Who should buy the Adidas Tubular Invader 

Fairly a new entry, Adidas Tubular Invader, this lifestyle sneaker has already captured the hearts of many brand supporters. Grab a pair of this one if you’re looking for:

  • A shoe that ensures to give sufficient support
  • An inexpensive shoe that offers a luxe look and feels

Adidas Tubular Invader logo

Adidas Tubular Invader Style

This sneaker is capable of elevating your style to the next level without much fuss. It pairs well with various casual and athletic outfits including joggers, leggings, shorts, and jeans. To top it off, this mid-top lifestyle shoe, made with a breathable upper and a well-cushioned sole, also promises to surround your foot in comfort for all-day-long wear. 

Adidas Tubular Invader ankle collar

Flexible midsole

The flexible EVA midsole, with a ripple detailing added on its rearfoot, provides reliable grip and traction.

Adidas Tubular Invader EVA midsole

Breathable toe area

The shoe’s toe area is perforated for improved airflow.

Adidas Tubular Invader toe box

Secured lacing system

Secure fit can be achieved with the sneaker’s traditional lacing system that includes circular shoestrings for a nice tie.

Adidas Tubular Invader laces

Adidas Tubular Invader History

Initially introduced in the late 1980s, this basketball trainer was designed with an outsole modeled after car tire tubings. Technology in those days, however, failed to support the shoe’s aesthetic which was considered way ahead of its time.

Adidas Tubular Invader heel

It was in November 2014 when Nic Galway and his team launched the Tubular Runner. Built with a look that combined the past with modern-day’s style, it was perceived as state-of-the-art. This time, it left fashion-savvy sneaker enthusiasts craving for more.

This model, which debuted in May of 2016, blended Tubular’s already renowned design with the Adidas Invader’s vintage silhouette. This made non-Adidas fans turn into some of the biggest supporters around solely because of these kicks. As proof of its popularity, various versions have been released. This includes the Tubular Invader Strap and the Invader 2.0.

Adidas Tubular Invader outsole

Facts / Specs

Style: Sporty
Top: Mid
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Adidas Tubular, Adidas Originals
Closure: Laces
Designed by: Nic Galway
Material: Leather, Rubber Sole, Nubuck, EVA

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Author
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.