Facts

  • Top
    Top

    Low Top

    Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.

    Mid Top

    Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.

    High Top

    Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.

    Good to know

    Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.

  • Inspired from
    Inspired from

    Sports

    Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.

  • Collection
    Collection

    Good to know

    Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.

  • Price
    Price
    $80
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Summary

We spent 9.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

8 reasons to buy

  • The Adidas Sellwood impressed heaps of reviewers for looking stylish, especially when worn.
  • It is incredibly flexible and lightweight, according to some purchasers.
  • It comes at an affordable price.
  • Many claimed that the Sellwood has a versatile style and go with everything, may it be for skateboarding or just for casual, everyday use.
  • Several buyers said that they receive lots of compliments when wearing this shoe.
  • There is a wide range of colorway options available for this skate shoe.
  • Some reviewers commented that this shoe looks even better in person.
  • A handful of purchasers were quite happy with its lightweight design.

7 reasons not to buy

  • The Adidas Sellwood has a very thin removable insole, which is a disappointment for some purchasers.
  • Several purchasers said that this fits a little bigger than other Adidas shoes.
  • The sole comes apart quickly, according to a small number of reviewers.
  • The canvas material on this skate shoe gets dirty quickly, as claimed by a few reviewers.
  • There were a few reports that the tongue slides to the sides.
  • The support of this shoe is very minimal, as stated by a small number of buyers.
  • One video reviewer stated that though it is a skate shoe, its structure makes it more ideal only for casual use and light skateboarding.

Bottom line

Those who are looking for a trimmed-down, basic sneaker should probably consider one of the shoes from the Adidas Skateboarding, the Adidas Sellwood. It has a simple look and a lightweight construction through its canvas upper and vulcanized outsole. The comfort is there with its lightly padded EVA sockliner. Also, it is available in several colorways so purchasers will find a pair that suits their style. However, some purchasers were not pleased with the durability of the shoe, especially the sole.

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Adidas Sellwood History

In 1998, the Adidas Skateboarding was established under the Adidas Originals when skate shoes soar high in the sneaker market. It is the brand’s arm that designs and manufactures skateboarding footwear and apparel. It supports both amateur and professional skateboarders such as Mark Gonzales, Dennis Busenitz, Silas Baxter-Neal, Lucas Puig, and Na-Kel Smith among many others.

In 2016, the Adidas Skateboarding introduced the Adidas Sellwood, a low-top skate shoe with minimal design and lightweight construction. The upper is comprised of mostly canvas, while some releases also include suede or ripstop material. The toe is rounded, and the outsole is vulcanized for great board feel and non-slip grip. The look is completed with the Three Stripes accent on the sides.          

Adidas Sellwood Style

The Adidas Sellwood shoe from Adidas Skateboarding has a simple and basic look, with minimal construction and low-top structure. It is a skateboarding shoe that can also be used casually as an everyday or go-to shoe. The signature Three Stripes adds an authentic Adidas feel despite its overall minimalist design.  It looks great when worn with jeans, trousers, or shorts.

Fit & Sizing

The Adidas Sellwood is available in men's and women's sizes. Sizes 4 to 13 in D Medium width are available for the gentlemen, while sizes 5 to 11 for the ladies. Half sizes are also offered. This skate shoe has a minimal structure; hence very little support can be expected. The vulcanized outsole, on the other hand, allows flexibility and great board feel. 

Notable Features

The canvas upper gives a more laid-back, classic look of the Adidas Sellwood skate shoe. However, some releases are also of suede or ripstop materials. Some of the canvas upper versions have a suede material on the collar, while the suede version bears a leather collar.

The design is very simple and minimal with the signature serrated synthetic Three Stripes in contrasting color as the only accent. It also has a patterned vulcanized rubber outsole that gives a great board feel when skateboarding. It also makes the shoe very flexible.

Additional Info

  • The Adidas Sellwood also features a removable lightly-padded EVA sockliner and comfortable textile lining.
  • The Adidas branding on the tongue matches the minimal design of the shoe. Unlike most Adidas shoe models, this particular skate shoe lacks branding on the heel.
  • The shoelaces are flat and of the same color as the upper.
  • For cleaning instructions, just wipe the canvas upper with a clean damp cloth.