelet on the tongue not only for a firmer and adjustable fit, but also to hold the tongue in place.

A low-top skate shoe with a simple and clean appearance, the Matchcourt RX2 from Adidas is one of the many footwear that could take skateboarding and casual styling up to the next level.

The leather branding on the tongue and the leather overlay on the toe cap collectively contributes to its premium appearance. Skateboarding or not, men can casually sport it to complete a jeans-shirt or a shorts-shirt kind of everyday get-up.

Perhaps what most consumers could easily discern on the Matchcourt RX2 at first glance are the lateral embroidered details on the side panels forming the iconic Three Stripes branding. A different take from the leather Three Stripes in its predecessor.

The heavy-duty suede upper is overlaid with leather at the toe cap and with suede throughout the heel. The tongue, on the other hand, presents another Adidas branding in a leather badge.

The Adidas Matchcourt was released initially in early 2016 as a high-top skate shoe and inspired by the Adidas Nizza Hi shoes. Created for authentic skate performance, it highlights a canvas or suede upper with a distinct rubber toe cap for stability at the forefoot. It also features a Molded PU sockliner and a flexible vulcanized outsole. One of Adidas Skateboarding Team's professional skateboarder Na-Kel Smith, along with the Adidas's next generation athletes, spearheaded its launch. Later on, Na-Kel Smith received his signature colorways on one this shoe's versions.

The Matchcourt also released a low-top version. In April 2017, the Matchcourt earned a modernized version through the Adidas Matchcourt RX. It features a simple canvas and suede upper with a clean toe box, a vulcanized outsole for great board feel, metal eyelets, the iconic Three Stripes branding in leather material, a double-wrapped foxing, and a molded EVA sockliner. 

Also based on the original Matchcourt silhouette, the Adidas Matchcourt RX2 is the enhanced version of the Matchcourt RX. Minor design tweaks were made to address the common complaints on its predecessor. In particular, the rubber toe cap got upgraded from plain rubber to leather with a rubber underneath for enhanced durability. The Three Stripes branding also improved from typical leather in the Matchcourt RX to embroidered Three Stripes in the Matchcourt RX2.

  • The Adidas Matchcourt RX2 features a high abrasion suede upper for added durability. It also has an EVA sock liner for cushioning and support.
  • The Adidas Matchcourt RX2 has another version, which is the Adidas Matchcourt RX2 LTD. It features a leather upper instead of suede. Similar to the Matchcourt RX2, it has a vulcanized rubber outsole, an EVA sockliner, and a leather toe cap and tongue badge.
  • Aside from the previously mentioned versions, other versions of the Adidas Matchcourt include the Matchcourt Slip, the Matchcourt CF, the Matchcourt High RX, and the Matchcourt X Bonethrower.


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