Size and fit

The Adidas Rom has a regular fit and soft feel inside. The wearer’s ankles get full mobility as this model has a low-top design. An Ortholite sock liner and a lightweight EVA insert provide instant step-in comfort. Then a traditional lace-up closure fastens the leather upper for a secure custom fit for the feet. Lastly, these Roms are Available in both men’s and women’s sizing,

Adidas Rom Style

Crossing timelines, the Adidas Rom has brought along with it a vintage style that doesn’t wither with age. Hailing from a soccer heritage, these Roms go well with the sporty look—think joggers, sweatpants, leggings—or any athleisure. These kicks can go all casual, laidback, and preppy as well. Jeans, short, chinos, topped with a simple tee, sweat, or jacket, go along with the Roms without a fuss.  

These Roms are currently offered in two colorways. One could buy a pair in a Cloud White/Collegiate Green/Grey One colorway for that smooth, cleaner look. Or opt to go smooth and subtle with the Clear Brown/Raw Sand/Gum colorway.

Notable Features

With the Three Stripes insignia lined on both side panels and the “Rom” label embossed on one side, the Adidas Rom flashes an instantly recognizable Originals silhouette. It is simply vintage Adidas, through and through, but it stands out with its iconic features, such as the iconic toe bumper and wedge-like midsole.

Adidas Rom History

Launched during the 1960 Summer Olympics, held in Rome, the Adidas Rom is one of the brand's oldest designs, predating other noted classics such as the Campus and the Superstar. The iconic Gazelle was molded from the Rome’s silhouette. A hit in the 1960s, its popularity died in the 1970s. But it reclaimed its fame back in its first reissue in the 1980s when the casual culture was rising in the UK. Also, a flat-soled version was released in France that same decade, but never got quite gain the same status as the ridged sole.    

Now the Trefoil brand brings it back once more, and the Adidas Rom still looks fresh as it did more than half a century ago.

Nice to know

 

  • The lightweight Ortholite sock liner has a high-level of breathability and moisture management. It is also anti-microbial, prevents foot infection and bad odor.
  • The collar and tongue area are both padded for extra comfort.
  • Adidas Trefoil branding is emblazoned on the heel tab.

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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.