Summary

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7 reasons to buy

  • Those who have tried the Adidas Tubular Invader 2.0 generally have felt comfortable while wearing it.
  • Many have commented that the shoe is reasonably priced.
  • This iteration of the Adidas Tubular Invader has a modern yet classy look that can turn heads around, one reviewer has reported.
  • A user has praised the shoe’s nice color scheme.
  • One buyer has advised that the shoe goes well with various casual clothing.
  • Some wearers have mentioned that they are satisfied with the quality and durable materials used in the shoe’s upper and sole.
  • The majority of the reviewers are impressed with the Adidas Tubular Invader 2.0’s sporty and stylish silhouette.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Due to the sneaker’s narrow opening, getting the shoes on took some time, according to a wearer.
  • The sneaker has to be broken in first in order to get the right level of comfort, a user has noticed.
  • The shoelaces are quite long, one reviewer has noted.

Bottom line

Owning a pair of Yeezys is a dream come true for most average Joes. It is difficult to get one unless you’re affluent or well-connected for it is released in limited quantities at a hefty price. However, Adidas made sure that Y-3 fans are able to get a dose of luxury aesthetics through the Adidas Tubular Invader 2.0 at a general release price.

This street-ready and fashion-forward sneaker remain popular for its eye-catching silhouette. It is among the Adidas sneakers that ensure durability and provide essential comfort.

Facts

Top: Mid
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Adidas Tubular
Closure: Laces
Material: EVA, Leather, Nubuck
Price: $110
Colorways: Beige, Black, Blue, Grey, Pink, Red, White
Size
Small True to size Large
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A top rated Adidas sneaker

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With the shoe’s silhouette inspired by a basketball sneaker, the Tubular Invader 2.0 generally provides the wearer with ample support. It has a mid-top profile that offers ankle support. Also, it is available in men’s and women’s sizing. 

This stylish mid-cut lifestyle shoe that doubles as a trainer has won the hearts of many fashionistas around the globe. It is an affordable option for those who are looking for a luxe yet reasonably-priced kicks.

Adidas ensures to make every edition with premium materials in order to maintain its modern and elegant look, making it suitable for everyday wear. It goes well with shorts, skinny jeans, sweat pants, and other casual clothing.

Avid Adidas followers would instinctively recognize the shoe for its attractive mid-top silhouette and its slimmed-down tubular outsole.  

The Tubular technology used in this shoe’s outsole drew its inspiration from the inner tubing of car tires.  It gives the sneaker enhanced grip and traction. The soft EVA midsole, on the other hand, provides the kicks improved cushioning.

Combine the functional and technologically-advanced design of the 1980s Adidas Tubular trainer with the silhouette of the iconic Invader basketball sneaker, and one comes up with a progressive and innovative shoe called the Adidas Tubular Invader.

Initial models of the Tubular Invader featured a midfoot strap that gives the shoe its premium recognizable look. Its successor, the Adidas Tubular Invader 2.0, had its predecessors overall look; however, the brand made a good decision of dropping the straps for this iteration.

Various versions have been introduced since the shoe was launched. Adidas, aiming to keep their loyal followers up to their toes with every release, continue to push their boundaries by making more unique and finer versions of the previous one with an uptick in the price. Fans can, therefore, expect promising creations from Tubular Invader’s line in the future.

  • The insides of the sneaker are padded for added comfort.
  • Other distinguishable features are the collar’s distinctive cut and the perforated Three-Stripes on the sides.
  • Three models have been released for the Adidas Tubular Invader 2.0 Men's Originals. 
  • For the Women's Originals, four editions have been introduced. The earliest version had an upper made of pigskin nubuck, a rubber outsole, and a mesh lining. Another version had a full-grain leather upper and a leather heel with a synthetic snakeskin embossing and a rubber outsole.

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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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