Who should buy the Adidas Rivalry Low 

This Adidas sneaker is a good match for you if:

  • You want a shoe that offers superb comfort to enjoy your daily activities
  • You are after a sneaker that matches any outfit and can withstand different activities
  • You prefer a shoe that lasts for a long time

Adidas Rivalry Low logo

Who should not buy the Adidas Rivalry Low

According to Adidas sneaker fans, this Rivalry Low lacks ventilation and is not suitable for people with wide feet. Check out Adidas Alphabounce+ for a breathable sneaker or the Adidas Ultraboost DNA for a shoe that has a regular fit.

Adidas Rivalry Low midsole

Good sizing and lockdown

Verified buyers are pleased with the Adidas Rivalry Low's regular fit with a soft feel. Its low profile allows the ankles to retain a full range of motion when wearing.

Adidas Rivalry Low lockdown

However, some also complained that the pair has a narrow fit. People with wide feet are recommended to visit a physical shop for an accurate fit.

10/10 Well-cushioned

Sneaker fans mentioned that the Adidas Rivalry Low is light and comfortable on the feet that they can walk long miles in them without having any issues. This is due to its lightweight EVA midsole that cradles and cushions the feet well.

Adidas Rivalry Low insole

Superb upper

Thanks to its premium leather upper peppered with perforations, sneakerheads are full of praise regarding the Adidas Rivalry Low's upper, saying that it has sturdy support and is easy to clean. 

Adidas Rivalry Low upper

However, many complained that the shoe lacks ventilation. This issue has caused some buyers to develop an athlete's foot.

Holding up well after a few months

After wearing the shoe every day for a few months, many are surprised that the Adidas Rivalry Low has held up well with minimal wear and tear. The upper and the outsole show no real noticeable damage.

Adidas Rivalry Low outsole

Materials and comfort of the Adidas Rivalry Low

When it comes to the materials of this shoe, a fairly decent level of suede on the entire upper except for the shiny nylon tongue is observed. In the comments, Adidas sneaker fans are pleased that the Rivalry Low has no break-in period. They attest that the shoe is comfortable right out of the box.

Adidas Rivalry Low toebox

No heel slipping

A couple of verified buyers mentioned that the Adidas Rivalry Low contains their foot well, allowing no heel slippage at all. This makes sense given that the shoe uses a traditional lace-up closure, with five reinforced eyelets, that locks down the feet with a customizable fit. Moreover, this model is available in both men’s and women’s sizing.

Adidas Rivalry Low heel

Style of the Adidas Rivalry Low

Oozing with vintage hooper vibes, the Rivalry Low fits into today’s casual, sporty, and athleisure outfits. It even has that preppy vibe. Men can go for denim, joggers, sweatpants, shorts, and the sort, with a simple tee or a jacket for a top. On the other hand, women can match the Rivalry Low with skinny jeans, leggings, long skirts, pencil skirts, and skimpy shorts. Then finish the look with a tank top, blouse, leather jacket, or cardigan.

Adidas Rivalry Low collar

Moreover, these vintage trainers come in a variety of colorways: cloud white/cloud white/off white, cloud white/cloud white/core black, core black/running white/cream white, cloud white/cloud white/glow pink, and cloud white/cloud white/glow blue.

Facts / Specs

Style: Retro, Sporty, Minimalist
Top: Low
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Adidas Originals, Adidas Rivalry
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Rubber Sole, Cup Sole, EVA, OrthoLite
Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.