14 best Adidas Skateboarding sneakers

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Adidas Skateboarding Sneakers

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Best Adidas Skateboarding Sneakers - December 2018

Adidas Skateboarding is the Three Stripes arm that designs and manufactures footwear, apparel, and accessories for skateboarding. Established in 1998 under Adidas Originals to cater to the skateboarding community, the Adidas Skateboarding holds a team of professional skateboarders. Some of them have launched signature skate shoes with the brand such as Dennis BusenitzLucas Puig, Mark Gonzales, Mark Suciu, Silas Baxter-Neal, and Marc Johnson.

We’ve list down below some of the best skate shoes from the “Adidas Skateboarding Sneakers” collection. Note, however, that this list excludes detailed information about Adidas skateboarding shoes that are part of other groups such as Adidas OriginalsAdidas Superstar, Adidas Busenitz, Adidas SeeleyAdidas Campus, and more. 

Best Adidas Skateboarding Shoes

Adidas 3MC Vulc

On July 5, 2018, French professional skateboarder Lucas Puig debuted the Adidas 3MC Vulc shoe in an all-white colorway along with other colorway options. The release of these Adidas shoes for skateboarding was the 3rd and last installment of the Adidas “3MC All of US” series with other Adidas Skateboarding Team members Lil Dre, Daewon Song, and Marc Johnson.

These low-top men’s skateboarding Adidas shoes are offered from sizes 6 to 14 at an affordable price of $65. They flaunt a clean design with a textured midsole inspired by the Adidas Gazelle shoe.

Key features of these men’s Adidas skateboarding shoes:

  • reinforced canvas upper
  • ultra-flexible Geoflex vulcanized outsole for superior board feel and flexibility
  • lightweight EVA lining
  • removable insoles

Adidas 3ST Series

The Adidas 3ST series is the brainchild of Adidas Skateboarding’s Senior Footwear Designer Scott Johnson. With this series, Johnson aims to produce one-of-a-kind technical skate shoes with a style that isn’t common for most skate shoes of today. The 3ST stands for “3-Stripes” or the brand’s signature branding.  

1.    Adidas 3ST.001

The Adidas 3ST.001 pioneered the Adidas 3ST series of skateboarding sneakers. Released on April 5, 2018, alongside the Adidas 3ST.002 shoe, the 3ST.001 garnered positive feedbacks from wearers for being lightweight and comfortable whether on or off the board. It is easily attainable at an affordable retail price of $95. Included in its list of colorways are “Black,” “Scarlett Red,” and “Grey.”

Key features of these skateboarding Adidas shoes:

  • slip-on construction with lace-up closure
  • breathable knit upper with reinforced suede and Adituff technology in the toe area
  • TPU cage in the heel for stability
  • ollie pads on the sides
  • durable translucent outsole
  • EVA midsole
  • Adidas Torsion System
  • pull tab on the tongue
2.    Adidas 3ST.002

Also released on April 5, 2018, is a mid-top skate shoe from the Adidas 3ST series called the Adidas 3ST.002. These Adidas skateboarding sneakers exhibit a minimal aesthetic that translates to a comfortable and lightweight fit liked by the majority of wearers. Although priced slightly higher than the 3ST.001 shoes, the 3ST.002 is still affordable at $100 retail price. Available colorways for these Adidas skateboarding shoes include “Beige” and “Blue.”

Key features of these men’s Adidas skateboarding shoes:

  • mid-top, sock-like construction
  • one-piece perforated suede upper with an inner knit sock
  • breathable mesh lining
  • TPU cage for stability
  • vulcanized rubber outsole with Geoflex tread for superior traction
  • a heel pull tab
  • semi-translucent foxing tape

There were also collaborations made on the Adidas 3ST.002 silhouette. Released in March 2018 is the Na-kel Smith x Fucking Awesome x Adidas 3ST.002 shoe, which features a tonal white upper in a leather material with perforation details on the toe area, a Torsion system on the midsole, and an icy blue translucent rubber sole.

