Verdict from 5 user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • Stylish: Adidas Ozweego Pure is a smash hit for its fab blend of colors and materials.
  • Show-stealing: Fanatics going gaga over dad shoes love how this kick pops wherever.
  • Cozy: Walking on this for hours doesn’t hurt the feet with or without socks. It’s a “daily driver.”
  • Well-cushioned: Chunky shoe hoarders are hands down with this sneak's soft and comfy underside.
  • Light: Chubby, yes. Heavy, no.  
  • Reflective: Bright silvery lines against the core black colorway shine in the dark. 
  • Reasonably-priced: Sneaker lovers consider this Pure version a steal for its looks and comfort.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Slightly tight toe: Like the Pusha T profile, the toe space is pretty narrow. 
  • Stiff heel: This kick feels rigid at the back right off the box.

Bottom line

Like the earliest retroed Ozweego, the Pure is meant to call attention. If the stubby sole of shoes from the same tribe sparked curiosity, so does this version. But Adidas went more playful with textures and colors this time around. Even the black-toned pair will make you pop at night. Style aside, the Adidas Ozweego Pure banks on its Adiprene cushioning for that comfy all-day ride. 

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Adidas Ozweego’s flashy brood

Time is on the side of bulky kicks that ruled in the 90s. This cultural zeitgeist is favorable for a former trainer like the Adidas Ozweego. Since this shoe took a retro spin in 2000, it's been getting the attention and love from fanatics who consider it the poor man’s Yeezy. Decades later, instead of doing a copycat of the OG, Adidas puts a fresh twist to the Ozweego Pure, highlighting its distinct curves with bold contrasting colors. 

Beyond its killer look 

If you're bitten by the dad shoe and athleisure craze, the Ozweego Pure might win your heart too. If you've been mesmerized by its aesthetics, here are more reasons to give it a closer look.

  • Shock-absorbing sole. The standard foam unit used on the original Ozweego is leveled up so as the sneaker’s comfort benefits. Even with a thickset base, you’ll feel its impact-absorbing properties doing wonders to your feet, tendons, joints, and back. Thanks to the fusion of EVA, Adiprene, and Adiprene+ cushioning on the middle layer. 
  • Stretchy lining. Its inner wall is made with a pliable fabric that grabs the foot and wraps it in plush comfort. Right around the collar, this material locks the foot in place so you can enjoy happier strides.


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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.