A time-travel experience of sorts, the Retropy E5 from Adidas, is a spinoff of the Adidas Iniki. This throwback '70s running-inspired sneaker gets even tastier with a squishy Boost sole. It marries style and comfort in a reasonably-priced package, making it worth squeezing into anyone's sneaker rotation.
- Incredibly cushioned
- Quick break-in
- Easy to mix and match
- Superb quality
- Charming throwback appeal
- Tad tight
- Long tongue
- Lacks breathability
Who should buy the Adidas Retropy E5
You'll find this kick under the Adidas Originals worth adding to your rotation if:
- you are drawn to the running-inspired and retro look
- you are after cushiony shoes you can wear all-day
- you prefer a fashionable style that's pairable with lots of clothes
Who should NOT buy it
If tight-fitting sneakers are an issue for you, try jumping into the wide sneaker options. The Adidas Matchbreak Super might just work for you.
If you want a ventilated sneak, check out the breathable options or the best summer pickups. One of the shoes worth checking is the Adidas Rivalry Low.
Unquestionable cloud-like feel
Walking on streets and practically anywhere in the city feels comfy, thanks to its bouncy Boost sole, which gives a cushy underfoot feel. It's as heavenly as the ZX 2K sneakers.
Comfortable straight from the box
There is no need for a break-in as it feels so comfy from day one.
Pairs with lots of streetwear clothes
It's one of the retro running sneakers that go well with casual to sporty wear. It's that stylish.
Not heavy at all
There's no need to drag this down the street. Despite the chunky wedge sole, this shoe feels light.
No scrimping in quality
Sneaker fanatics say the use of soft suede and premium nylon on the cover put a lot of value on it.
Retropy E5 is a blast from the past
This upgraded version of the Inikis (i5923) offers a good blend of old meets modern style. But, it comes with a tongue that is longer than the standard size that it tends to rub against the instep. It also makes the shoe even warmer than expected.
One squeaky sneak
The lug pattern on the outsole prevents unnecessary slipping. That said, its rubber sole tends to create noise, drawing unwanted attention when walking.
It's a bit squeezy too
Broad-footed users find its build from the toe box to the midfoot narrower than expected. Its nylon cover isn't stretchy too.