Who should buy the Adidas Pro Model

  • Budget-hunters wishing to add another cheap yet quality footwear to their collection
  • People who prefer classic footwear on their toes
  • Sneaker fans looking for models that are easy to clean
  • Buyers who enjoy kicks with a superb amount of support on the ankle

Adidas Pro Model tongue logo

Who should NOT buy it

If you've got issues with footwear with poor breathability, the Pro Model is not the one for you. Because of its high-top profile and all-leather upper, this model can be uncomfortable, especially during the summer.

Adidas Pro Model quarter side view

As a fallback, you may check another high-top Adidas model, the Matchcourt High RX, as it is made with a more breathable canvas upper. But if you prefer leather kicks, the Superstar offers better ventilation than the Pro Model.

For further help, you may check out our comprehensive collection of breathable footwear to give you more alternative options.

Adidas Pro Model heel area

Adidas Pro Model: Another superstar from the '70s

Aside from the iconic Superstar, Adidas released countless basketball shoe models during the '70s. One of them is the Pro Model and is considered the taller sibling of the Superstar.

Although regarded as one of the classics and lies in the 13th place in the all-time Best Adidas Sneakers list, this high-top basketball footwear has been underrated and has always been overlooked by collectors.

Adidas Pro Model Three Stripes

The Adidas Originals Pro Model displays all the classic details of the Superstar but with a high-cut profile that offers ample ankle support suitable for the high jumps on the hard courts. The brand offers this in a wide range of upper materials and in various colorways to suit the vast preference of its followers.

Adidas Pro Model high-top collar

Currently, the Adidas Originals line incessantly finds ways to reintroduce the Pro Model to the present-day market by recreating it with a modern spin. This iteration has been used as a canvas for many partnerships and has been revamped over the years.

Adidas Pro Model flipped herringbone pattern

Dependable all-day comfort

The Adidas Pro Model is made of suede or full-grain leather upper to give its wearers comfortable and soft feel strides while providing a plush appeal.

Adidas Pro Model collar side view

It also has a well-padded ankle and tongue to maximize the superb comfort and fit. Meanwhile, Its well-cushioned PU insole absorbs shock, while the molded EVA midsole allows the wearer to enjoy comfort with its lightweight cushioning.

Adidas Pro Model collar top view

In addition, users love how its lace-up fastening system gives them a personalized snug fit for comfortable strides.

Adidas Pro Model laces front view

The taller sibling of the iconic Adidas Superstar

The Adidas Pro Model also carries the rubber shell toe, the iconic feature of the Adidas Superstar, which seamlessly turned into one of the major influences in the sneaker culture. This element is initially placed to provide sufficient protection on the toe, thereby enhancing the stability of the users while playing basketball.

Adidas Pro Model shell toe


Facts / Specs

Style: Classic, Sporty, Minimalist
Top: High
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Adidas Originals
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Suede, Rubber Sole, EVA
Season: Spring, Fall

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