Summary

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8 reasons to buy

  • The Adidas SC Premiere has an affordable price tag, with a few buyers saying that the quality of the shoe is worth the price.
  • According to most reviewers, this sneaker is a top-notch option from the Adidas sneaker line, especially as it has a premium and buttery soft leather upper.
  • Many users praise the kick for being very classy and stylish, with the look of luxury shoes.
  • More than a handful of wearers love the colors of the Adidas SC Premiere, with buyers describing them as low-key and unique.
  • A lot of purchasers reveal that the sneaker is very comfortable.
  • A few commenters agree that the shoe is underrated and better than the Stan Smith or Continental 80.
  • The SC Premier is ideal for the summer, a couple of reviewers have observed.
  • Many wearers impart that the sneaker can be worn with anything, whether dressed up or down.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A couple of users note that the tongue is very stiff and needs to be broken in.
  • A few purchasers add that the Adidas SC Premiere runs a bit wide.

Bottom line

With a reasonable price point, this sneaker from the Adidas Originals series has received praise for value. On the Adidas SC Premiere’s reviews, many were pleased with its high-quality build. It’s also deemed to be very stylish and was compared to the look of luxury kicks. 

Additionally, this shoe has been revealed to have a very comfortable feel. It can also be worn with anything.

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Men’s and women's sizes are available for the Adidas SC Premiere. The leather upper of this shoe provides a durable feel, while the classic lace-up system helps adjust the snugness of the fit. Its low-cut design keeps the ankle free to move.

There were a few colorways released for the Adidas SC Premiere Originals: raw white/chalk white/off white, cloud white/crystal white/chalk white, and core black/chalk white/running white. These colors offer a neat and simple look that can be easily styled with both casual and sporty outfits.

  A sporty look for men

The tennis-inspired design of the sneaker will fit well with athleisure clothes. Its colorways, such as the Adidas SC Premiere in black, has a sleek style that can be paired with different colors. Shorts or joggers along with a t-shirt or a hoodie sweatshirt will emphasize its court appeal. A polo shirt paired with chino shorts will create a preppy yet relaxed look when paired with these kicks.

  A casual look for any day

Such colorways as the Adidas SC Premiere white chalk and off white is ideal for the laidback days due to the clean and straightforward design. It can be worn for walking the streets or hanging out, paired with jeans or shorts and a pullover or a t-shirt. For occasions such as a party, the shoe can also be dressed up by pairing it with slacks, chinos or pants along with a button-down or polo shirt.

The low-top Adidas SC Premiere exhibits its tennis-inspired design in its premium leather upper, which has a neat and simple design. There are also nubuck overlays for additional support. The plain white midsole has a chunky look, while the wavy stitch detailing all over the upper add another interesting detail.

On one side is the Adidas Originals logo with the Trefoil image, enclosed in a window for a vintage appeal. Additional OG Three Stripes branding is found on the tongue, which is lightly padded. The collar also has a bit of padding for extra comfort. Lastly, the wavy paneling near the toe and laces give the shoe a distinctive appeal.

Adidas was named after founder Adi Dassler. Until 1949, the company was known as the Dassler Brothers Shoe Factory, which was established in 1924. Adi, together with his brother Rudi, operated the business out of their mother’s small laundry in the town of Herzogenaurach in Germany.

The brothers achieved early success when they were able to convince American sprinter Jesse Owens to wear their spiked running shoes during the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. He won four gold medals and brought the Dassler name to the consciousness of many top athletes and their coaches. Soon, the company was selling hundreds of thousands of shoes.

  From Dassler Brothers to Adidas

The Dassler brothers enjoyed success for some time until World War II, when production slowed down. U.S. Forces nearly destroyed their factory until Adi Dassler’s wife was able to convince them that the company only wanted to produce shoes. Subsequently, the American occupation forces became significant buyers of the brand's footwear.

Despite their success, the brothers decided to split up in 1947 after many disagreements. Rudi Dassler went on to establish Puma in the same town, while his brother renamed their business as Adidas. From then on, Adidas distinguished itself by producing high-performing footwear for top athletes and sports teams.

Today, popular Adidas sneakers are worn by people of different ages. The Adidas and Trefoil logos have become synonymous with performance and style, emblazoned on clothes, footwear, accessories, sports gear, and more.    

  Adidas Originals

For lifestyle wear, the brand has established the Adidas Originals collection. It is dedicated to those products that are considered heritage, which means that past Adidas styles inspired them. The line carries casual clothing, bags, sunglasses, shoes, and more.

Perhaps the most notable characteristic of this sub-brand is its exclusive use of the Trefoil logo. It was formerly used on all products produced by Adidas. However, since 1997, the logo has only been applied to heritage items. The Three Stripes has been adapted for the Performance line.

Adidas Originals covers past fashion eras, taking references from products that were released as far back as the 1940s up to the 1980s. As a result, the label’s shoes have a distinctly retro appeal. Inspirations could also come from different sports, such as basketball, soccer, and tennis.

  Adidas Originals SC Premiere

One noteworthy sneaker released under the Adidas Originals line is the Adidas SC Premiere, with the SC standing for Super Court. The brand celebrated 70 years of history with the release of this shoe. It notably combines the classic details of the Continental 80 with the trendy chunky midsoles of today.

With its ultra-clean color palette and court-inspired style, the model offers a vintage-inspired athletic vibe that can be worn every day. The leather upper is complemented by nubuck overlays to create a multi-layered look. Its crisp and timeless tennis style is designed for today’s modern lifestyle.  

One of the eye-catching features of these kicks is their wavy paneled design. That and the shades of white used on the shoe create a look that’s in sync with summer’s warm-weather days. The sneaker’s white colorways also fit in nicely with the current trend of simple yet attractive white shoes.

  • The OrthoLite sockliner of these kicks deliver improved comfort and performance.
  • For additional durability, this shoe has a rubber cupsole.
  • The Adidas SC Premiere’s release date was on January 24, 2019.
Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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