Fit & Sizing
The Adidas Matchcourt x Hardies is offered in men's sizing from 6 to 13 US in medium width. Women can also enjoy this fashionable kick buy grabbing 1.5 sizes down their regular shoe size for a cozy fit. Example, if a lady's shoe size is 7, she is advised to purchase 5.5 in the men7s range for a more comfortable and snug fit.
This kick as textile lining with molded PU sockliner to provide support. The collar and tongue were barely cushioned, thus keeping the slim profile of this kick. Meanwhile, the lace-up fastening system reinforced with metal eyelets has tonal flat laces to deliver personalized, secure fit.
Adidas Matchcourt x Hardies History
It was in the 40s when the skateboarding sport was invented. Fascinatingly, it took more than a decade for skateboarding shoe to be developed. Before the skate shoe era, basketball shoes were used on the board. Mark Gonzales, tagged as the Most Influential Skater of All Time, in fact, used the Adidas Nizza, a hard court kick launched in 1975, as his footwear while skating.
During the 90s, sports brands began engineering technical and high-performance skate footwear. Few renowned silhouettes such as Stan Smith and Superstar were revamped to fit the skateboarding demands. Also, the Nizza profile, the favorite of Mark Gonz, was refurbished into Nizza Matchcourt to suit the onboard use.
The first Adidas Matchcourt was introduced in December 2015 that displayed durable and grippy rubber toecap that worked to protect and lengthen the life of the shoe. The brand also used a more sticky rubber outsole to enhance the board control.
The Matchcourt has undergone several revamping over the years, and one of them is a collaboration with a brand known for its hardware and accessories exclusively for the skaters. The Hardies Hardware is a New York-based brand founded by professional skateboarder Tyshawn Jones and Na-Kel Smith. This capsule collection embodies unity, friendship, community, and crew solidarity. Included in this series are crewneck, 6-panel hat, tee, pants, and the sneaker Matchcourt Lo.
The limited edition Adidas Matchcourt x Hardies offers a new twist on the classic silhouette by using oiled Nubuck construction with embroidery on the tongue. This kick is provided in a yellow and blue colorway to make it stand out from the rest of the Matchcourt iterations.