17 users: 4.4 / 5
Base model: Adidas Pro Model
Top: Mid
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Adidas Originals

Verdict from 6.4 hours of research from the internet

8 reasons to buy

  • There is a general consensus among a majority of the buyers that the Adidas Pro Model 80s DLX has good overall quality.
  • One person said that they gave the sneaker as a gift and the receiver was quick to show how impressed he was with the shoe.
  • A handful of reviewers applauded the classic design of the Adidas Pro Model 80s DLX mid top.
  • A lot of people who got a pair said the sneaker brings back fond memories.
  • Many liked how Adidas was able to mesh together two classic sneakers into one.
  • The gum rubber sole that can be found on the sneaker gives off a nice aesthetic feel to it, some reviewers attested.
  • With a leather finish, many were quick to claim that this made the sneaker easier to clean and gave off a premium feel.
  • Some users commended the ample ankle cushioning on the shoe which gives excellent ankle support.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A few wearers pointed out that the rubber gum sole had some discoloration to it.
  • The leather upper creases easily, two people commented.

Bottom line

The excellent quality of the Adidas Pro Model 80s DLX is evident in its solid rubber cup outsole and the good cushioning. Being a basketball-inspired sneaker, it makes for good street and casual sneaker. Meanwhile, the usage of an all-white leather upper makes is stylish and classy enough to be easily paired with.

With that distinct Adidas lifestyle look that everyone knows of, the mid-cut Adidas Pro Model 80s DLX is said to be a great sneaker to own.

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The sneaker has ample padding to it that gives the foot good comfort, keeping things in place when in motion. It also has laces for a more secure fit.

The Adidas Pro Model 80s DLX comes in men’s sizes.

These Adidas Originals Pro Model 80s make for a sweet treat and currently comes in just one color, mainly in a white and gum color.

The sneakers are ready made for that off court reign, and goes well with joggers, jeans, and shorts. Top it off with a hoodie, a sweatshirt, even simple plain t-shirts will do the trick. The key to styling with this shoe is simplicity.

With the usage of premium materials to craft the Adidas Pro Model 80s DLX, and adding a little new to the old classic silhouette, the sneaker gets a definite upgrade that makes it stand out from the rest. It works for any person, regardless of age, and is a great re-introduction of some sort to the Adidas Originals line.

Etched in stone, the history and great legacy that Adidas has in the shoe industry is legendary. Established in 1949, Adolph “Adi” Dassler led the company and the brand straight to success, enduring years of passionate work to achieve it.

Left and right, Adidas released sneakers, some to wide acclaim while others quietly came and went. The brand dominated in many sub-categories in the footwear industry, including the basketball department. Back in the day, basketball shoes looked less clunky and chunky and were made to be sleek, and street ready. Today, those kind of sneakers are back on the market and creating a buzz. Recently, Adidas re-issued the Superstar 80s DLX and with it, a matching mid-cut version in the form of the Adidas Pro Model 80s DLX.

It is considered a deluxe edition and has an upscale spin to the original and basketball version of the classic. Most of the construction of the sneaker is the same but a leather upper that has been subtly grained to form white panels paired with the gum shelltoe and sole. It is simple yet still offers a premium feel and quality, making it a classy yet casual sneaker.

  • The sneaker has a gold accent on the tongue tag.
  • Applique stripes can be seen on the side of the sneaker.
  • It has a branded heel counter.
  • The Adidas Pro Model 80s DLX is a mid top sneaker.

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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.