These special Continental 80 trainers presented by Adidas Originals and TFL are available in men's sizing. Built as a low-top with a lace-up closure, this model does not hinder any ankle motion and lets the wearer get a locked-in custom fit. Both the collar and tongue area are also lightly padded to make each stride cozy and delightful.
The Continental 80’s heritage is primarily rooted in tennis but has since long evolved into an exciting sneaker. Its neat, vintage look made modern is a great match almost any outfit—be it casual or sporty. A pair of jeans, shorts, or track pants, topped off with a plain tee shirt and sweatshirt, accentuate the shoe's classy, straightforward style. One can also dress these Continental 80s up with jackets or hoodies.
Now Adidas, along with Transport for London, have broadened the Continental 80’s image by coming up with a brilliant, conceptual iteration: taking in the themes and color schemes of London’s Underground stations and incorporating them on the classic silhouette. Still retaining its heritage silhouette, the Adidas Originals x TFL Continental 80s comes in station-themed colorways and labels, which adds so much identity and history to the sneaker.
The Adidas Originals x TFL Continental 80 is a more sophisticated design than its predecessors. The concept behind the sneaker’s detailing alone is noteworthy. A Roundel station sign heel is embossed on the heel tab and debossed on the insole. The Continental’s signature sidewall piping takes on the colors of the Underground line the shoe was representing.
The Three Stripes x TFL may be among the best collaborations in recent memory. The launching of the Adidas Originals x TFL Continental 80 series in the latter part of 2018 shook London’s underground. The collaboration is a tribute to London’s twelve Underground lines.
This capsule has six Continental 80 iterations, with each pair focusing on two Underground lines. The pack comprised of (1) Hammer Smith & City and Northern, (2) Jubilee and Piccadilly, (3) District and Elizabethan Line, (4) Circle and Metropolitan, (5) Bakerloo and Central, and (6) Victoria and Waterloo City.
- Aside from delivering comfort, the Ortholite insole also provides anti-bacterial and anti-moisture properties that help keep the foot clean, dry, and fresh.
- The small perforations on the toe box and side walls make the shoe well-ventilated.