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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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