Who should buy the Adidas Munchen

The Munchen from Adidas is a great pick for: 

  • buyers who want all-day comfort
  • those who want a classic yet versatile sneaker
  • sneakerheads who want an affordable pair of shoes

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Who should NOT buy it

If you're a super-fan of highly-cushioned or chunky shoes, you can pass up on the Adidas Munchen. 

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A budget-friendly classic

Reviewers who love vintage-styled Adidas sneakers are drawn to the appealing look and exciting colorways of the re-released Adidas Munchen. On top of this, it only retails for $90. 

Adidas Munchen collar

For reference, it resembles the iconic Adidas Gazelle. Even better, it looks "more adorable" than it appears in pictures. 

It can blend into any ensemble

"Ageless" - This is how users find the Adidas Munchen. Whether you're from the older or younger generation, it will suit you just fine.

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With its colorways and classic silhouette, you can wear it with a comprehensive assortment of lifestyle clothes. 

The Adidas Munchen takes care of the feet

Thanks to its padded collar, synthetic leather lining, and cushy midsole, almost all agree that the Munchen delivers comfort that lasts all day. 

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Won't waste your money

Many have noted that the excellent quality of materials on the upper and the well-thought-of Trefoil grooves in the sole are what make it a value-for-money purchase. 

Adidas Munchen upper

Traction: A solid 10/10

On both wet and dry ground surfaces, the gum sole delivers a "superb" grip. So much so, there are NO reports of slips and missteps. 

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Quality control can be improved

Critics have pointed out that there are adhesive markings on the suede fabric and glue stains on the laces. 

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Nice to know about the Adidas Munchen

  • The classic low-top Adidas München made its return in 2016 as part of the Autumn-Winter collection of Adidas.
  • The bottom side of this shoe towards the rear part has Trefoil logos in herringbone (or fishbone-like) pattern which helps improve the shoe’s stability.
  • The circular pattern on the outsole located at the outer ball of the foot, known as a pivot point, allows users to twist and turn with ease, while the tread pattern around it offers grip that prevents the foot from slipping easily.
  • Some of the shoes under the Adidas City Series are the Hamburg Kopenhagen, Brussels, Berlin, Dublin, Amsterdam, Zurich, Paris, London, Athen, Bern, Riviera, Saratoga, Bali, Belfast, Koln.
  • The outsole varies depending on the colorway.  Some are even water-resistant

Facts / Specs

Style: Classic, Minimalist, Sporty
Top: Low
Inspired from: Training
Collection: Adidas Originals
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Suede, Rubber Sole, Gum Sole, Cup Sole, Nubuck
Season: Spring, Winter, Fall

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.