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Collection: Adidas Originals

Verdict from 8.9 hours of research from the internet

10 reasons to buy

  • Bulk of the reviewers shared that the Adidas Rising StarXR1 provided them comfort that is way beyond their expectations.
  • Most of them mentioned that they love wearing this model all day as they did not feel any foot pain.
  • Numerous buyers appreciated the high-quality materials utilized in this Adidas Originals sneaker.
  • Most buyers highly recommended this sneaker to their friends.
  • Several online purchasers cited that this Adidas model looks even better in the actual.
  • Few of them applauded the vibrant silver base which adds a special look that stands out in the crowd.
  • The versatility of this model is praiseworthy, said many users. A handful of users shared that they use this kick for light training, for gym sessions, or even for attending casual parties.
  • Few highlighted the combination of classic and modern technology in this sneaker.
  • A couple of satisfied buyers remarked on the lightness of the Rising Star X R1.
  • This model is reasonably priced.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Few buyers revealed that they found the Adidas Rising StarXR1 a tad wide.
  • A handful of users also complained that this sneaker is a bit bigger compared to their other Adidas sneakers.

Bottom line

The Adidas Rising StarXR1 perfectly fused the retro look of the 80s running kick onto the very popular sole of the NMD series. This NMD-enhanced retro sneaker has been applauded for its unparalleled comfort and craftsmanship with a reasonable price range.

This lightweight sneaker also received praises for its versatile and fashionable appeal that will surely upgrade any usual casual attire. Although few have criticized the inconsistent sizing and width, most buyers and reviewers still praised Adidas as it once again successfully updated another old-school iteration.

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This men's Adidas Originals Rising StarXR1 is available from sizes 4 to 14 US in regular width. It has a lace-up fastening system for a snug, personalized fit added with the responsive Boost midsole for cozier strides.

The low-top Adidas Rising Star X R1 revived the classic 80s fashion with its shiny leather and suede upper modernized with the NMD details. Three Stripes used a Boost midsole with plugs to give a fresh look to this retro profile.

Adidas offers this model in three exciting colorways which buyers can choose from - the Silver Metallic/Collegiate Red/ Cloud White, Running White/ Cloud White/ Grey One, and the Core Black/ Utility Black/ Solar Red. Most reviewers post their Adidas Rising StarXR1 on feet photos with their joggers, skinnies, or dark-colored shorts matched up with plain tees and a cap. Meanwhile, some can also be seen sporting this with their tracksuit for a more athletic vibe.

Aside from the retro look of the Adidas Rising StarXR1, another striking element are the plugs found on the Boost midsole, which helped the NMD silhouette rise to stardom. Adidas also borrowed the heel pull tab, and the rubber outsole of the NMD and added to this retro sneaker.

Also, the shiny metallic silver colorway of this kick has garnered the most attention from its onlookers. Its space-aged color accented with red branding on the sides, tongue, and heel further add appealing charm especially for buyers with a penchant for eye-catching sneakers.

Adidas is not new in revamping old models into fresh kicks to suit the constantly changing sneakers game. The endless attempt of the brand to rekindle past models for modern consumers has resulted in creating new silhouettes with hints of Adidas' colorful heritage.

The brand created the Adidas Originals as a special sub-brand that is responsible for re-launching classic silhouettes into the present market. Some iterations were re-launched with updated materials while several models were designed taking a cue from the impressive archive of Adidas. Some of the famous past models that were reintroduced by Adidas Originals to the current market are the EQT line, the ZX series, and the NMD collection.

The first NMD was unveiled in 2015 that gives hints of vintage running shoes added with state of the art technologies aimed to provide comfort for the modern day Nomads. Adidas Originals NMD was inspired from three classic 80s running silhouettes of Adidas - the Micropacer, Boston Super, and the Rising Star.

In 2018, all these classic running shoes received a modern-day upgrade by using modern details. Adidas launched the Never Made collection that aims to introduce the upper of pivotal traditional models inserted with modern technology such as the Boost technology and the 4-D printed midsole. This new hybrid series features eight different models from the archives of Adidas.

These eight sneakers were further subdivided into several series, and one of it is called the Genealogy of NMD that features three classic silhouettes - the Boston Super, Micropacer, and the Rising Star which were modernized with the NMD's most popular element - the midsole plugs.

The first Adidas Rising StarXR1 introduced featured the midsole, outsole, and midfoot bumpers and the heel tab similar to the NMD series. This noteworthy model was dressed in kangaroo leather and suede upper in silver/gray hues accented with red details which are in tune to its original look.

  • The Boost technology was said to be Adidas' most responsive cushioning. This innovation from the Three Stripes was unveiled in 2013 and is made of TPU that swiftly bounces back to its original form to absorb shock and return energy to its wearers effectively.
  • The suede toe overlay provides durability and style.  


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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.