In October 2018, Japanese streetwear brand BAPE and Adidas dropped a new iteration of the 3ST.002 shoe called officially as the BAPE x Adidas 3ST.002. Although the base silhouette belongs in the category of Adidas skateboarding shoes, the collaboration released as part of a Snowboarding collection along with a range of Adidas Snowboarding apparel.

3.    Adidas 3ST.002 Primeknit

The Three Stripes brand updated its Adidas 3ST.002 skateboarding shoes with the remarkable Primeknit technology on the upper, resulting to a new skate shoe model – the Adidas 3ST.002 Primeknit or otherwise known as the Adidas 3ST.002 PK. Because of the additional technological advancement on the silhouette, these men’s Adidas skateboarding shoes are priced higher than their predecessors at a $150 retail price. This Primeknit Adidas skateboarding shoes in “White” is also available in “Black,” “Blue,” and “Multicolor” colorways.

Key features of these men’s Adidas skateboarding shoes:

  • mid-top slip-on construction
  • durable Primeknit upper for a flexible and foot-hugging fit
  • lace-less design
  • translucent vulcanized outsole with Geoflex tread for superior traction
4.    Adidas 3ST.003

Adidas Skateboarding released the Adidas 3ST.003 on September 1, 2018, as the third installment in the 3ST series. Like other skate shoes in the series, the 3ST.003 comes in men’s sizing from US 4 to 14 in D Standard width. Each pair of these modern Three Stripes skate shoe retails for $90, with colorway options between “Black” and “Grey.”

Key features of these Adidas skateboarding sneakers:

  • low-top construction
  • one-piece suede upper with Adituff toe reinforcement
  • lace-up closure
  • lightweight EVA midsole and sockliner
  • combined Geoflex and herringbone outsole for superior traction and flexibility
  • gum rubber cupsole
  • textured side wall wrap
  • fold-down tongue
  • structured mesh heel with pull tab

Adidas Leonero

The Adidas Leonero is a low-top skate shoe from the Three Stripes brand. With a design inspired by indoor soccer kicks, these Adidas skateboarding shoes on sale flaunt a sleek profile in a skate-to-street aesthetic. Several colorways have been made available, with each pair retailing for a budget-friendly price of $65.

Key features of these Adidas skate kicks:

  • low-top, indoor soccer-inspired skate shoe
  • die-cut EVA sockliner for cushioned comfort
  • sturdy suede upper
  • signature Three Stripes branding on the sides
  • cupsole construction with directional herringbone pattern tread

Adidas Sellwood

The lightweight Adidas Sellwood skate shoe released in 2016 at an affordable price of $80. These low-top Adidas skateboarding sneakers are available in a myriad of colorway options and perceived by many as versatile and stylish. The signature Three Stripes branding is seen on the sides, giving the minimal silhouette a retro Adidas vibe.

Key features of these skateboarding Adidas shoes on sale:

  • low-top construction
  • canvas, suede, or ripstop upper materials depending on colorway
  • lace-up closure with flat tonal laces
  • serrated synthetic Three Stripes branding on lateral sides
  • vulcanized rubber outsole
  • removable lightly-padded EVA sockliner
  • textile lining
  • Adidas branding on the tongue

Adidas Skateboarding Shoes from Collaborations

Adidas x Lucas Puig

French professional skateboarder Lucas Puig is known for his technical skate performances. He has been a part of the Adidas Skate Team since 2010 and below are some of his signature Adidas skateboarding sneakers:

1.    Adidas Lucas Premiere

Lucas Puig’s first ever signature skate shoe with the Three Stripes, the Adidas Lucas Premiere, initially dropped in 2012. Inspired by the archive volley shoes, these Adidas skateboarding shoes provide wearers the much-needed board feel and control. They come at an affordable price of $75 with multiple selections of colorway ranging from white to grey, black, pink, yellow, blue, and more.

Key features of these Adidas skateboarding shoes:

  • combination of varying materials on the upper
  • toe area with Adituff reinforcement and perforation details
  • textile quarter panel for improved breathability and lighter weight
  • textile tongue
  • suede or nubuck lace area for durability
  • lace-up fastening system
  • grippy rubber cupsole
  • heel stabilizer
2.    Adidas Lucas Premiere Mid

For better ankle support and added protection, Adidas and Lucas Puig launched a mid-top variation of the Lucas Premiere silhouette called the Adidas Lucas Premiere Mid. It shadows the design details of its low-top counterpart but with a higher collar. Each pair of these Adidas skateboarding sneakers retail for $85.

