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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

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.