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The Adidas Matchcourt, aside from the insole, doesn’t provide so much cushioning. There is barely enough padding around the collar, throughout the tongue nor on the sidewalls. The Matchcourt provides barebone comfort to its wearers.

It has the traditional lace-up closure system to offer a personalized secure fit. The Adidas Matchcourt is being offered exclusively in men’s sizing. 

There is not much cushioning found in the Adidas Matchcourt, which is why many skaters did not recommend taking off from high levels wearing this pair. However, many wearers could attest to the comfort that the Adidas Matchcourt sneakers deliver while walking or skating throughout the day.  

This model features neutral tones all through the upper with a white midsole accentuated by a tan-colored outsole. Many wearers pair this sneaker with their favorite jeans, joggers, or shorts and tees and flannels and finish it off with a panel cap. The Adidas Matchcourt is surely a perfect match for skateboarding to casual activities.

The Adidas Matchcourt has a very thick rubber toecap which many skaters instantly noted upon seeing this pair. This thick white toecap provides durability and extends the lifespan of this sneaker by giving protection to the entire upper. This toecap is also a little bit sticky, thus aids the skaters in pulling off their flip tricks.

Adidas first ventured into the tennis court in the 1960s. They initially offered a leather tennis shoe, which is a first on the tennis court. They commissioned tennis superstar Robert Haillet to endorse the new leather shoe in 1964. When Haillet retired, they turned to Stan Smith to be the face of the leather court shoe in 1971.

When Stan Smith was endorsing the leather tennis kicks, other companies hurriedly followed suit. Materials, shoe construction, and design underwent various changes and innovations from the 70s until today.

Meanwhile, Adidas Originals formed the Skateboarding Project in 1989. They focused on designing shoes and clothing that cater to skateboarders located worldwide. The SB Project supported professional, non-professional, and elite skaters all around the globe.

Usually, Adidas uses its classic models and re-engineers them to form a skateboarding-specific shoe. Just like what they did to the Adidas Stan Smith and the Superstar Shell, they did relevant updates on them like appropriate outsoles, shock-absorbing liners, and modern colors, to suit SB activities.

Nowadays, Adidas has invested so much time in developing world-class Skateboard sportswear. They have teamed up with top-notch skateboarders and spearheaded by art director Matt Irving. They wanted to keep up with the massive demand around the globe for the Adidas SB products. The first shoes that stood out in the SB world are the ones designed by Skateboarders Mark Gonzalez, Dennis Busenitz, Lucas Puig, and more recently Mark Suciu.

The Adidas Matchcourt was released in 2016 to pay homage to the classic court sneaker of Adidas. It carries a timeless profile and a clean look with skateboarding capability.

  • The Adidas Matchcourt has a suede or canvas upper with the iconic synthetic Adidas 3-Stripes.
  • This sneaker has a durable textile lining that provides additional comfort and protection on the wearers.
  • The collar is lightly cushioned which allows the wearer to maximize the range of motion. 
  • It has a vulcanized outsole that many wearers described as grippy and responsible for a precise board feel.
  • The eyestays are partially reinforced to prevent any excessive wear over the top of the foot that needs most of the protection.


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