Key features of these mid-top skate shoe from the Three Stripes:

  • combination of leather and knit textile materials on the upper
  • lace-up fastening system with flat laces
  • textile tongue for breathability
  • toe area with Adituff reinforcement and perforation details
  • heel stabilizer
  • grippy rubber cupsole
3.    Adidas Lucas Premiere Primeknit

In February 2017, Adidas revamped Lucas Puig’s first signature shoe with a Primeknit treatment and elastic collar. Dubbed officially as the Adidas Lucas Premiere Primeknit, the low-top skateboarding Adidas shoes were the first of its kind to utilize such upper technology. Each pair retails for $130.

Key features of these men’s Adidas skateboarding sneakers:

  • low-top profile
  • Primeknit upper with elastic collar
  • heel stabilizer
  • abrasion-resistant Adituff toe reinforcement
  • grippy rubber cupsole
  • lace closure
4.    Adidas Lucas Premiere x Helas

The Adidas Lucas Premiere x Helas is a product of a collaboration between the German sneaker brand Adidas and French skate brand Hélas with pro skater Lucas Puig and his crew. These low-top skateboarding Adidas shoes first dropped in February 2018 and featured a design heavily influenced by the ‘90s anime. Although a collab skate shoe made available in limited quantities, a pair is still budget-friendly with $80 price tag.

Key features of these Adidas x Helas skateboarding sneakers:

  • low-top construction
  • sturdy leather upper with synthetic Three Stripes branding
  • lace-up fastening system for a snug fit
  • flexible vulcanized outsole for superb board feel
  • reinforced toe box
  • debossed leather heel cap
5.    Adidas Lucas Premiere ADV

Another excellent performance skate shoe from the Adidas x Lucas Puig collaboration is the Adidas Lucas Premiere ADV, which is the third signature model of Lucas Puig. As one of the updated renditions of the French pro skater’s signature shoe with the Three Stripes, the Lucas Premiere ADV boasts a no-fail style combined with superb performance for skateboarding. These Adidas skateboarding shoes are lightweight, durable, and comfortable on or off the board.

Like the Lucas Premiere model, these shoes come at $75 a pair. Colorways released include but not limited to “Black,” “Black and White,” “Navy,” “White,” “Tactile Yellow,” and “Vapour Pink.”

Key features of these performance skateboarding shoes from the Three Stripes:

  • low-cut, low-profile construction
  • heavy-duty suede upper
  • synthetic Three Stripes reinforcement on the lateral side
  • Adituff reinforced toe area
  • woven tongue and quarter panel for lighter weight and enhanced ventilation
  • herringbone-patterned rubber outsole for grip, traction, and superior board feel
  • adjustable lace-up closure for a customized fit
6.    Adidas Lucas Premiere ADV Primeknit

The Primeknit rendition of the Adidas Lucas Premiere ADV silhouette offers a lighter and more breathable fit and feel than its predecessors. These skateboarding Adidas shoes, which launched at an expensive-than-usual price point of $130,  made sure that they are one for the books whether you use them for skating or just casually for lifestyle use. Several colorways released since the silhouette's debut, including "Trace Scarlett," "College Navy," "Khaki," "Triple White," and "Black."

The Adidas Lucas Premiere ADV Primeknit is also referred to as Adidas Lucas Premiere ADV PK by other retailers. The PK stands for Primeknit.

Key features of these Adidas low-top skateboarding sneakers:

  • full Primeknit upper with synthetic Three Stripes reinforcement on lateral sides
  • Adituff toe reinforcement for increased durability
  • leather heel cage for stability
  • adjustable lace-up closure
  • herringbone-patterned cupsole construction for superb grip and traction
  • built-in sockliner

Adidas x Palace Pro

Palace Skateboards is a UK-based streetwear brand founded by Lev Tanju in 2009. Its collaboration with Adidas started in May 2015 with a collection involving two skate shoe silhouettes – the Adidas Palace Pro and its Primeknit counterpart, the Adidas Palace Pro Primeknit which are both discussed below. Other skate shoes from the collaboration are the Adidas Palace Pro Boost and the Adidas Palace Pro 2.

