Size and fit

The Continental Vulc is available in both men’s and women’s sizing. It has a low profile and does not hinder any ankle motion in each stride. Besides that, its low-cut collar provides light padding and support to the ankles. This model uses a lace-up closure to lock the feet in with a custom fitting.

Adidas Continental Vulc Style

Slimmer and subtler than the usual Continental 80s, these neat, fresh kicks seamlessly walk in with any type of casual outfit, especially a good, old pair of jeans. Be it tattered, stone-washed, slim-fit, regular, or baggy. This Continental Vulc fits them all jeans as if it were made for them. But joggers and shorts also go well with this pair. Then top it off with a plain tee, a flannel, or long-sleeved shirts.

Moreover, this sneaker comes in a wide selection of colorways, from the sharp-looking black, red, blue, and navy to the muted white and gray. It also comes in AriZona Ice Tea-themed colorways, which have become favorites. 

Notable Features

The Continental Vulc exhibits both simplicity and versatility, just like its predecessor. Its vulc design also echoes some of the timeless Converse Chuck Taylor vibes. Compared to the leather-cupsole original, this canvas-vulc version is considerably more flexible as well as lighter.

Adidas Continental Vulc History

An archival sneaker from the ’80s, the Continental 80 returned to the shelves in 2018. It started as a humble white tennis sneaker. But because of its crisp, clean style, sneaker fans flocked around it and made it into a classic.

Now labeled under Adidas Originals, the Continental 80 is in its rightful place, where the brand can explore the silhouette's potentials, such as being reinterpreted as a vulc sneaker. Pared down and made more laidback, the Continental Vulc is the freshest iteration of this seemingly flawless silhouette.  

Additional Info

  • Canvas/suede and full-leather versions are available for this model.
  • It retains the iconic perforations in the toe box area, which makes the sneaker breathable.

Facts / Specs

Style: Retro, Sporty
Top: Low
Inspired from: Tennis
Collection: Adidas Originals, Adidas Continental
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Canvas, Suede, Vulc Sole, Nubuck / Fabric
Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

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