Who should buy the Adidas America Low

The Adidas Americana Low features a micro-perforated textile upper, coupled with suede and leather overlays. Moreover, 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. It is a solid option if:

  • You love shoes with a 70s vintage-inspired look to satisfy your nostalgia.
  • You prefer footwear with an obsolete-proof design. 
  • A chic yet athletic pair of kicks is what you are looking for. 

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Fit and sizing

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.  

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Style of the Adidas Americana Low

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.

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For that chill, laid-back look, pair this sneaker up with denim, 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.

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Notable features

The Americana Low has that low-key, low-profile only unique to Adidas silhouettes.

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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.

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History of the Adidas Americana Low

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.

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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.

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It was featured in the red/white/blue colorway, gracing the courts of ABA (American Basketball Association) and becoming its unofficial sneaker.

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The innovative and influential Americana has made its return after more than three decades. Now a casual street kick, it has remained as fresh as the first day it appeared.

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Additional info

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

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Facts / Specs

Style: Classic, Sporty, Minimalist
Top: Low
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Adidas Originals
Closure: Laces
Material: Mesh, Rubber Sole, Cup Sole / Fabric
Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

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Sheena is a wordsmith turned sneaker addict. Her sneaker fixation intensified as her passion for writing grew. A hands-on mom of two sweet yet spunky kids (plus three dogs and two cats), she finds solitude in leafing through shoe catalogs to find the next "it" sneaker. Scrutinizing hugely popular and underrated kicks is her favorite pastime.