Verdict from 11 user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • Many buyers find the Adidas Craig Green Kontuur I sleek and stylish.
  • The suede upper of the Kontuur I provides the shoe with enough support.
  • Several wearers note that the design of the shoe goes well with many outfits without standing out too much.
  • The unique silhouette of the Craig Green x Adidas Kontuur I encourages a lot of people to cop the pair.
  • A reviewer notices that this sneaker from Adidas is lightweight.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A user complains that it has no padding, and it feels incredibly flat, making it not wearable for extended periods.
  • One finds the Adidas Craig Green Kontuur I better looking on images than in real life.

Bottom line

The collaboration between the brand and Craig Green gives the shoe a dramatic style. The overall silhouette is rich with texture, from its quilted top to its Adidas Kamanda outsole. However, despite having a unique look, the Kontuur I successfully complements many outfits without standing out too much.

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Good to know

The Adidas Craig Green Kontuur I is available in men’s sizes only. It has a traditional lace-up closure, which is responsible for providing a customized fit. The suede upper of the Kontuur I also allows the shoe to hold the foot better. However, due to having a low top, it has less amount of ankle support. In exchange for the decreased support, the ankle has unlimited freedom of movement.

The Craig Green x Adidas Kontuur I is the first sneaker from the Adidas Originals collection of Craig Green. The collaboration used the Kamanda sneaker for its inspiration in the Kontuur I. It has a bold and unique design. Still, since it will be released in basic colors, like black and navy blue, the Kontuur I is easy to pair with many jeans and jogging pants.

The collection between the collaboration of the brand and Craig Green features two silhouettes. The Kontuur I got its inspiration from the Kamanda sneaker while the Kontuur II is modeled from the famous Ozweego. The idea was to reference the sole on its upper. For that reason, the toe box part on the upper of the Craig Green x Adidas Kontuur I, has perforations to make it seem like it has been punctured by the Kamanda inspired outsole. The quilted upper of the shoe is also hard to ignore since it gives texture to the upper of the footwear. The sneaker is then finished with Adidas Originals by Craig Green branding on the tongue and heel.

Adidas has been in the industry for a very long time. As a result, it has become one of the world’s leading sports brands. In 2001, the Adidas Originals was founded. The Originals is a collection of lifestyle sneakers that are inspired by the rich sporting heritage of Adidas. With the archives of the brand used as its core models, the Originals line evolved these shoes through innovation that keeps the sneakers from the old days alive today. In order to be recognized as coming out from the cache of the brand, the iconic Trefoil logo, which was first used in 1972, is used for branding.

The brand worked with Craig Green to release a new shoe from the archives. Craig Green is a London-born designer who established his label in 2012 after graduating Fashion Masters course. Green is well-known for putting function and an experimented look together.

Craig Green said, “Footwear is like a sculpture. There’s so much you can do with sneakers that you can’t do with clothing.” Due to his creative mind, the Adidas Craig Green Kontuur I was born. It has a quilted designed upper, with a perforated toe box to pair it with the Kamanda inspired outsole, making it seem like the outsole penetrated the upper.

  • The Adidas CG Kontuur I features an almond toe.
  • It has an EVA midsole and a rubber outsole.
  • The collaboration shoe debuted during the London Fashion Week: Men’s in 2019.

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