Verdict from 16 user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • Heaps of shoppers have flocked around the Adidas Tresc Run upon seeing its lit and hip standout design.
  • Many shoppers say this model is at a great price point for its superb quality, and so highly recommend the shoe.
  • Its high caliber of comfort has pleased most testers, thanks to its bouncy Boost midsole.
  • This shoe is actually lightweight, according to a review.
  • More than a handful dig the 3M-reflective element on the Three Stripes, which pops out when worn at night.
  • The shoes look way better in real life than in photos, some customers have noted.
  • Quite a few runners remark that they run faster with the Tresc Run on foot.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Creases have appeared in the shoe after one wear, at least a few users have brought up.
  • Several wearers find the toe box to be slightly wide. 
  • It lacks arch support, according to some wearers. 

Bottom line

Adidas have been rummaging their archives, unearthing treasures, surprising us with new releases inspired by the old. Labeled under Adidas Originals, the Tresc Run is a ’90s-inspired runner updated with cutting-edge technology.

Though modernized, the Tresc Run maintains its old-school styling: its multilayered upper comprised of mesh overlaid with suede and leather, a flame-shaped midsole plug licking it from underneath. The 3M-reflective Three Stripes on the sidewalls offer a dose of heritage. 

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Good to know

The Adidas Tresc Run is available in men’s sizes. All have a regular fit and fastened with a traditional lace-up closure for a secure locked-in feel. Built as a low top, the Tresc Run does not hinder ankle motion so it can effectively adapt to quick or sudden foot transitions.

The Tresc Run is as vintage and as modern a shoe can get. The good old 1990s meets the late 2010s. As a result, this shoe matches the distinct, contrasting styles and lifestyles of those two eras. From the 1990s loose, baggy outfits to today’s slim, tapered minimalistic clothing. From the slow, laidback living from thirty years ago to the on-edge, on-the-go, do-it-all, fast-paced living of modern times.  

Men can sport oversized pants and shorts, topped with sweaters and hoodies of the same style, keeping it hip as well as nostalgic. On the other hand, slim-fit jeans with cuffed ends and tapered-down joggers that reveal the ankles match the Tresc Run seamlessly. Also, one must not forget to pick matching socks, as this model comes in quite a variety of colorways one can play around with, such as Grey Three/Scarlet/Core Black, Core Black/Shock Red/Easy Orange, and also the Active Red from the brand's Asterisk Collective Project.

Its multilayered mesh upper features vintage styling, coupled with leather and suede overlays and a reflective Three Stripes insignia which cooly glows in the dark. This construction sits atop a super-responsive Boost midsole, proving that this shoe is not only about great looks but great comfort as well. Under which is the multicolored outsole that echoes the upper’s color scheme.

For quite a while now, the 1990s culture is making resurgence across the world, and nostalgia struck the streets and buildings. Such a trend has urged brands like Adidas to go back to their archives and retro a couple of silhouettes for the world to see.

Such is the Tresc Run, which was a homage to the 1990s Adidas running shoes. To make it better the second time around, the Three Stripes brand have equipped the Tresc Run with Boost cushioning in honor of the modern times as well.  

  • The tongue has a loop in the middle, which prevents it from slipping to either side.
  • A Trefoil label is emblazoned on the tongue for Originals heritage branding.
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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.