Who should buy the Adidas Montreal 76

This low-top Adidas sneaker is a good match for you if:

  • You prefer a sneaker with an outsole that supplies ample traction
  • You are after a shoe with a retro look that matches any outfit

Adidas Montreal 76 shoe logo

Style of the Adidas Montreal 76

The low-top Adidas Montreal 76 is capable of bringing you back to the past with its old-school vibe. Its vintage look, though, remains stylish to date. Visually appealing with its black tone or navy hue, this versatile sneaker looks decent paired with everyday bottoms and tops like denim, joggers and shorts as well as tees and polo shirts.

Adidas Montreal 76 Shoe midsole

Notable Features

Aside from its attention-grabbing cork-style, chunky, brown midsole, this sneaker is also distinguished from others with the addition of the gold Montreal 76” branding on the lateral side. The tongue tab with an Adidas” callout, though, in this release is much simpler compared to previous editions.

History of the Adidas Montreal 76

Made of flexible rubber, the heel folded without effort turning the shoe into a slip-on. This made the sneakers even more comfortable for competing athletes to wear after an intense game of soccer that required wearing leather cleats.

Adidas Montreal 76 Toebox

Decades have passed and the brand came up with different variations of this shoe. In 1982, a Montreal 76 with a D-ring lacing system appeared while the 1992 version debuted without the renowned heel support.

Adidas Montreal 76 rubber outsole

The last time this shoe appeared on the racks was in 2011. Revamped to be a part of David Beckham’s ObyO line, the sneaker was dressed in a collegiate blue hue and was filled with perforations on the tongue and the toe box. In the year 2017, though, the brand decided to remain loyal to the original Adidas Montreal 76 design.

Adidas Montreal 76 Collar

Making another entry on December 13, 2017, the 2017 rendition kept its predecessor’s perforated toe box, collapsible heel cap, and brown foxing tape. Sold at $100, loyal fans of the Montreal 76 since its inception were filled with excitement. Others, though, found its sole unconventional. This unusual feature, however, also made this shoe stand out from other retro Adidas kicks.

Facts / Specs

Style: Retro
Top: Low
Inspired from: Training
Collection: Adidas Originals
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Suede, Cup Sole, EVA, OrthoLite
Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

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Author
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.