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Facts

  • 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

    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

    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
    $140
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Fit & Sizing

Adidas Temper Runs are constructed for men and are offered in sizes ranging from 4 to 14. The shoes are smaller than standard sizing by at least a half size, although the width is on point.

The lacing system uses a combination of regular eyelets and ghillie for an adjustable fit. Lots of overlays made of suede and leather, strewn on top of the mesh uppers, provide the shoes with medial and lateral support. 

Adidas Temper Run Style

Adidas plumped up its dad shoe lineup with the release of these kicks. Temper Runs bring back the nostalgia for the sneakers of the 90s, most often characterized by three words—big, bulky, and loud. These shoes contain tons of layers on the uppers, chunky midsoles—although in this case, not quite so much—and really bold colorways. 

Wear Adidas Temper Runs in the shock purple or amber salmon colorway when you want to project an energetic and young vibe. Style with brown pants and a low-key long-sleeved shirt. 

Adidas Temper Runs in light brown/grey or core black are far more neutral and can be great for occasions when you still want to rock dad kicks but like the look to be somewhat toned down. 

Notable Features

These kicks from the Adidas brand carry an enviably nostalgic design that would appeal to people partial to the 90s penchant of doing things big. The shoes do not contain any notable tech, but they do feature one of the most notable styles that are heavily favored today—that of chunky shoes.

We refuse to call these ‘ugly’ because they aren’t. What they are is bulky and bold and instantly noticeable. These are the shoes to put on when you have no plans of blending in—unless you’re in New York, that is. With these on, you’ll never be relegated to the background.

Adidas Temper Run History

Temper Runs first made their presence known in 2014, right alongside reissues of the legendary Stan Smith, Boosts, and ZX Flux shoes. The sneakers were heavily-inspired by the aesthetics of 90s runners. The base of the shoes was done in mesh, hits of 3M on the Stripes were featured, and tonal suede panels were layered across the uppers. AdiPRENE midsoles completed the look.

Maybe it was because people weren’t ready for that bulky look yet, or perhaps because the trend was geared towards the sleeker silhouettes, whatever the reason, Temper Runs didn’t last long in the market. 

Fortunately for the silhouette, just four years later, the market was ripe for the chunky look. In May of 2018, two OG colorways were dropped by the Three-Stripe brand. And this time, the shoes were quickly snatched up. More colorways rapidly followed in the months succeeding.

A collab colorway made by Adidas Consortium on the Temper Runs with retailer Saint Alfred also dropped in October of 2018 as well as another one with Transport for London (TfL). 

Additional Info

  • Adidas Temper Runs are for sale for $140.
  • The shoes sit atop sculpted EVA midsoles and contain textile linings.
  • 3M reflective detailing can be found on the Three Stripe branding on the sides.