Summary

We spent 8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

9 reasons to buy

  • Fans of the Tubular range mention that this is one of their favorites from the Tubular series.
  • Majority of the reviewers highly appreciates how comfortable these sneakers are.
  • A great number of users give high praises on the quality of the shoe.
  • The snug fit is appreciated by several consumers, saying it is a whole new experience because it fits like a glove.
  • Several testers love the minimalist and outstanding design of the shoe.
  • The laces add a great touch on the overall aesthetic of the shoe.
  • One user compliments Adidas for not placing multiple logos on the shoe.
  • The soles used on these sneakers are softer and plusher than older models of the Tubular’s.
  • These sneakers are quite similar to Yeezy designs, which can be quite impossible to get.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A couple of users said that it could be an effort to put these sneakers on. 
  • A number of reviewers note that these shoes are quite slippery.

Bottom line

A bit underhyped compared to its contemporaries, the Adidas Tubular Rise is an overall lifestyle sneaker. The Tubular Rise being comfortable, durable, and of high-quality contributes to its reputation. The small details like its clean aesthetics and integrated lacing system are great additions to the sneaker. 

Having this shoe can instantly make a statement on almost any outfit because of its Yeezy-like design. Overall, this shoe from Adidas that shines in style and practicality in basically any place.

Facts

Top: Mid
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Adidas Tubular
Closure: Laces
Designer: Nic Galway
Material: EVA, Knit, Rubber Sole
Technology: Tubular
Season: Spring, Summer
Features: Breathable | Reflective
Price: $160
Colorways: Beige, Black, White
Size
Small True to size Large
Fit
Tight Loose
Support
Neutral Stable
Flexibility
Stiff Flexible
Breathability
Warm Breathable
Cushioning
Firm Plush
Durability 9/10
Comfort 9/10
Traction 8/10
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Rankings

A top rated sneaker
A top rated Adidas sneaker
A popular pick

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The Adidas Tubular Rise is available in men's sizes. The lace-up closure of these sneakers is a great add-on as it is integrated on the midfoot cage overlay. This offers an interesting look at the sneaker and at the same time, makes the lace-up process a breeze.

Released in Fall/Winter 2017, the Tubular Rise carries its predecessors’ design elements but exemplifies a “postmodernist visual ethos.” This character is represented by its color palette and use of understated accents. Carrying a futuristic design, this mid-top sneaker comes in a Primeknit upper composed of space-dyed fibers making it look dimensional. The suede midfoot cage overlay adds an interesting accent as it holds the two-tone laces together.

Pairing these shoes with a basic shirt and joggers can instantly make one trendy and stylish. The subtle color accents remain to be neutral, making it quite easy to pair it with almost anything.

Much like its Tubular predecessors, the Tubular Rise embodies the boldest iteration of the Tubular philosophy. The use of different materials, a two-tone knit upper, leather vamp and heel, and suede midfoot cage overlay not only contributes to the sleek, minimalist, and futuristic design of the shoe but adds to the durability, support, and comfort of its wearer. More so, its additional feature, the soft EVA outsole with molded stability plugs provides extra cushioning to the sneaker. The overflow panel goes up the heel’s quarter and holds the laces together.

Released in Fall/Winter 2017, the Tubular Rise carries its predecessors’ design elements but exemplifies a “postmodernist visual ethos.” This character is represented by its color palette and use of understated accents. Carrying a futuristic design, this mid-top sneaker comes in a Primeknit upper composed of space-dyed fibers making it look dimensional. The suede midfoot cage overlay adds an interesting accent as it holds the two-tone laces together.

Pairing these shoes with a basic shirt and joggers can instantly make one trendy and stylish. The subtle color accents remain to be neutral, making it quite easy to pair it with almost anything.

  • The Primeknit upper makes these sneakers comfortable and more supportive.
  • This mid-top Tubular Rise features a comfortable textile cleatee lining, making it more sock-like.

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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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