Who should buy the Adidas Continental 80 Stripes

  • Fans of retro sneakers wishing to add another model to their arsenal 
  • Users looking for a versatile pair that they could comfortably wear for hours
  • Money-savers planning to purchase another affordable pair
  • Buyers who prefer low-maintenance sneakers
  • People in search of summer-ready kicks

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Who should NOT buy it

The Adidas Continental 80 Stripes is deemed to be tight by some users. Because of this, wide-footed users are advised to try this sneaker first before buying.

Meanwhile, we suggest checking some of the sneakers listed on our wide sneakers collection. Look through the Adidas Superstar or the Reebok Club C 85 sneakers, known for their roomy toe box.

Adidas Continental 80 Stripes collar back view

Step into the streets with the classic vibed Adidas Continental 80 Stripes

Like most of its siblings in the Adidas Originals series, the Continental 80 Stripes quickly brings us back to the ‘80s. Its overall look was molded from a classic tennis silhouette and updated with modern elements.

Adidas Continental 80 Stripes rubber outsole

Refashioned side panel branding

The upper is made with soft, tumbled leather to give a premium and clean finish. Underfoot is the wedge EVA midsole that offers lightweight cushioning.

Adidas stripped off the pipping touch on the side panel of the Continental 80 and replaced it with the classic Three Stripes branding.

Adidas Continental 80 Stripes Three Stripes with Adidas logo

“It looks so clean with everything!”

With its simple and minimalist design, users love how easy it is to pair this sneaker up with numerous attires. Its soft leather upper provides a luxurious touch, while its profile delivers a sporty vibe.

Adidas Continental 80 Stripes leather upper

Wearing them all day feels so comfy

While this pair can be a little bit too snug on the toe box, you can easily adjust the laces according to your preference.

Plus, its soft, well-padded lining and collar contribute to overall coziness that will make errands more bearable. 

Adidas Continental 80 Stripes tight toe box

Its lightweight midsole, meanwhile, keeps the feet protected from shock.

Adidas Continental 80 Stripes heel area

A summer-ready sneaker

Worry not about its all-leather upper as Adidas added several perforations. These holes will allow air to pass in and out of the sneaker to keep the feet dry and fresh at whatever time of the day.

Adidas Continental 80 Stripes perforations

Facts / Specs

Base model: Adidas Continental 80
Style: Minimalist, Sporty, Retro
Top: Low
Inspired from: Tennis
Collection: Adidas Continental, Adidas Originals
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Rubber Sole, EVA, Cup Sole

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