Verdict from +100 user reviews

8 reasons to buy

  • Most of the reviewers are attracted to the Adidas Grand Court’s simplicity.
  • Some users mention that their heel doesn’t slip when walking.
  • Some buyers who like having the side stripes over the perforations went for the Grand Court than the Stan Smith.
  • The clean leather front of this shoe appeals to those who don’t like the shell toe feature of the Adidas Superstar.
  • It doesn’t bear Stan Smith’s mug on the tongue, which makes it quite generic looking but very style-versatile, several users have told.
  • This shoe is ideal for long walks, others have noted.
  • It’s easy to slip on and off the shoe with its adjustable lace feature, according to some comments.
  • Reviewers approvingly recommend this Adidas lifestyle sneaker to those in need of a stylish vintage leather kick.

2 reasons not to buy

  • This sneaker is quite narrow, according to a couple of wearers.
  • Some users feel that this shoe does not have enough support.

Bottom line

The Three Stripes tweaked its tennis classics with a fresher and cleaner look as seen in the low-top Adidas Grand Court. Like the other tennis-inspired Adidas sneakers, this shoe flaunts the bare essentials, starting off with a smooth and durable leather cover and adequately cushioned body, making long walks bearable.

Its timeless style almost mimics the Stan Smith but with the added 3 Stripes on the sides. It also looks like the Superstar minus the shell toe. 

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Good to know

The Adidas Grand Court shoes belly in comfort since the sockliners are built with the soft and cushioned Cloudfoam Comfort feature. Its smooth fabric lining does wonders too as it offers adequate breathability. These lace-up kicks can be adjusted according to your preferred fit. 

If you want a couple of Adidas lifestyle kicks you can slip with a wide range of styles from the boardroom to off-work sprees, the vintage charm of the Adidas Grand Court shoes might suit your fancy. The reborn ‘70s men’s Adidas Grand Court style which is obtainable in shades of grey, cloud white, core black is something you can swing with slacks or jeans, joggers or cargos. There are more Three-Stripe color options for women which include copper, black, blue, fruit punch, pink, platinum, and yellow. Such colors give women the flexibility to toss this kick with capris, square pants, slacks, and dresses.       

What makes the Grand Court stand out is its style versatile vintage makeup and comfort-laden interior. This streamlined shoe brings back the timeless look of old-school tennis shoes with modernized features using softer leather and breathable textile lining. Its simple façade, a cross between the Stan Smith and Superstar, is designed with a hallmark Three-Stripes branding on the sides done in different colors. The Adidas Grand Court keeps the feet protected with its cushioned collar, tongue, and Cloudfoam Comfort footbed.    

Adidas Essentials Grand Court is a modern representation of the classic and glorified tennis sneakers by the Three Stripes from the late 1960s to 1970s in a modest, all-leather lace-up makeup. This updated style is an ode to the earliest set of signature tennis sneakers by the Three Stripes which were crafted in leather, namely the classic Robert Haillet, Newcombe, Rod Laver, and Stan Smith. These four vintage sneakers turned out to be the game changers in the tennis world.

From the court, these tennis kicks leaped into the streets and turned out to be among the Three Stripes’ casual sneaker staples. Over the years, Adidas has been spewing tons of variations using a broad spectrum of colors while giving birth to new styles.

The Adidas Grand Court is one of the latest remakes of the classic Adidas tennis shoes that come clean with a vintage-inspired silhouette flashing the Three-Stripes branding on the side panels. Like most kicks in the Adidas NEO line, the Grand Court is valued affordably.

  • The Grand Court is covered in leather layered with synthetic detailing.
  • Its honeycomb-shaped treaded outsole grants traction.
  • Has a padded collar and tongue for ankle support.
  • Depending on its colorway, the upper is either leather, fabric, or suede.

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.