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
    $120
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Summary

We spent 9.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

9 reasons to buy

  • Available in the market in multiple colorways.
  • Many applauded that the Adidas Tubular Doom Sock Primeknit is reasonably priced.
  • It delivers optimum comfort, shared by many users.
  • Many testers commended the soft upper. It is the superb update on their Tubular Doom, said many.
  • This pair is easy to take on and to lace up, shared by some.
  • Many liked the versatility of the Tubular Doom Sock Primeknit. It can go with anything.
  • Very stunning and stylish lifestyle shoe, said many buyers.
  • High quality materials used in the Tubular Doom Sock PK were noted by the majority of the purchasers.
  • The majority of the users enjoyed the lightness of this pair.

1 reasons not to buy

  • The Adidas Tubular Doom Sock Primeknit has a wide width. Buyers recommend buying a size down than their usual size.

Bottom line

The Adidas combined the basketball and running silhouette and formed a modern low-cut profile. The Tubular Doom Sock Primeknit is a style out of the ordinary that is refined by the Tubular sole. This is the fashion-forward take on the classic sports-inspired style. True to its name, it has a sock-like fit to add style and ease of entry. With its flashy laces, Primeknit upper and fresh design, it will definitely break some necks.  Adidas just made another lifestyle shoe that stands out in the off court category.

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Adidas Tubular Doom Sock Primeknit History

In the 1990s, Adidas released the Tubular line way ahead of the NMD, UltraBoost and the EQT.

It features an outsole design inspired from a car tire and its tread. It was the first inflatable basketball in the world. Unfortunately, it was not well-embraced in the market and was shelved 2 years after it was introduced.

In 2014, Nic Galway, the VP of Adidas Global Design, saw so much potential in the Tubular and decided to resurrect the design. They re-launched the silhouette and called it the Tubular Runner.  The overall guise of the Tubular Runner is the result of the 5-year intensive research and the combination of history, sports and style.

Since then, several A-listers were seen sporting the Tubular. Some of them were Justin Bieber, Kendall Jenner and A$AP Rock. It became famous around the globe, in fact a show was dedicated entirely to the Tubular Runner in the 2015 Paris Fashion Week Autumn/Winter Collection.

The Tubular line has been expanded over the years by adding new models. Several fashion brands also collaborated with the Adidas which kept the Tubular at the frontage of the sneaker race. The Tubular series is continually expanding over the years alongside its modern evolution to keep up with the constant demand.

The Tubular Doom was first released in 2016 as an adaptation of the 1990’s running and basketball silhouette. This revamped Tubular model features the sock like high-ankle collar and street fashion aesthetic. In 2017, they introduced the low-cut sock-like fitting design and called it the Tubular Doom Sock Primeknit.

Adidas Tubular Doom Sock Primeknit Style

The Adidas Tubular Doom Sock Primeknit is similar to the profile of the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2. The Primeknit upper is seated entirely on the Boost midsole for a maximum energy return with every stride. The breathable, flexible and lightweight Primeknit upper allows this pair to be worn all-day, especially during the warm weather. It is slightly cushioned on the heel part to give comfort and heel support. Many users sport this pair with anything casual, like jogger, jeans and short with their tees and hoodies. Being stylish is as never a doom with the Adidas Tubular Doom Sock Primeknit.

Fit & Sizing

The upper of the Adidas Tubular Doom Sock Primeknit hugs the foot securely to give a sock-like feel. It also has an internal caging system to provide support. The lacing system is looped on the external rubber eyelets for a clean look and snug fit. The upper is made of a single piece of Primeknit that curves up in front of the foot that acts as the tongue. It has a pull loop on the forefoot for easiness in putting on this pair. It has a wide width compared to other Primeknit model thus people recommend grabbing a full size down than the usual size. It is available in men’s sizes from 7 to 13 US and in women’s sizes from 5 to 11 US in medium width.

Notable Features

The Adidas Tubular Doom Sock Primeknit has a midsole that is ribbed similar to the tread of a rubber tire.  This feature is the iconic element of the Tubular line. Aside from that, the Tubular Doom Sock PK resembles closely to the silhouette of another popular sneaker created by the same company. Looking at the design aesthetics, one would immediately think of the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2. The Tubular Doom Sock PK opens an opportunity for people who can’t afford the very pricey Yeezys. This is indeed an excellent alternative.

Additional Info

  • The one-piece Primeknit wraps entirely on the foot for a comfortable ride and cool stride.
  • The Adidas Tubular Doom Sock Primeknit has the center stitching in the forefoot which is also featured in the Yeezy line.
  • Adidas branding can be found on the tongue pull tab, heel support, insole and on the Tubular Doom rubber outsole.
  • The laces are incorporated with the reflective 3M. It reflects when stricken with light during low lights.
  • It has an external heel support made of premium suede.
  • It has a very soft textile lining in the heel area.
  • The Tubular rubber outsole showcases a distinct curvature that resembles a tire.
  • It has a very stylish and modern ribbed EVA midsole.