Who should buy the Adidas 3MC

The Adidas 3MC is a solid option if:

  • You love wearing shoes with an uncluttered design yet eye-catching.
  • You prefer a pair of low-top sneakers that would not burden your feet with their weight.
  • Skate shoes that could deliver a good underfoot feel of the board are what you need.

Who should not buy the Adidas 3MC

Thrashers who are into high-impact skateboarding may want to look past this shoe. Some observed that the 3MC lacks cushioning for such activities. The Adidas Tyshawn Low could be the shoe you are looking for. Also, take this sneaker off your wish list if a shoe with excellent heel hold is what you prefer. You may instead try the Adidas Matchcourt High RX. Female wearers may also want to look at the Adidas Nizza Trefoil and see if it suits their foot profile.

Top-notch quality

The sterling quality of the Adidas 3MC earned the praise of most reviewers. That said, they end up recommending the shoe to peers and families.

Adidas 3MC Logo2

Neat and full of class

First off, the Adidas 3MC almost looks exceedingly minimalistic, and as such, it stands out among most skate shoes, which often look edgy and bulky. Just like its successors, such as the 3MC Vulc, the 3MC boasts of its straightforward design and function. It looks so basic that it almost looks like a classic staple shoe. That said, almost all owners like its unassuming and quiet profile, which looks clean and classy on any outfit. And as a staple-looking shoe, the 3MC fits the staple choices of clothing, of both sexes. Such as joggers, pants, chinos—and skirts, shorts, and jeans.

As for colorways, the 3MC has many to offer to fits one’s tastes: Core Black/Cloud White/Silver Metallic, Aero Blue/Cloud White/Gum Red, Collegiate Burgundy/Core Black/Gold Metallic, and more. Some colorways of this skate companion feature a suede toe box instead of just plain canvas. But for those who love to wear sneakers with an offbeat colorway, the Adidas 3MC released a model with a fully covered tie-dyed upper. The lightweight canvas facade of this sneaker that sits on top of a white vulcanized sole is printed and dressed in a purple tint and off-white color scheme. The vibrant and fun colors of this Adidas pair are geared to provide wearers with an eye-catching summer companion. This shoe also has a colorway called Tech Purple for people who may want a purple-colored shoe but with a less funky style. 

Adidas 3MC Style

Needs more insole cushioning

Some skateboarders dislike the 3MC’s relatively flat insoles as they don’t provide enough cushioning for high-impact riding.

Unbox and enjoy

Plenty of testers have remarked positively on how comfortable the shoe is. The Adidas 3MC has an EVA sock liner, which welcomes the feet with sought-after breathability and comfort. Also, according to several purchasers, the 3MCs need no breaking-in as they feel great right from the get-go.

Adidas 3MC Comfort

The supportive arch of the Adidas 3MC

A handful of users lauded these sneakers by Adidas for their moderate arch support.

Adidas 3MC Arch

Light yet long-lasting

Some wearers have observed that while this sneaker is light, its sturdiness was not compromised.

Adidas 3MC Light2

Low collar

A few wearers have complained that the collar of the Adidas 3MC is cut too low that their heels slip out when walking.

Feel and control the board

Many skaters have commended this shoe's durable, flexible, and very grippy outsole. It has also been observed that its underside also amplifies the board feel for technical tricks. Moreover, its pointed toe box delivers optimal board control, according to a few skaters.

Adidas 3MC Outsole

Not just for flips and tricks

The 3MC is a basic shoe, but versatile and elegant in its own simplicity. That said, more than a handful of owners wear this shoe not only for skateboarding but for traveling too.

Adidas 3MC Versatile

Not for women's narrow feet

Several female wearers have observed that the Adidas 3MCl fits slightly wider.

Adidas 3MC History

One of the things that the art or sport of skateboarding exemplifies is joy and simplicity in all things. And that is what Adidas looks to embody in the Adidas 3MC, labeled under Adidas Skateboarding, which is a sub-category under Adidas Originals. With the 3MCs, Adidas have kept it straight and simple, as they did in the past, and they were among the ones who did “simplicity” best.

Adidas 3MC History

Facts / Specs

Style: Sporty, Minimalist
Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Collection: Adidas Skateboarding, Adidas Originals, Adidas Adiprene
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Canvas, Suede, Rubber Sole, Vulc Sole, EVA / Fabric
Season: Spring, Summer

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