Verdict from +100 user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • The Adidas Americana Low has gathered five-ratings and high recommendations from nearly all reviewers.
  • Getting a pair is budget-friendly.
  • Its vintage ’70s hoops style looks simple yet elegant and timeless, according to several users.
  • Most of the testers remark that it feels so comfortable on feet.
  • Based on general reviews, the Adidas Americana Low runs true to size and fits nicely.
  • A few users mention that this classic trainer has a refined finish.
  • A lifelong Adidas fan is amazed that the Americana Low’s superb quality has remained the same since the ’70s.

1 reasons not to buy

  • The Americana Low has only a few colorways available.

Bottom line

Fusing old-school style with modern materials, Adidas revamps and resurrects one of their game-changing ’70s silhouettes—the Americana Low. Labeled under Adidas Originals, the classic b-ball sneaker features a micro-perforated textile upper, coupled with suede and leather overlays. It sports the iconic ABA-themed Three Stripes.

The slim, supple upper settles atop a solid and supportive rubber sole construction. Equipped with a court-specific herringbone tread, it delivers superb traction as well. Now a casual streetwear, the Americana Low still remains true to its athletic roots and pride. This b-ball classic sits at only $80.

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Good to know

The Adidas Americana Low has a low profile, which enables the ankles to retain a full range of motion. It also uses a traditional lace-up closure, which features seven reinforced eyelets. With that, wearers can securely lock down their feet with custom fitting (as loose or as snug as they prefer). Moreover, these Adidas shoes are available in men’s sizes, which range from 4 to 14.  

As with nearly all Adidas classics, the Americana Low possesses a style that doesn’t wither with age. Instead, its silhouette ages like fine wine and accumulates grace and elegance with the passing decades. Hailing from the ’70s basketball era, this classic sneaker has that clean, sporty look, which smoothly blends well with casual, preppy clothing as well as activewear.

For that chill, laid-back look, pair this sneaker up with denims, khakis, chinos, or shorts, then top it with a tee or a jacket. Going athletic? Feel free to put on your joggers, sweatpants, and tank tops along with this hardwood classic. The Adidas Americana does come in a pair of elegant colorways: cloud white/collegiate royal/scarlet and cloud white/chalk white/cloud white.

The Americana Low has that low-key, low-profile only unique to Adidas silhouettes. What makes this pair stick out amongst the pack (whose uppers are all-suede or all-leather) is that it has a strong mesh or textile upper riddled with micro-perforations and trimmed with suede and leather overlays.

During the ’70s and ’80s, mesh and textile materials entered the footwear industry and brought forth a new breed of sneakers. Those two materials made for lightweight and breathable sneakers. Such qualities essential in the court, especially in basketball, saw many changes in the late ’70s, like the introduction of the three-point line.

Introduced in 1970 or 1971, the Adidas Americana was destined to change the game. Available in both low and high-top variants, the Americana was among the earliest sneaker models to have the fresh mesh/textile addition. It was featured in the red/white/blue colorway, gracing the courts of ABA (American Basketball Association) and becoming its unofficial sneaker. The innovative and influential Americana has made its return after more than three decades. Now a casual streetwear, it has remained as fresh as the first day it appeared.

  • The Americana Low also has a contemporary interpretation, set in a black colorway with a reflective snakeskin effect. 
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.

daniel@runrepeat.com