Summary

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5 reasons to buy

  • The majority of the reviewers agreed that the Adidas Nizza Hi RF provides great comfort for the foot.
  • Like most of the classic high-top sneakers, the design of this version of the Nizza Hi receives praise from a good number of critics.
  • The shoe gives good ankle support, according to one consumer.
  • A buyer of this sneaker says that it earns more character as they continue to wear it.
  • Several users have been satisfied by the Nizza Hi RF’s support.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A few of the buyers are disappointed about the quality of this rendition of the Adidas Nizza Hi, saying it is poorly made especially the insoles.
  • The sneaker may need some break-in period, according to a couple of reviewers.

Bottom line

Another classic sneaker from the Adidas Originals collection,  the Trefoil brand has yet again given another take on the Adidas Nizza Hi silhouette. This version of the sneaker showcases a clean look of the classic design of the Nizza Hi with stitching details to give it a more “refined look.” It stays true to its roots and keeps your foot stay in comfort and your ankle supported.

Facts

Base model: Adidas Nizza Hi
Style: Retro
Top: High
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Adidas Nizza
Closure: Laces
Material: EVA, Suede, Vulc Sole
Price: $80
Colorways: Black, Grey, White
Special editions: 1 special editions
Size
Small True to size Large
Fit
Tight Loose
Support
Neutral Stable
Flexibility
Stiff Flexible
Breathability
Warm Breathable
Cushioning
Firm Plush
Durability 6/10
Comfort 8/10
Traction 8/10
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Originally designed as a basketball shoe, this high-top Adidas sneaker provides both ankle protection and comfort for your foot. Featuring a lace-up closure, it allows you to lock down your foot in an adjustable and comfortable fit. This unisex shoe is offered in both men and women’s sizing.

Keeping things minimal in your street style, the Adidas Nizza Hi RF flawlessly combines simplicity and fashion. With its classic design and timeless appeal, this high-top sneaker exerts versatility that offers you freedom in expressing yourself through your outfits.

                 Styling With The Adidas Nizza Hi RF

Stay casual and free-spirited or unleash your inner punk rocker in this Adidas Originals. The Nizza Hi RF works well with various outfit choices from the simple t-shirt/sweater/hoodie and denim jeans combo to sporty pullovers and joggers mix. Women may go with some mini skirt and cute dress and keep their look feminine yet edgy.

An “exaggerated toe bumper,” “high sidewalls,” and the refined stitching details are showcased by the Adidas Nizza Hi RF along with its canvas upper and vulcanized sole that completes its classic design. Channeling its basketball shoe origins, this high-top Adidas classic sneaker brings the B-ball into the streets.

Initially introduced in 1975 as a basketball shoe, the Adidas Nizza Hi was the Trefoil brand’s response to the Converse All Star. It was originally created as a shoe that is both for leisure and athletic purposes but for a good price. Eventually, it became more associated with basketball where it was more recognized and became one of the favorite kicks among multiple sub-cultures.

Throughout time, the Nizza Hi has undergone multiple alterations on its design. In 2020, the brand launched a few of its modified versions. Among these notable variations was the Adidas Nizza Black/Red/Gold-Green in which the shoe displays a Rasta-like design with its black canvas upper and its Three Stripes branding on the side in Red, Gold, and Green.

Also in 2010, the Trefoil brand collaborated with Jeremy Scott and gave the silhouette some fresh touch-ups. A few of the products of this collaboration was the tasseled and the sequined Nizza Hi. In 2013, Adidas introduced the Adidas Nizza Hi “Basketball Leather.” The model displays a brown pebbled leather upper with all the other parts of its other in tonal-brown, then a contrasting white midsole, and finished off with a gum sole. The Three Stripes brand re-issued the original 1975 Adidas Nizza design in 2017 for both the high-top and the low-top. Adidas used the same shape, materials, and colorways for the re-issued model.

The Adidas Nizza was yet again given another modification and the Trefoil brand introduced the Adidas Nizza Hi RF. According to the brand, this version of the classic silhouette is a “rework of an 80s basketball design” where they took from a “fresh and modern” perspective. The sneaker comes in a tonal off-white and a black with contrasting white stitching details and white midsole colorways.

  • Built with OrthoLite sockliner for additional performance and comfort.
  • The sneaker comes with flat laces.
  • “Adidas Nizza” branding on the heel of the shoe.

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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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