Who should buy the Adidas Tubular Nova Primeknit

The Adidas Tubular Nova Primeknit is the best choice for those who are looking for:

  • a wallet-friendly Adidas Primeknit model
  • a fashionable Adidas sneaker that goes well with almost any outfits
  • a Tubular Nova silhouette that has an improved breathability

Adidas Tubular Nova Primeknit logo upper

Adidas Tubular Nova model with a Primeknit upper

The Primeknit technology was added to the Adidas Tubular Nova silhouette. Its use of Adidas’s Primeknit technology on the upper sets it apart from other items in its line. It acquires the ability to provide high levels of breathability and snugness.

Adidas Tubular Nova Primeknit upper

While it’s true that such snugness gives the wearer high levels of ease, comfort is not the only benefit that one can get from it. It also provides this silhouette a neat look due to its figure-hugging effect, making it such an easy clothing item to match.

Adidas Tubular Nova Primeknit side to front toe

Distinct midsole of the Tubular Nova

The vertical and diagonal ridges that cover the entire midsole also gives the shoe a distinct character, making the Adidas Tubular Nova Primeknit a fashion statement in its own right.

Adidas Tubular Nova Primeknit outsole

The Adidas Tubular Nova Primeknit’s memory lane

The Adidas Tubular Nova Primeknit actually has a colorful story to tell, starting from the original Tubular that was released in the early 1990s. It featured an inflatable tire-inspired sole, which could actually be pumped with air to enhance its cushioning capabilities.

The original Tubular enjoyed initial success, but it was not really able to make a commercial take off because the designs were too ahead of their time, and the necessary technology just was not there yet.

Adidas Tubular Nova Primeknit cage

In 2013 when Adidas was looking for ways to reinvent their shoes’ silhouettes. 

Instead of using pumped air to provide cushioning, the new version was to use two densities of EVA. Its use of the dual-density EVA sole makes it an important part of a revolution that redefines the way shoes are cushioned. 

The dual-density EVA sole paved the way for the return of the Tubular. In 2016 one of the line’s most notable releases, the Tubular Nova, was introduced. 

The sole mechanism remained the same, but its midsole featured unique vertical and diagonal ridges, giving the Nova a distinct identity. 

Adidas Tubular Nova Primeknit bottom

The Adidas Tubular Nova Primeknit is a direct descendant of the Tubular Nova, retaining all the distinctive components of its predecessor. The titular change is the use of the proprietary Primeknit on the upper, giving it optimal breathability and a uniquely sleek appearance.

Adidas Tubular Nova Primeknit top

Facts / Specs

Style: Sporty, Sock
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Adidas Tubular, Adidas Originals, Adidas Primeknit
Closure: Slip-on, Laces
Material: Knit, EVA / Fabric
Season: Summer

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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.