Size and fit

The fit of the Adidas Nizza Hi is basically the same as the original Adidas Nizza as the brand re-issued the shoe just as how the original version was. The  brand inserted textile lining for added comfort while the lace-up closure delivers adjustable fit. Though it is design as a unisex shoe, it is offered in men’s sizing. 

Adidas Nizza Hi Style

Versatility is one of the things that the Adidas Nizza Hi represents when it comes to style. The shoe can perfectly go well with a number of different appropriate outfit picks. One can wear the shoe to complement an attire that represents a street-style fashion. The shoe can also be used as an everyday shoe or for any casual use such as for running errands. As it can go well with a variety of outfit options, the shoe looks best with a pair of skinny jeans, jogger jeans, joggers, and even shorts.

Notable Features

The simple yet classic look of the Adidas Nizza Hi is what mostly caught the attention of the buyers. Those who are long-time users of the model were really appreciative that the brand re-issued the shoe and stuck to its original DNA. They were really glad about old school vibe that the classic look gives off. Most also loved how the shoe can easily be mixed and matched with various outfits and were greatly satisfied as to how the shoe complements their style.

Adidas Nizza Hi History

The Adidas Nizza is a basketball shoe that was first released back in 1975. Throughout time, the shoe was given some changes on its look. A few iterations on the silhouette were made here and there.

Back in 2010, a few variations of the Adidas Nizza Hi were released. There was the Adidas Nizza Black/Red/Gold-Green in which the black canvas upper of the shoe was complemented with the three-stripes traditional Adidas branding in Red, Gold, and Green, showcasing a Rasta-like design.

The Adidas brand also adapted the flight jacket emblem and gave the Adidas Nizza Hi the design thus giving birth to Adidas Originals Nizza Hi Heel Zip. The shoe features the nylon upper in Futor Green with the flight jacket feel on it and the zipper on the heel to complement the new look of the silhouette.

Another unique iteration of the Originals line was applied to the Adidas Nizza Hi with the brand teaming up with Jeremy Scott and adding a tasselled design on the shoe. Featuring a suede upper, the tassels on the shoe comes in a contrasting White for the Royal Blue colorway and a tonal Black for the Black Colorway.

Still in 2010, Jeremy Scott and Adidas worked together again on the Adidas Nizza silhouette and the Adidas Originals Nizza Hi by Jeremy Scott was released. In this version of the Nizza Hi, the black upper of the shoe was complemented with a contrasting graphic design.

By 2013, another iteration was done on the upper material of the shoe. The Adidas Nizza Hi “Basketball Leather” features a brown leather in pebbled design. The shoe laces, branding, and the other parts of the shoe are in tonal brown as well and complemented with a contrasting white midsole and gum outsole.

This year, the brand re-issued the Adidas Nizza but in this release, they kept the original silhouette intact. Adidas stuck to the original 1975 look of the shoe, using the same material, colorway, and shape. The model was released in both high-tops and low-tops version. The shoe features the canvas upper in white vintage and contrasting blue three-stripes branding. The rubber toe cap is also in white as well as the midsole. The rubber gum outsole finishes the whole look.

Nice to know


  • The Adidas Nizza Hi is offered at a discounted price in some retailers.
  • A canvas lining can be observed on the shoe.
  • Adidas branding on the tongue.


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