Verdict from 72 user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • Versatile: An overwhelming number of sneaker buffs adore the Adidas Delpala as it goes with various outfits. 
  • Comfy: Even while it isn't fully equipped for skate tricks, its fabric sneaker offers comfort when moving around. 
  • Breathable: It’s one of the summer sneakers that doesn’t make the foot sweaty.
  • Light: Like most minimalist kicks, this shoe doesn’t feel weighty.
  • Extremely cheap: It covers most of the basics in style and comfort at an affordable cost.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Clunky: It creates a flopping sound when walking, similar to wearing flip-flops. 
  • Dirt magnet: Aside from dirt, this shoe attracts lint easily.

Bottom line

Classic meets comfort with the skate-inspired Adidas Delpala from the Adidas Originals. If you’re eyeing a textile-covered timeless sneaker, this shoe might give you all the bells and whistles. It’s the kind of go-to footwear you can slip into under sunny weather, all for a price that won’t hurt your budget.

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Adidas Delpala: A canvas skate shoe wannabe 

Taking cues from its Adidas Skateboarding archive, the Three Stripes label comes up with the Adidas Delpala lifestyle kick keeping its silhouette low, casual, and stylish. You may sport this minimalist sneaker throughout the day for work and leisure. But it isn't structured to take on the street sport's abrasiveness like the Dennis Busenitz and Lucas Puig shoes.

Instead of a leather treatment typically found in most skate shoes, this sneaker comes in a clean and streamlined canvas finish. Like those hard-beaten skate sneakers, the Delpala is assembled with the following performance-oriented components. 

  • Moisture-wicking OrthoLite sockliner for underfoot comfort   
  • Reinforced toe bumper which helps delay any scuff signs 
  • Rubber foxing layer that puts a lot of life into the shoe 
  • A rubber sole with a grippy tread pattern

Similar silhouettes 

  • Adidas Matchcourt is one of the Three Stripes canvas skate kicks that offer a resemblance with the Delpala. Both are designed with a sticky rubber bottom, but the skate-specific Matchcourt offers extra protection by having a hard-wearing toe cap. 
  • Adidas Seeley is one of the minimalist skate sneakers by the Three Stripes, which comes in tons of colors. Like the Delpala, this shoe doesn’t have a padded collar. Some are made in canvas, while there are leather and nubuck options too.


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