Verdict from 100+ user reviews

8 reasons to buy

  • The majority of customers like how stylish, smart, and decent the Adidas VS Pace looks.
  • Many shoppers reckon it has high quality for its humble price point.
  • More than a handful of wearers find it to be very comfortable.
  • This pair is lightweight, a few have shared.
  • Quite a couple of users have added that its design is so versatile in that it easily matches any attire and fits any occasion.
  • Some wearers rave about the sole’s distinctive coloring, about how it stands out and turns the heads of many onlookers.
  • Based on most reviews, a good handful of buyers have given the VS Pace as a gift to their beloved.
  • Its leather upper is easy to wipe and clean, according to one user.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The midsole is flat and has neither cushioning nor arch support, according to some wearers.
  • A pair of customers report that the leather upper of Adidas VS Pace has no ventilation.
  • A few testers feel the synthetic leather upper to be stiff.

Bottom line

A sports-inspired fashion sneaker, the Adidas VS Pace grips many shoppers with its lean, streamlined silhouette that looks almost too sharp. Adidas endorses this as a dependable, comfortable, all-around casual sneaker for everyday wear.

This sneaker appears well-crafted, pretty sleek, with minimalistic stitching details and impressively discrete double-faced styling. It has the stitched-on Three Stripes on its outer side, the perforated Three Stripes on the other (similar to the Stan Smiths). A truly fantastic bargain sneaker.

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Good to know

The Adidas VS Pace is exclusively available in men’s sizes. Having a low-top profile, this sneaker provides the ankles a full range of motion, helping them to adapt to quick transitions. Inside its construction, a comfortable textile lining welcomes the foot. Lastly, a traditional lace-up closure fastens the leather upper, which provides the foot with a custom locked-in fitting.

The Adidas VS Pace resonates with the brand’s classic aesthetic while appealing to the young generation, akin to what the Adidas NEO does. Many customers who tried on these kicks found out how versatile they are as they pair well with jeans, shorts, sweatpants, and joggers. These VS Paces can make a run at the mall or streets or even at school. Folks from all ages can virtually sport this slick-looking kicks.

One could get these VS Paces in various colorways, such as the standard Core Black/Cloud White/Scarlet or the clean White/Black/Blue colorway.

While its upper is made of durable synthetic leather, its tongue is mesh, which adds contrast, comfort, and breathability. Via vulcanization, the upper is securely bonded to a rubber outsole, which has a distinctive coloring that pops out in each step.

Adidas have long become a master at blending sports and fashion, which cater to the aesthetics and needs of the new generation. But the brand did this without throwing quality, comfort, and identity out of the window. What Adidas did instead was to take cues from their classic designs such as the Stan Smiths and create something new out of it. Among these creations is the Adidas VS Pace. Its design gave nods to the brand’s iconic silhouettes while showcasing its sleek modern look.  

  • Along the heel tab and counter runs a vertical webbing with a Three Stripes detailing.


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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.