Summary

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8 reasons to buy

  • A significant number of wearers said that the Adidas Twinstrike ADV Stretch Leather feels sturdier compared to its predecessor.
  • Most reviewers agreed that this pair feels comfortable.
  • The use of leather and suede materials provided an enhanced, premium look, according to a few consumers’ opinions.
  • Many purchasers liked the shoe’s unique and unconventional style.
  • The sneaker has excellent quality in both materials and construction, based on a number of testers’ opinions.
  • It fit perfectly, as confirmed by several shoe users.
  • A couple of commenters admired how the kick didn’t have much branding.
  • Most buyers claim that they highly recommend this pair.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some said that this pair’s comfort and feel fell behind today’s modern sneakers.
  • A reviewer claimed that the leather upper felt narrow at first and needed some time to break-in.

Bottom line

The Adidas Twinstrike ADV Stretch Leather is a premium iteration of its predecessor. Now crafted from premium stretch Nappa leather and suede overlays, this version offers enhanced durability and a more sophisticated aesthetic. Grounded by the original silhouette, its superior materials and neutral colorway balances out the bold design and provides versatility.

Moreover, the shoe is adequately comfortable making it an ideal go-to everyday kick. If you're a fan of the original Twinstrike release, this iteration is recommended for a more toned-down look without losing its unique charm.

Facts

Top: Low
Inspired from: Casual
Collection: Adidas Originals
Price: $220
Colorways: Black
Size
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Rankings

A top rated sneaker
A top rated Adidas sneaker
A popular pick
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The Adidas Twinstrike ADV Stretch Leather is a men's exclusive release with US-based sizes. The gentlemen can choose from sizes 4 to 14 while the ladies should go one full size down, based on the brand's official sizing guide.

Its low-top construction allows for excellent ankle mobility. Its one-piece cleatie upper acts as a slip-on when putting it on but a lace-up closure system offers the option for a secure, lockdown fit. Rope laces are utilized as lace loop eyelets for a tighter fit.

The Twinstrike ADV Stretch Leather's signature bold silhouette is now outfitted in improved and more durable materials bathed in neutral colors. This upgrade lends the unique kick with a more refined and versatile aesthetic compared to its predecessors. Its black and white colorway makes for easy pairing with almost any casual ensemble while its unique design can elevate your outfit in a snap.

Pair it with track pants and crewneck shirts for an athleisure-inspired look. Or complement it with a refined outfit by going for clean-cut chinos and button-down shirts for men and skirts or dresses for women.

The kick’s unorthodox silhouette makes the Twinstrike ADV distinct from other sneakers, but this shoe’s premium stretchable leather with suede overlays and neutral coloring are its distinguishing characteristics from its predecessors. Its minimalistic yet bold aesthetic makes for a very unique looking pair to keep outfits and shoe collections interesting.

Adidas reissued the Twinstrike ADV silhouette as part of the Consortium A//D pack in September 2017. The shoe was launched by drawing inspiration from the brand's archived designs from the early 2000s. The A//D pack that the sneaker was relaunched in aimed to tell the story of the finding of an alternate Universe after the appearance of an enormous black hole in outer space.

Researchers went on expeditions that revealed that our Universe and the alternate Universe are virtually identical, with some minor aesthetic differences. Designers of Adidas shoes thought of two archived model from the early millennium to apply the same concept of similarity and contrast of the two Universe on. The Twinstrike and Adistar Comp were relaunched with the same tooling and construction as their predecessors except for the upper's aesthetic.

In November 2017, a new and brighter colorway was introduced to complement the festive season when it was released. It didn't take long enough for the brand to launch the stylish kick in a premium version as the Adidas Twinstrike ADV Stretch Leather debuted in early 2018. Now crafted with leather and suede overlay in black and white, this model provides enhanced durability, comfort, and versatility.

  • The shoe is available in Medium width.
  • Its insoles are detachable.
  • The ADV in the sneaker’s official name means Advance.
  • Heel pull-tabs are provided as an aid for easier entry.

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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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