Summary

We spent 7.3 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

10 reasons to buy

  • Many of the buyers took notice of the colorful outsole of the Adidas Seeley x Ari Marcopoulos. This feature gives this pair sense of originality, commented by some buyers.
  • The majority of users loved the versatility of Adidas Seeley x Ari Marcopoulos.
  • The simplicity and unique style were noted by most online buyers.
  • Most of the users felt comfortable while wearing this sneaker.
  • The sizing is just right, said many users.
  • It has a wide and spacious toebox, revealed by some testers.
  • The Adidas Seeley x Ari Marcopoulos is available at a very affordable price.
  • Many buyers revealed that they will recommend this pair to their friends.
  • This shoe has a good ground grip, observed by some.
  • It has a good board feel, revealed by few users.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some critics revealed the poor ventilation of the Adidas Seeley x Ari Marcopoulos. They did not recommend wearing this pair during warm weather.
  • It did not provide enough stability, criticized by some users.

Bottom line

Paying tribute to the city that never sleeps, New York, The Adidas Seeley x Ari Marcopoulos shows off its classic Seeley silhouette with deep dark monochrome upper. The graphics found along the black rubber foxing represents the film contact sheet.

It has embossed full grain leather upper and the outsoles of each pair have different vibrant colors to add an asymmetric look to this pair. Flip the board or cruise the streets with the Adidas Seeley x Ari Marcopoulos, it’s almost guaranteed to be a smooth one.

Facts

Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Collaboration: Ari Marcopoulos
Collection: Adidas Seeley
Price: $100
Colorways: Black
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The Adidas Seeley x Ari Marcopoulos has a sublimated woven lining and PU sockliner to add comfort to the wearers. It has the traditional lace-up closure system for a personalized snug fit during flips and tricks. The Adidas Seeley x Ari Marcopoulos is exclusively offered in men’s sizes from 7 to 15 US in medium width.

The style of the Adidas Seeley x Ari Marcopoulos was able to bring the fashion down. Adidas and Marcopoulos thought that people nowadays would rather buy shoes that are multi-functional and in reality wearable ones. They came up with a design that was able to cross fashion and sports seamlessly. The unique and minimalist style of the Adidas Seeley x Ari Marcopoulos allows it to be worn on and off the skateboard. Wearers pair this with their favorite jeans, jogger or short and tees or polos and finish it off with their trucker hat.

The Adidas Seeley x Ari Marcopoulos exhibits a deep dark monochromatic upper with screen printed foxing tape found on the midsole. This print represents the film contact sheet of Marcopoulos. Another notable feature is that the vulcanized rubber outsoles of each shoe have vibrant colors. The left and right shoes have dissimilar outsole colors which were noted by many buyers. Whenever thrashers do jump tricks and flip boards, the expectators can also seem to experience a parade of contrasting colors.

In 1998, the Adidas Skateboarding was formed as a segment of the Adidas Originals. It was established to create footwear and apparels for thrashers globally. It aims to widen the distribution and reach as many patrons as possible throughout the globe. They primarily supported a wide array of skateboarder groups, including Mark Gonzales, Dennis Busenitz, and Na-kel Smith.

Meanwhile, Ari Marcopoulos is a well-known photographer who shoots skateboarders, artists, and musicians as his subjects in his 25-year career as a photographer. He was able to showcase his stunning landscapes and portraits of everyday dramas and a glimpse of many awesome things.

Adidas was able to come up with an idea of collaborating with Marcopoulos to pay tribute to the New York City skate culture. It features snapshots of the Lower East Side and collated it in a magazine called AIGHT. The magazine features the skateboard culture and fashion on the same page with a modern touch. They unveiled their collaboration capsule last 2017 featuring various merchandise such as apparels, accessories, and sneakers.

  • The Adidas Seeley x Ari Marcopoulos collaboration has an embossed full grain leather upper.
  • It has synthetic 3-stripes on the lateral side and a heel tab.
  • The foxing tape provides optimal durability. it has a screen print which represents the contact film of Ari Marcopoulos.
  • It has a very comfortable sublimated woven lining.
  • The vulcanized rubber outsoles have vibrant colors which add striking appeal to this sneaker.
  • It has the “AIGHT” magazine cover on the tongue. AIGHT is a 26-page magazine that features the snapshots skateboarding culture of the Lower East Side of New York City.

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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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