Size and fit

Although the Type O-2 collection only caters to men’s sizing, the ladies can also sport it with the shoe’s modern appeal. The shoe features a leather upper that can offer just the right breathability and is believed to deliver durability. With a lace-up closure system, one can get a personal fit for the right amount of snug.

Adidas Type O-2 Style

The Adidas Type O-2 features a tennis-inspired look with chunky midsoles that make it look more of a dad shoe. With it’s sleek and glossy upper, the shoe appears to be hybrid and more expensive than it actually is. 

The famous Adidas Stan Smith’s upper is taken inspiration for the kick’s minimal upper juxtaposed with heavy details midsole from the Supercourt RX. The shoe is available in off-white and in a mint green colorways that can be paired with any outfit. With this shoe on, anyone can likely achieve a high-fashion street-style look. 

For casual street style, the shoe can be worn a light washed boyfriend jeans and a loose printed t-shirt tucked in front for the ladies. For men, pair khaki jeans with a white shirt layered with a denim jacket. For dressier occasions, the shoe with a black bodycon midi dress would make a statement. For the guys, black straight cut jeans with a short sleeve button down shot with a blazer will do. 

Notable Features

The Type O-2 takes inspiration from two of Adidas’ iconic shoes making it appear like the originals. It has an upper that’s luxurious and sophisticated at the same time. The modern trend of street style fashion lovers will likely go head over heels with the bold soles of this sneaker.  With two creative brands’ joint effort, this fresh kick is odds-on promising to all the sneakerheads.

Adidas Type O-2 History

During the ‘60s and ‘70s, Adidas became one of the most successful activewear. However, following the death of Adi Dassler, its founder, it went through a rough time. But in the mid-’90s, it paved its way to recovery; it was once again a successful entity.  Since then, the three stripes have had a lot of successful collaborations with different entities. 

On the other hand, the men’s wear brand, OAMC launched in 2013 headed Luke Meier and Arnaud Faeh. Both of the founders have worked with giant streetwear brands, Supreme and Carhartt WIP. Henceforward, the brand has been releasing high-quality apparel and collaborating with big brands, including Supreme. 

In 2019, Adidas Originals and OAMC announced their first collaborative collection, the Type O - 1. After the said collection flourished, they decided to reimagine it for the second time. The fresh collection is called Type O - 2.

Nice to know

  • The Adidas Type O - 2 has another version with a rubber upper.
  • Extra laces come with the shoes. 


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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.