Who should buy the Adidas Seeley

The Adidas Seeley is for you if:

  • You love wearing shoes that could stay fashionable regardless of the era.
  • A sneaker light enough to be a great everyday companion is what you are after.
  • You are looking for a skate shoe with enough grip to prevent slippage.
  • You are after a comfortable skateboarding sneaker at a reasonable price.

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Who should not buy the Adidas Seeley

Take the Adidas Seely off your shopping list if a shoe with adequate arch support is what you prefer. You might be better off with the Adidas Samba ADV. Also, sneakerheads who like to enjoy the shoe's comfort on day one may have to look elsewhere as this sneaker needs some break-in time. The Adidas Busenitz Vintage is a good option.

Comfy foot cradle

Numerous users find these low-top sneakers extremely comfortable despite their minimal cushioning.

Adidas Seeley Cushioning

It claws the surface well

A large number of skaters favor the Adidas Seeley shoes for their amazing grip and traction brought about by the vulcanized outsole.

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The cozy in-shoe feel of the Adidas Seeley

A lot of sneaker fans note that the textile lining of the Adidas Seeley provides a great in-shoe feel while some come skaters love the snug-fitting experience these casual kicks provide.

Adidas Seeley In-Shoe

Light for daily use

The upper of this shoe has a variety of light materials from suede, canvas, or synthetic nubuck. That said, those with an active lifestyle and with a need to move around often love wearing these lightweight shoes for daily use.

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Lacks arch support

Some wearers reported that this sneaker offers minimal arch support. Comments are along the lines of "definitely lacking arch support," "this shoe feels flat," and "provides only minimal arch support." 

Tough like a steel

Some noted how well-made the shoes’ abrasion-resistant upper is while the sole is very durable and tough despite everyday use. That said, most users find it a good value for money.

Adidas Seeley Durable

Versatile and timeless style

Displaying a casual and street-style vibe, the Adidas Seeley was made especially for the board. The shoe varies in upper material from suede, leather, or canvas but the unassuming style it projects remains the same. With promising durability that lasts for years, Adidas Skateboarding has certainly made a mark of distinction on this particular shoe. Moreover, the majority of reviewers love the timeless style and casual look of these low-top Adidas sneakers.

Originally released in all-black and all-white colorways, the shoe has now transitioned to a wider audience with more colorways introduced in recent years to suit the different moods and styles of its huge following.

While the men’s Adidas Seeley has sizing for its male patrons, women may also wear this low-top sneaker because of its classic looks and simplicity. That said, a good number of owners complimented the versatility of the shoes. Adidas Originals’ Seeley shoes are best paired with casual streetwear like easy or relaxed-fit shoes for that casual walk by the mall, the beach, or the nearby park. Pair these skate kicks with a t-shirt or a hoodie and a cap for that authentic thrasher look.

Adidas Seeley Style

Some break-in time needed

A small number of skaters claim the Adidas Seeley skate shoe feels tight and stiff at first use.

The Adidas History

Some 30 years ago, when a growing number of interest in skateboarding shoes had already given birth to other brands, Adidas decided to also set up its own. The setting up of Adidas Skateboarding has also been imminent as some of the brand’s most popular designs have already captured audiences from the hip-hop music-loving and casual sneaker adoring skateboarding community with the likes of the Adidas Samba and Gazelle being used in skate parks all over the United States.

When it was founded in 1998, Adidas Skateboarding then a segment of Adidas Originals produced footwear and apparel for skaters like the Adidas Seeley skateboarding shoe by distributing these products to a string of skateboarding retailers worldwide.

Among skateboarding greats that have found interest in the Adidas Originals Seeley silhouette over the years include Mark Gonzales, Dennis Busenitz, and Na-Kel Smith.

Also, some of the celebrities spotted wearing Adidas include musician B.o.B. and basketball player Iman Shumpert.

The advent of the Adidas Seeley

The summer deck low-top sneaker, Adidas Seeley, made its debut during the spring of 2011. Built on the frame of the popular soccer trainer Adidas Gazelle, the casual skate sneakers blend the brand’s heritage style with low-profile skate comfort. Initial colorways were the Adidas Seeley in white and Adidas Seeley in black colors that soon improved with new and younger-looking colorways. Among the vibrant colorways released include Adidas Seeley in red and Adidas Seeley in burgundy which is also perfect for female wearers. Other men’s Adidas Seeley colorway variants include Adidas Seeley in black and white, Adidas Seeley ‘Grey,’ and Adidas Seeley in blue colors.

Facts / Specs

Style: Retro, Sporty, Minimalist
Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Collection: Adidas Skateboarding, Adidas Originals
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Canvas, Suede, Vulc Sole, EVA, Gum Sole / Fabric
Season: Spring, 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.