1.    Adidas Palace Pro

The Adidas Palace Pro first dropped on May 16, 2015, in two colorways such as "Gray/ White" and "Black/ White." These Adidas skateboarding sneakers are based on the classic Gazelle tooling but reinvented to suit the modern skate market. Each pair retails for $120. 

Key features of these men’s Adidas skateboarding shoes:

  • low-top construction with adjustable lace-up closure
  • durable upper made of varying materials depending on colorway
  • minimally padded tongue and collar
  • nylon heel pull tab
  • TPU plastic heel cage
  • Gazelle-inspired midsole
  • Trefoil-patterned rubber cupsole
  • removable insoles
2.    Adidas Palace Pro Primeknit

The Adidas Palace Pro Primeknit borrowed design elements and tooling from the Adidas Palace Pro shoe model except for one feature – the upper. In this rendition, the skate shoe is made even lighter and breathable with a full Primeknit technology. These Adidas skateboarding sneakers are priced a bit higher at $130 a pair.  

Key features of these low-top Primeknit skate shoes:

  • low-top construction
  • full Primeknit upper
  • TPU heel cage
  • adjustable lace-up closure with an extra set of flat laces
  • a heel pull tab
  • Trefoil-patterned cupsole

Adidas x Mark Suciu

Mark Suciu is an American professional skateboarder from Saratoga, New York. His rise to fame, particularly within the skate community, commenced in 2010 when he took part in Habitat’s Origin film. In 2012, he bagged The Skateboard Mag’s Year’s Best AM title.

1.    Adidas Suciu ADV

The Adidas Suciu ADV is professional skateboarder Mark Suciu’s first signature shoe with the Three Stripes brand. The athlete was involved in the design process of the shoe, with inspirations taken from history, science, and architecture. This shoe from the Adidas skateboarding sneakers collection retails for $80 a pair.

Key features of these Adidas skateboarding shoes:

  • low-top construction
  • durable suede material
  • lightweight rubber cupsole with precision control
  • Adiprene cushioning
  • internal mesh bootie
  • gusset tongue
2.    Adidas Suciu ADV II

Mark Suciu’s second pro model, the Adidas Suciu ADV II, is an improved version of the original model. These performance Adidas skateboarding shoes were revamped with a slimmer profile, new toe cap, enhanced cushioning and breathability, and updated collar resulting to a much-better board feel and overall fit. Despite the updates, the price of the shoe remains $80 a pair.

Key features of these Adidas skateboarding sneakers:

  • low-top construction
  • suede and woven upper material
  • Adiprene cushioning in the forefoot
  • Adituff toe for abrasions
  • mesh linings
  • durable rubber outsole

Adidas x Silas Baxter-Neal

One of the many members of the Adidas Skate Team is professional skateboarder Silas Baxter-Neal from Oregon. During the early years of his career, he appeared in Thrasher’s Rocket Science (2014) and eventually won Thrasher’s “Skater of the Year” award (2009).

Adidas Silas Vulc ADV

Silas Baxter-Neal’s first signature skate shoe with Adidas, the Adidas Silas Vulc ADV, made its debut in 2015. Its design, inspired by classic Adidas kicks, primarily focused on giving riders balance and superior support when on the board. In 2017, this Three Stripes skate shoe received a fresh new look with an improved overall performance. Each pair retails for $70.

Key features of these affordable Adidas skateboarding sneakers:

  • low-top construction with an adjustable lace-up closure
  • durable suede upper with synthetic Three Stripes reinforcement on lateral sides
  • gusseted tongue
  • grippy vulcanized rubber outsole with excellent board feel

Frequently Asked Questions

1.      How well do Adidas skateboarding shoes fit?

Generally, Adidas skateboarding sneakers fit well but can still vary from one model to another. Some models run true to size, while others are smaller or bigger than usual. To address this, you can use as a guide the sizing and fit reviews of the particular skate shoe model you are planning to get.

