Size and fit

Although exclusively released in men’s sizing, the tonal color variations and uncomplicated design make the Adidas Phosphere match women’s countless fashion styles. It is best to check the brand’s size guide for a more accurate match.

Flat laces reinforced by a suede overlay aid in allowing one’s snug preference. A textile heel pull tab feature helps for a quick slipping on.

Adidas Phosphere Style

Choosing what to wear with this low-top silhouette can be easy. Add to the fact that this shoe is in the lineup of Adidas inexpensive roster, copping more than a pair is doable.

Athleisure is an ongoing trend among men and women. Putting on a grey or black tapered cuff-pants with a plain white tee and any colorway of the Phosphere sports shoes screams casual athletic style. Whether one sweats in them or not, the point is to look stylish, whatever the activity.

Notable Features

Although not visible, this running-inspired sneaker features Adidas Cloudfoam midsole. This revolutionary foam cushioning absorbs impact forces that enable it to protect the heels and joins. For that extra hit of comfort, this low-top kick has Ortholite® sockliner that manages moisture and microbes, keeping the feet odor and bacteria-free.

Adidas Phosphere History

Adidas has been around since 1924. Brothers Rudolf and Adolf Dassler found the Dassler Brothers Shoe Factory in Herzogenaurach, Germany. Both started their business in the laundry room of their mother’s house. 

Adolf, who was commonly called Adi, crafted running footwear that catered to various sports. Instead of using heavy metal spikes, he created them out of rubber and canvas, which made the shoe lighter. He was so eager to hear the athlete’s inputs that he traveled the world and talked to them to listen to their needs and feedbacks.

It was in 1936 that Adi got his break when he convinced American track and field athlete Jesse Owens to wear the running shoes he made for the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. Owens went on to win four gold medals. That famous victory started the success of the brothers’ business.

                 The birth of Adidas

The war took its toll on the brothers because, after World War II, Rudolf and Adi had a falling out. Rudolf left and created his own shoe manufacturing company across town and initially called it Ruda -- which later became Puma. 

Adi continued the business and aptly renamed it to Adidas -- a combination of his first name and last name. Fifty thousand employees and billions in revenues after Adidas continue to dominate the footwear market.

Continuing to push boundaries, the three stripes manufacturer created a lightweight foam that can be incorporated in the footwear to provide much-needed comfort. 

The Cloudfoam technology was introduced in 2016 through YouTube stars Amanda Steele and Marcus Butler. Reaching out to a younger market through this digital mode allowed Adidas to advertise this invention rapidly.

Nice to know

  • Also available in Pokemon Phosphere Shoes in collaboration with Pokemon
  • Colorways available in (1) cloud white; (2) black and white; (3) grey/blue/red/white; (4) red and white; and (5) navy blue and white


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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.