Size and fit

With a lace-up closure, the sneakers can be adjusted to one’s preference for a more customized fit. These are only available in men’s sizing and fit true to size. So, for those women who would want to cop a pair, going a half or full size down is recommended. Half sizes are also made available for those who are more comfortable going half sizes up. 

Adidas Seeley XT Style

Regarded as an iteration of the classic Seeley skate shoe, this sneaker is made for reckless skateboarding or just chilling accordingly. A smooth and durable leather upper gives the Seeley XT a polished vibe. 

The several colorways available for this sneaker are core black and collegiate navy with the Three-stripe details in white.  The low-profile, minimalist design of these Adidas skateboarding shoes keeps one looking clean and cool. Given that simple design, one can style these shoes quite easily. One can go for that street style vibe with a pair of baggy shorts, pants and oversized shirts. For a casual ensemble, one can wear jeans, denim or even cuffed joggers that are topped with casual-looking shirts or even tank tops. 

Notable Features

These skater-style trainers that are crafted with clean lines and a durable build have a timeless look. A low-top shoe that is made of lightweight uppers offer top-to-bottom flexibility and comfort. For that extra breathability, textile lining is added. To end scuff stress, an abrasion-resistant toe is provided as reinforcement. The sneakers also feature a grippy Vector Traction gum rubber outsole for exceptional board control, a more improved traction and added performance.  

Adidas Seeley XT History

For more than 80 years, Adidas has been a huge part of the world of athletic and fashion shoes. The brand continues to deliver state-of-the-art casual, running and athletic footwear. Their innovative designs elevate the performance of athletes and casual wearers alike by creating and releasing shoes that work with the foot. As part of the brand, Adidas Originals is an unwavering mission to celebrate originality. The brand’s rich, sporting heritage combines it with contemporary style codes to achieve a mix of technical prowess and street-ready design.

Some 30 years ago, when a growing number of interests on skateboarding shoes already gave birth to other brands, Adidas decided to also set up its own. When it was founded in 1998, Adidas Skateboarding then a segment of Adidas Originals produced footwear and apparel for skaters like the Adidas Seeley skateboarding shoe by distributing these products to a string of skateboarding retailers worldwide. It primarily focused on designing and producing shoes and clothing lines specifically for skateboarders located worldwide.

Among skateboarding greats that have found interest in the Adidas Originals Seeley silhouette over the years include Mark Gonzales, Dennis Busenitz, and Na-Kel Smith. The Seeley shoes have been added with other variants such as the Adidas Seeley XT. This reiteration, the Seeley XT, is a low-profile skating shoe that maintains the classic’s basic design but is updated with some tweaks for a more improved performance. 

Nice to know

  • This skating shoe is inexpensive. 
  • On the upper, the Three-stripes are perforated. 

Facts / Specs

Base model: Adidas Seeley
Style: Retro
Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Gum Sole, EVA
Colorways: Black / Grey / Red / Green / Blue

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