1.       What are sneaker technologies often utilized in Adidas skate shoes?

Performance skate shoes from Adidas often have these Adidas sneaker technologies:

  1. Adidas Geofit is a foam technology for snug fit and enhanced comfort, security, and stability. Skate shoes with this technology have a greater response and board control. Examples of Adidas skateboarding shoes with this technology include Adidas Busenitz Vulc ADVAdidas Busenitz Pro, Adidas Campus ADV, and Adidas Suciu ADV.
  2. Adidas Adiprene is a lightweight cushioning technology used for impact protection and support. Examples of Adidas skate shoes with this technology include Adidas Suciu ADV, Adidas Suciu ADV II, Adidas Superstar Vulc ADV, and Adidas Half Shell Vulc
  3. Adidas Adituff technology uses an internal material to improve a shoe’s durability and withstand extreme abrasions during skateboarding. Adidas skateboarding shoes such as the Adidas Busenitz Vulc, Adidas Adiease Premiere, and Adidas Lucas Premier.

2.       Where can I buy skateboarding sneakers from Adidas?

We offer a wide selection of Adidas skateboarding kicks here. Just type your desired skate shoe model in the search bar, and you will be redirected to the product page. Likewise, you can go to our “Sneakers” main page here and check “Adidas” “Brand” filter and “Skate” “Inspired from” filter on the left side part of the page.   

3.       What is Adidas Skateboarding?

Adidas Skateboarding is a line under Adidas Originals that focuses on skateboard footwear and apparel “designed by profession skateboarders for skateboarders.”  

4.       What are the things to consider first before buying a pair of Adidas skate shoes?

There's no wrong or right when choosing the right skate shoe. But before you decide on getting yourself a new pair, here are a few of the things that you should take into consideration:

  • Durable upper material that can withstand extreme abrasions from the sport
  • Stitched or double stitched materials for long-lasting wear
  • Grippy rubber outsole with superior traction on surfaces
  • Lighter weight and flexible
  • Ample foot protection and support through paddings and sneaker technologies
  • Metal eyelets that prolong the shoe’s toughness

5.       What is the difference between a cup sole and a vulcanized outsole?

Skate shoes, even those produced by other sneaker brands like NikeVansDCNew BalanceSupra, and Etnies, use either cup soles or vulcanized soles.

Skate shoes with a cup sole construction offer more support and protection on foot, but are slightly bulkier and provide less board feel. On the other hand, those with a vulcanized sole construction are thinner and more flexible hence offer greater board feel. They are easier to break-in and still provide foot support but not as much as the cup sole. 

6.       How durable are Adidas skateboarding shoes?

Skate shoes from Adidas are generally durable because they are made with premium materials and infused with top-of-the-line sneaker technologies. However, the durability of a shoe, whether used for skating or not, varies depending on the user and the material of the shoe. Adidas skateboarding shoes used for skateboarding activities typically last for weeks to a few months, depending on the intensity of usage, while those that are used casually last for even years.

7.       Is there any difference between women’s Adidas skateboarding shoes and men’s Adidas skateboarding shoes?

There is not much difference since most Adidas skateboarding sneakers are of unisex designs and in men's sizing. For men's to women's size conversion, one must opt for a 1.5 to 2 sizes down their usual for an approximate size equivalent. For example, if you are a size 8 in women's, then you should get a size 6 in men's.

8.       Are skate shoes from Adidas good?

Yes, they are. Performance skate shoes from Adidas are designed with the help of the brand's team of professional skateboarders. They take part in the design process of each shoe, incorporate technical inputs necessary for a skate-ready performance, and participate in a series of product testing before a skate shoe's official release.

9.       Which is better for skateboarding, suede or canvas?

Most Adidas skateboarding sneakers use suede or canvas as upper material. Skate shoes made of suede are more durable and can better withstand every wear-and-tear of skateboarding. Canvas skate shoes, on the other hand, are lighter and more flexible but rips pretty quickly.

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