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Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Adidas Nizza
Colorways: Beige / Black / Blue / Green / White

Verdict from 9.7 hours of research from the internet

10 reasons to buy

  • The Adidas Nizza Hi feels really comfortable on the foot, according to most of the reviewers.
  • Some of the buyers love that the shoe can go well with a number of outfit options.
  • A user points out that the shoe is lightweight.
  • A handful of reviewers say that they have been long-time users of the shoe.
  • One user says that the shoe provides great arch support.
  • A good number of buyers claim that they have been looking and waiting for this shoe to be re-issued.
  • One buyer expresses of having no regrets in purchasing the shoe.
  • Some of the reviewers are highly-appreciative of the classic look of the shoe.
  • Adidas released this shoe with a variety of colorways for buyers to choose from.
  • The shoe is sold at a budget friendly price.

2 reasons not to buy

  • One reviewer complains that the rubber of Adidas Nizza Hi has visible excess glue.
  • Some buyers are not satisfied with the Nizza Hi’s durability.

Bottom line

Adidas Originals reissues the classic the Adidas Nizza – a 1970s classic – in the mold ofAdidas Nizza Hi. This model showcases the classic look of the original silhouette as well as using the same original materials, shape, and also the colorways. Providing a comfort for the foot, giving off a lightweight feeling, and showcasing a classic stylish look, all at an affordable price, this shoe is a great deal.

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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. 

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.

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.

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.

  • 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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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.