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.