Our verdict


Adidas Originals spontaneously resurrects silhouettes from its glorified 90s running archives evident with the Adidas LXCON. It was pulled out from the rib of the Lexicon from the mid-90s and was approved by said film director Jonah Hill. Packed with a lot of heat and ingenious flair, the lifestyle sneaker oozes not only contemporary style but also exceptional comfort. Color-blocking is also on point on its upper giving the sneaker a head-turning pop.


  • Perfect color combination
  • Comfortable step-in feel
  • Stylish design
  • High-quality product
  • Retro elements
  • Piping detail
  • Gathers compliments


  • Difficult to put on
  • Tight heel

Who should buy the Adidas LXCON

This Adidas sneaker is a good match for you if:

  • You want a shoe with a patched-up rubber outsole for outstanding grip and traction
  • You are after a sneaker with EVA and Adiprene material on midsole for extreme cushioning

Adidas LXCON Logo

Style of the  Adidas LXCON

The plethora of dad sneakers during the release of the Adidas LXCON made it easier for the sneaker to blend in with the audience's taste for fashion. Running-inspired kicks like these ought to coincide well with action-driven clothes like joggers and track pants. But as more and more people sport such clunky footwear, the use of denim jeans and skinny pants became more relevant.

Adidas LXCON Midsole

Rooting for a laid-back clothing ensemble is the more stable option for these kinds of sneakers but for those who would shout vogue can look into Jonah Hill’s outlook and preference.

Adidas LXCON Laces

The very first iteration that Hill teased was the Adidas LXCON in a Cloud White colorway. To break the dominant white upper, Active Blue pigments were used in the iconic Three Stripes. Core black details were then utilized in the laces, toe bumper, heel counter, and overlays at the toe box.

Adidas LXCON Toebox

Notable Features

As much as possible, all of the stand-out features from the original Lexicon were carried on by this shoe. First off is the translucent piping which loops in Fibonacci kind of way on the lateral and medial sides. The tube is connected in the heel portion where it serves as a pull tab.

Adidas LXCON Outsole

Stitches were also exaggerated to break the sneaker’s minimalist imagery. The semi-circles at the heel portion extend from the ground all the way up to the bottom part of the upper. Lastly, the Three Stripes at the mid-shank not only acts as an addendum to its aesthetic but also holds the piping to anchor the laces.

Adidas LXCON Heel

History of the Adidas LXCON

Fast forward to 2018, the long-lost fascination for the Lexicon was re-instilled through the lifestyle scene courtesy of actor-director Jonah Hill. He first teased the sneaker in October of the same year posing in a white and blue colorway with the caption “Something fun coming from me and Adidas?”

Adidas LXCON Side toebox

The Adidas LXCON takes over the appeal of its predecessor and gives it a whirlwind of a spin toward the dad sneaker trend. The fresher chunky outsole of the sneaker gives it a more appropriate shape while the avant-garde piping on its upper delivered a dashing style. Though Adidas fans were kind of used to the Boost sole, this running-inspired sneaker makes use of an Adiprene heel cushion combined with an EVA midsole.

Adidas LXCON midsole two

Several accents were also emphasized including the overlays on the toe box which resemble a complementing hue same that of the heel counter. Laces were brilliantly assembled thanks to the spiraling translucent pipe which also wraps around the back of the shoe to serve as a pull loop. To give off that Off-White flair, markings were featured at the tongue beneath the laces.

On its debut, two colorways were introduced namely the Cloud White/Active Blue and the Clear Brown/Active Purple. The sneaker’s sleek profile was contrasted by the exaggeratedly stitched Three Stripes on both sides. The purple version showcases neon Shock Red laces while the blue one goes bold in black.

Adidas LXCON Collar

Hill, who is a huge Samba fan was rumored to have co-designed the sneaker but was only drafted to promote the sneaker much like that commotion with Kylie Jenner and the Adidas Falcon