Verdict from +100 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • The Adidas Rivalry RM Low gives good comfort according to many purchasers.
  • The boost feature of the Adidas Rivalry RM Low has provided good shock absorption that users have commented that they can feel the power of the bounce.
  • The Rivalry RM Low is loved for its roomy toe box.
  • Contrary to its bulky look, many reviewers are in awe of how lightweight it is. 
  • Many reviewers have commented on how sleek and refreshing the Adidas Rivalry RM Low looks on their foot.
  • A couple of purchasers want to buy another pair as they love how stylish the shoe is.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some reviewers express their discontent on how the upper was not properly stitched together. 
  • The Adidas Rivalry RM Low lacks good support according to some reviewers. 

Bottom line

Adidas fuses the '80s look with modern technology bringing a silhouette with a retro design. 

Just like the Adidas Rivalry RM, this Rivalry RM Low is made with a two-tone leather upper with the latest Boost technology bringing good comfort and appealing style for a reasonable price.  

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Good to know

The Adidas Rivalry RM Low is available in a regular fit for both men's and women's sizes. This low-top shoe is made with a soft, smooth, supple leather with the traditional lace-up closure which helps in keeping the wearer’s foot in place while offering an overall comfort. 

For the sole, it is made with a rubber outsole added with a Boost midsole which returns the energy while on the go. 

The Adidas Rivalry RM Low is a sporty streetwear sneaker that takes inspiration from the 1980s basketball sneaker style. This classic silhouette comes in with two tri-color themes for its colorways.  One is the cloud white with blue and red stripes for at the sides and the other is the bold black with white and gold, both giving a vintage vibe.

This sneaker is also perfect to pair up with a shirt or a loose sweatshirt for the top and jeans or shorts for the bottom which completes that casual look one is up for. 

The sporty streetwear shoes from Adidas' Rivalry collection are perfect examples of silhouettes that radiate a past-meets-present look. While it has that trendy ‘80s look, Adidas Rivalry RM Low is fused with modern Boost technology. This upgrade helps in boosting its overall appeal as it has both the style and comfort one needs.

Adidas has been bringing not just performance shoes, but also the classics. Adidas Originals was first launched back in 2001. It houses both lifestyle and heritage products with the iconic Three Stripes silhouette. Besides the classic silhouettes, it added modern-day technology catering to the needs of the market. A number of their collaborations can also be found here. 

One of the well-known technologies Adidas has added to its shoes is the Boost cushioning technology. Though it was not widely known back when it was first introduced in 2013, it made its breakthrough after the long-distance runner Dennis Kimetto ran with a pair of Adizero Adios Boost in September 2014. It was also introduced into the fashion world through Y-3’s designs. Continuous innovations have been made up to this day improving the cushioning and energy return that the Boost has to offer.

Lately, Adidas has released more hybrid silhouettes on the line. One of which is the Rivalry RM Low. Just like the Adidas Rivalry RM, it takes inspiration from the ‘80s design boasting that classic look. It also has the responsive Boost midsole providing great cushioning and energy return without sacrificing the style.

  • The Adidas Rivalry RM Low contains pigskin for its leather.
  • It comes with a gum rubber outsole and a textile lining.

Author
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.

daniel@runrepeat.com