36 users: 4.6 / 5
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collaboration: Alexander Wang
Collection: Adidas Originals

Verdict from 9.2 hours of research from the internet

9 reasons to buy

  • Many purchasers were lured to the superior quality of the Adidas Originals by AW Turnout Trainer.
  • Satisfied users thought that its deconstructed style is tastefully assembled.
  • A couple of those who left reviews deemed the leather upper light and durable.
  • A hefty sum got obsessed with the mishmash of materials.
  • A considerable sum found this to be perfectly sized.
  • The leather lining offers a smooth next-to-skin feel, noted by some.
  • A considerable bunch declared it’s the comfiest shoes they’ve worn.
  • Some who loved the style and comfy features of this Adidas low-top sneaker went for a second pair.  
  • The upturned tongue comes with a velvety smooth suede lining, described by some.  

1 reasons not to buy

  • At least one buyer noticed some glue marks on the shoe and would have liked if the brand took notice of the minor details given the shoe’s price point

Bottom line

Adidas and Alexander Wang produced a mash-up lifestyle kick tagged as the Adidas x Alexander Wang Turnout Trainer. Its impressive design is a come on despite its big-ticket value. From afar, it appears like a high-fashion designer dad sneaker.

Up close, its deconstructed form resembles a 3D jigsaw puzzle made up of inside-out detailing, counting in its repurposed logos and patched up sole. Inside, the feet get a plush treatment from the leather interior and amply cushioned midsole. This Adidas Originals kick is obtainable at a true-to size fit.

The Adidas Originals by Alexander Wang Turnout Trainer is obtainable in standard sizes, which means you may purchase this pair at your usual sneaker size. Looking like a modified multisport trainer, the Adidas Originals by AW Turnout Trainer is obtainable in men’s shoe sizing ranging from 5.5 to 13 US. Its uber chunky build is attached to a durable outsole with a multi-traction pattern. 

Call it disruptive or deconstructed, the Alexander Wang x Adidas AW Turnout shoe is an affordable alternative to the high-end, designer-labeled dad sneakers parading the big cities around the world. Whether you pick up the lightly colored Clear Mint/ Core Black/ Clear Mint, Core Black/ Bold Orange, or greyish Light Brown/ Chalk White, you can wear this as a statement piece anytime of the day with a pair of chinos, joggers, skinny jeans, or sweatpants as if you’re walking along the streets of New York, Paris, London, and Milan.

The striking inside-out aesthetic of the low-top AW x Adidas Turnout composed of patched up raw edges of rubber, cut-out patterns, textures, and prints are altogether its selling point. In spite of its deconstructed look, this oddly-designed dad sneaker doesn’t fall short in the area of comfort as it is equipped with plush leather lining and supported by a fairly cushioned midsole.

Adidas teamed up with the ever-eclectic Alexander Wang, a fashion mogul known for his signature out-of-the-box ideas, for four seasonal capsule releases in 2018.  Wang’s fearless sense of fashion is manifested on the Adidas x Alexander Wang Turnout Trainer, a lifestyle sneaker kitted out with a hodgepodge of design elements sifted from old Adidas basketball and skateboarding trainers. Simply put: the Turnout sneaker is a far cry from the ordinary.

The puzzled up Adidas AW Turnout Trainer is part of the third drop of the Alexander Wang x Adidas Originals lineup for 2018. Looking like a prototype model fresh from the designer’s table, the low-top profile is assembled with nylon mesh and suede upper juxtaposed by quirky detailing such as printed shoe specs on the vamp; bar code label and inverted Adidas branding on the tongue. Even the reversed Trefoil logo offers an extra flair. The midsole appears like a patchwork of the treaded rubber used in the mash-up outsole.

The Turnout Trainer is just one of the silhouettes drafted by Wang that seemed like a lampoon iteration of some of the iconic Adidas Originals sneakers. At the start of 2018, the two brands have been throwing in a couple of lifestyle sneaker drops which are out of the ordinary, pumping new life to some of the models from the Adidas vault. Apart from the men’s Adidas AW Turnout Trainer, other collaborative capsule releases are the jacket-inspired Puff Trainer, low-top basketball-inspired Turnout Bball, Boost-cushioned AW Bball, and the Superstar-influenced Skate Super.

  • The Adidas Originals Turnout Trainer by Alexander Wang was released on November 14, 2018.
  • Its top consists of nylon mesh, velvety suede, and leather.
  • Graphic labels which are typically seen inside the shoe are exposed on the tongue and vamp.
  • Even the sneaker box followed the inside-out theme since the exterior is made of plain white while the Trefoil labeling is printed inside.
  • Each shoe is wrapped with a disposable sock.
  • The aglets have Alexander Wang and Adidas inscriptions.
  • Its product code is engraved on the medial side and displayed on the tongue.
  • The Trefoil and AW labels are debossed on the caramel colored outsole.  

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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.