Summary

We spent 10 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

6 reasons to buy

  • Comfortable is how many testers describe the Adidas Matchcourt Slip ADV shoe.
  • The low-top sneaker is a smart-looking footwear with a simple and classic design, according to several reviewers.
  • The Matchcourt Slip ADV from the Three Stripes brand makes users feel very secure on the board because the tread is grippy, a number of people say.
  • Some purchasers have remarked that the casual sneaker is light and stable, making it a perfect summer wear.
  • This skateboarding equivalent of the classic Matchcourt has a vulcanized sole that gives a pretty good board feel, a few skaters have commented.
  • A handful of users like the slip-on feature, which surprisingly gives a secure lockdown on the foot. 

3 reasons not to buy

  • Many buyers of the Adidas Matchcourt Slip ADV have reported that the shoe runs narrow. 
  • The canvas upper is not very durable for hard skating, according to several users. 
  • The Matchcourt Slip ADV needs breaking in, one person has recounted.

Bottom line

The clean and simple design of the Adidas Matchcourt Slip ADV, combined with its comfortable and lightweight feel, makes it a good casual shoe that’s perfect for summer wear. It, however, needs to be broken in first. It also has a narrow fit, which may require some adjustments.

Opinions are divided on the shoe’s performance for skating. On one hand, the shoe is light and stable enough to be a good skate shoe, but on the other, it’s canvas material can get worn through easily while doing tricks on the board. 

Facts

Base model: Adidas Matchcourt ADV
Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Collection: Adidas Matchcourt
Price: $60
Colorways: Black, Red, White
Size
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Rankings

A top rated sneaker
A top rated Adidas sneaker
A popular pick
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The Matchcourt Slip ADV from Adidas is a low-top slip-on designed to give your foot freedom of movement for all the tricks that skating requires. There’s a pull tab at the heel and elastic gussets at the sides to make putting the shoe on or off easier. 

The fit is a bit tight, and the shoe may not be able to accommodate any supportive insert, although the insole is removable. It also requires a short period of breaking in.

The Adidas Matchcourt Slip ADV has a simple yet street-ready look that is perfect for skateboarding and any informal event or activity. Match it with sweatpants and a zip-up jacket when going for a sporty look or chino pants and a shirt for casual fashion.

The Adidas Matchcourt Slip ADV’s outstanding feature is its performance as a skateboarding shoe. It is lightweight, has excellent traction, and features a sole that gives the wearer a precise board feel.

Although the upper is made of canvas, the material is sturdier than the regular textile fabrics that most lifestyle shoes sport. The material can take a beating, and if used solely for lifestyle wear, should last you a long time.

The Adidas Matchcourt was originally introduced in the 1980s as a tennis shoe. It was based on the classic Nizza model which had a rubber toe cap, and classic court looks. The shoe was reissued in 2015 as part of the brand’s skateboarding collection but with an updated design to make it more suited to the sport.

The new version features a vulcanized sole, rubber toe design, lace-up closure, and enhanced grip and comfort. It was released in three colorways: black and white, white-on-white, and scarlet and white.

A year after, during the first half of 2016, a slip-on version came out—the Matchcourt Slip ADV. The slip-on is made of a textile upper with a molded PU sockliner and has the same durable toe cap as the lace-up version.

  • The Adidas Matchcourt Slip ADV has a preformed removable insole that is made of PU for good impact absorption.

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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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