Verdict from 6 user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • The suede upper of the Adidas Craig Green Kontuur II provides enough support to the shoe.
  • Many users love the simple design of this Adidas sneaker.
  • A few mention that the shoe molds to the shape of the feet.
  • The Craig Green x Adidas Kontuur II has a unique form that attracts a lot of buyers.
  • Despite having a plain style, the shoe stands out, according to some wearers.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A user finds that the Craig Green x Adidas Kontuur II looks better in picture than in actual.
  • A couple of buyers mention that having additional cushioning can make the shoe more comfortable.

Bottom line

Adidas collaborates with Craig Green for another bold-looking sneaker. Despite sporting a simple look, the Craig Green x Adidas Kontuur II does not fail to make a fashion statement. Its quilted top over the Ozweego outsole results in a futuristic and rich in texture sneaker that will surely attract the eyes of many people.

Good to know

The Adidas Craig Green Kontuur II is another low top Adidas sneaker, which is available in men’s sizes only. Because of its low profile, the shoe allows the ankles to move freely. However, it lacks the support the high top sneakers offer. The sneaker features the traditional lace-up closure over a suede upper. Due to these attributes, the shoe has a snug fit, thus holding the feet in place better.

Putting a sculpted Ozweego outsole and a quilted designed upper gives the Craig Green x Adidas Kontuur II a dramatic finish. Although it is released in basic black and grey colorways, the plain-looking sneaker still makes people in awe with its distinctive details. The Adidas CG Kontuur II is a lifestyle sneaker that is best paired with jeans.

The Kontuur I and the Kontuur II are similar in such a way that the two took inspiration from the Adidas Originals’ popular sneakers, Adidas Kamanda and Adidas Ozweego, respectively. The idea was to reference the upper of the sneaker to its outsole. The deep quilted stitch lines of the Adidas Craig Green Kontuur II echoes the design of the Ozweego chunky outsole.

In 2001, the Adidas Originals, which is a collection of lifestyle sneakers deeply inspired by the rich heritage of the brand, was founded. In order to identify sneakers that belong to this line, the famous Trefoil logo is used as its primary logo. Some of the most popular sneakers from the heritage collection are the Kamanda and Ozweego, which were used as inspirations to release other sneakers under the same line.

The Ozweego, which was dubbed as “Weegz,” was made available to the market in the early 2000s, which made a comeback in 2010. Ever since the release of the Ozweego, many iterations have been done due to its popularity. Even the famous British designer, Craig Green, used the Ozweego as his inspiration model.

Craig Green is a fashion designer who specializes in men’s wear. He is well-known for his dramatic designs and is achieving an iconic status at a fast speed. The designer held his first solo show in the Spring/Summer 2015 season at London Fashion Week Men’s that led to an even wider recognition from influential retailers.

In 2019, Craig Green debuted the Craig Green x Adidas sneaker, which was his first Adidas Originals collection, in a runway during the London Fashion Week: Men’s. The collaboration features two silhouettes, the Kontuur I, which is based on a Kamanda sneaker, and the Kontuur II, which nods to the Ozweego shoe. Both are set to be released in two colorways, the Kontuur I in black and navy, and the Kontuur II in black and grey.

  • The branding of the Adidas Craig Green Kontuur II is found on the tongue and heel of the shoe.
  • Both colorways, grey and black, keep the black Ozweego chunky outsole. Only the color of the upper is changed.
  • It has a rubberized logo tab at the back counter.

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