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The Adidas Nizza Hi Classic 78 is available exclusively in men’s sizes from 6 to 13 US in medium width. Few wearers find this model a tad big; thus they suggest buying a half size up for a more relaxed fit. This high-top shoe features lace-up closure for a personalized, snug fit.

The high-top Adidas Nizza Hi Classic 78 showcases a retro design which is similar to the well-celebrated All-Star kick from Converse. It features high-quality materials on the upper and a clean, white midsole. Adidas placed minimal branding on the heel and tongue to maintain the simplicity. Many wearers were seen sporting their Nizza Hi Classic 78 which skinnies, shorts or jeans with a tee and jacket to complete the look.

For many buyers, the Adidas Nizza Hi Classic 78 displays a 70’s retro profile which makes some retro heads rejoice. Adidas stayed authentic to the classic vibe by using canvass or suede upper with stitch details.

For Adidas, it is essential for them to look back to be able to move forward. Adidas formed the Adidas Originals as their heritage line in 1991. This sub-brand was launched with a slogan “Once Innovative, Now Classic, Always Authentic” and focused on showcasing the 30 years of sports heritage in a modernized way. From high-performance footwear, the Originals turned some classic kicks into stylish lifestyle sneakers.

In the 70s, Adidas launched the Nizza model as a basketball shoe. It was included in the “100 Best Adidas Sneakers of All Time” list. Adidas released versions with exactly same materials and constructions and differs only in the ankle height - the high and low top variations.

The Nizza Hi was tagged as the All-Star of Adidas and considered the first shoe to make an off-court crossover in the Three Stripes line-up. Adidas introduced the Nizza Hi Classic 78 bearing the retro high-top design from the 70s. It exhibits the serrated iconic 3-Stripe, with rubber toecap and the stitches all-over the upper that enhance the throwback vibe of this shoe.

  • The Adidas Nizza Hi Classic 78 features a breathable textile upper, rubber toe guard and bumper.
  • The iconic 3-Stripe is stitched on the vamp to enhance the reinforcement.
  • The rubber outsole is vulcanized for a lighter and flexible sneaker and to provide a more durable traction.
  • It displays pull loop on the heel for easiness in putting on this pair.

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How Adidas Nizza Hi Classic 78 ranks compared to all other shoes
Bottom 33% sneakers
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Bottom 27% Adidas sneakers
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Bottom 39% high sneakers
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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.