Updates to Adidas 90s Valasion

The Adidas 90s Valasion is designed for those who like road running shoes. This offering banks on the nostalgia of people when it comes to shoe designs of the ‘90s, with a somewhat bulky look governing the facade. Leather overlays generously grace the upper while a midsole that doesn’t skimp of thickness evokes comfort for extended use.

Size and fit

The standard sizing schemes were used when the Adidas 90s Valasion was made. Runners are welcome to get this shoe using their usual choices of size. Still, it is highly recommended to test the shoe first before making a purchase decision to fully enjoy an in-shoe feel that is agreeable and precise.

Feeling a snug yet accommodating sideways hug is influenced by the shape of the platform and the configuration of the upper unit. Since this shoe features an overlay-laden silhouette, one can expect a snugger-than-most feel that is truly reminiscent of the shoes in the ‘90s.


The outsole unit of the Adidas 90s Valasion uses rubber. This compound covers the forefoot and heel portions, shielding the impact points from wear-and-tear. Its grippy nature delivers surface control and confidence of movement.

Shallow flex grooves permit the platform to bend in tandem with the foot as it moves through the gait cycle.


Cloudfoam is responsible for mitigating the impact strikes during the landing phase of the gait cycle. This full-length piece is also tasked with energizing the toe-offs with its lightweight and springy construction.

OrthoLite® is a brand of sockliner that offers an extra oomph to the perception of softness. The thin nature of this add-on doesn’t add bulk or stiffness. It even has antimicrobial and anti-moisture capacities to maintain a clean and healthy in-shoe environment.


The upper unit of the Adidas 90s Valasion is made of mesh. This material provides a secure and form-welcoming wrap.

The overlay system is made of leather. These elements are tasked with bolstering the structural integrity of the rest of the upper. They also help the traditional lacing system when it comes to securing the foot in place.

The padded tongue and collar provide a bit of cushioning to the topmost portions of the foot. These parts of the upper unit are also responsible for preventing in-shoe wobbling and accidental shoe removals.


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