Size and fit

The Adidas Tubular X 2.0 is available in men’s and women’s sizes. It has an upper made mostly of a woven material and only has an X-shaped panel at the forefoot and leather at the heel to provide a hint of support. 

The knit material gives the wearer a sock-like fit, but the laces add a more secure lockdown. 

Adidas Tubular X 2.0 Style

For men, to get that street style look down pat, pair your sporty high top Tubular X 2.0 with some simple chinos or jogger bottom along with a T-shirt and colorful track jacket. 

For women, a fitted shirt and a pair of leggings with your Tubular X 2.0 would look good for yoga class.

Notable Features

The Adidas Tubular X 2.0 features Adidas’ iconic Primeknit material, which gives the shoe a comfortable and sock-like fit. The Tubular tire-inspired sole provides the sneaker with a grippy feel as well as a distinctive look. An Ortholite insole for cushioning nicely rounds the shoe off.

Adidas Tubular X 2.0 History

The original Tubulars were released in the 80s as a basketball shoe. However, it never quite achieved success with the public and was consigned to the archives. Decades later, Adidas’ VP of global Design, Nick Galway, was going through the repository for a shoe he could use as a base for a new one he wanted to work on. The Tubular’s sole caught his attention. He and his team then spent hours upon hours redesigning the upper to come up with an outline that would be instantly recognizable, and in 2014, the new Tubular model debuted.

The Tubular became highly successful, spawning a variety of iterations and new models in various cuts, from high to low tops. One of these is the Tubular X which debuted in August of 2015. It had the Tubular sole, a high cut design, ribbed midsole, and a woven textile upper.

A follow-up, the Tubular X 2.0, came out on November 20, 2017, which was a lighter and slimmer version of the Tubular X.

Additional Info

  • The shoe’s forefoot features an X-shaped panel.
  • The shoe has an EVA midsole and textile lining.


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