Who should wear the Adidas Matchourt RX

This sporty Adidas sneaker is a good match for you if:

  • You are after a clean and stylish lifestyle shoe
  • You want a breathable and lightweight sneaker for skating

Adidas Matchcourt RX Logo

Style of the Adidas Matchcourt RX

Look stylish while performing exhilarating board tricks with the Matchcourt RX. Its minimalist style pairs well with jeans and shorts, hoodies, and tees.

Adidas Matchcourt RX Toebox

You can also consider wearing this rendition the next time you run errands or walk around the city. Made with a breathable canvas and equipped with a cushioned molded EVA sock liner, this shoe promises to surround your feet in comfort all day. Thus making this casual/skater shoe a reliable everyday and summer footwear.

Adidas Matchcourt RX sockliner

Notable Features

Aside from the shoe’s vintage-style silhouette, the Matchcourt RX is also recognized for its grippy vulcanized gum outsole. This provides the shoe precise board feel. To complete its look, the iconic three-striping was also added on the lateral and medial sides.

Adidas Matchcourt RX Outsole

History of the Adidas Matchcourt RX

Skateboarding started in the year 1940s. Interestingly, skate shoes were only created more than a decade after this thrilling sport was invented. However, the absence of proper footwear did not stop those who are passionate about this sport from performing their heart-stopping flips.

Adidas Matchcourt RX Laces

It was only in the 1990s when global brands, Adidas included, joined the technical skate shoe world. Classic silhouettes like the Adidas Stan Smith and the Superstar were re-engineered by the Adidas SB team to meet the demands of the sport. The Nizza, a favorite of skate legend Gonz, was also updated and led to the creation of the Adidas Matchcourt.

Adidas Matchcourt RX tongue

Introduced in December 2015, a timeless high-top silhouette was created with a rubber toe cap for added protection and enhanced durability. It also offered improved comfort and grip.

Adidas Matchcourt RX Insole

The recent iteration, dubbed as the Adidas Matchcourt RX, however, removed the toe cap and replaced the upper’s forefront with suede for maximum control. Released in April 2017, this shoe, which flaunted a low-rise profile, remains popular for its high performance and fashion-forward style.

Facts / Specs

Base model: Adidas Matchcourt
Style: Sporty, Minimalist
Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Collection: Adidas Skateboarding, Adidas Originals
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Mesh, Rubber Sole, Vulc Sole, Gum Sole / Fabric

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

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