Profile of the Adidas Pro Adversary

The Pro Adversary is another budget-friendly basketball shoe from the Three Stripes. The shoe model boasts the enhanced Cloudfoam cushioning and Achilles soft pillow for support and nice fit. The breathable textile upper delivers a flexible and breathable wear. For performance, the herringbone rubber outsole won’t let hoopers down as they move up and down the court.

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Cushion. These Adidas basketball shoes feature the Cloudfoam cushion. It delivers a great deal of comfort for an all-day and all-game use. The cushion also keeps the foot free from heel pain and the legs from stress.

The soft heel pillow with the branding provides a comfortable Achilles support and ankle hug.

Traction. The Adidas Pro Adversary comes with multidirectional herringbone traction. It is a tried-and-true pattern that Adidas uses on the majority of their basketball shoes. It promises a pronounced grip and control on all types of floors. Depending on the colorway, the Pro Adversary comes with either solid or gum rubber outsole. The lateral side boasts a wide outrigger for stability. It also keeps the foot from ankle roll injuries.


Length and Width. The Adidas Pro Adversary is reported to be a unisex basketball shoe. Adidas suggests women to go down one to one and a half sizes.

There are not a lot of reports in regards to the fit. Therefore, new buyers are advised to try the shoe in-store before buying online.

Lockdown. To keep the shoe in place, the Adidas Pro Adversary uses the traditional lacing system with a whole tongue. To prevent the tongue from moving side to side, it has a midfoot loop.


The Adidas Pro Adversary comes with a flexible textile upper. To keep the foot dry, the forefoot has perforations for ventilation. The heel is soft and adequately cushioned for maximum comfort.


The Adidas Pro Adversary is a mid-top basketball shoe designed with the simple 90s vibe. These Adidas sneakers are definitely a hit for casual wear. The subtle color combination of the Pro Adversary is best paired with tapered pants, and plain shirts or hoodie.

Special Colorways of the Adidas Pro Adversary

The Adidas Pro Adversary sees three basic colorways:

  • Black/White/Shock Red
  • Cloud White/Core Black/Grey
  • Grey/Cloud White/Shock Cyan

Facts / Specs

Top: Mid
Lockdown: Lace-Up
Features: Ankle support
Colorways: Black / White
Special editions: 1 special edition
SKUs: BB7806 / BB9189 / BB9190 / BB9191 / BB9192

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Dimitrije Curcic
Dimitrije Curcic

Dimitrije Curcic has been playing basketball for over 22 years. Like Manu Ginobili, he’s a left-hander whose moves led him to a better career-shooting percentage than the Argentine himself. After playing professionally for 10 years, Dimitrije moved to coaching for two seasons before he became a basketball statistician for StatScore, and FanSided contributor for the San Antonio Spurs. Dimitrije loves to tell hoop stories through numbers and graphics and has been featured on Fansided, FiveThirtyEight, Eurohoops, and TalkBasket among the others.