Verdict from 16 user reviews

10 reasons to buy

  • Many people praise the Adidas Tubular X 2.0’s looks, saying the shoe’s design is stylishly minimalist. 
  • According to a significant number of purchasers, the shoe feels quite comfortable on the feet. 
  • The shoe’s shades have several mentions from people who commend the good color combinations available. 
  • The Tubular X 2.0 looks very well made, some have stated.
  • Some testers say they feel the Tubular line just keeps getting better and better with every release.
  • A few consumers found that this sneaker from Adidas is easy to match with clothes. 
  • The fit of the shoe is perfect width-wise, state some customers.
  • One buyer has noted how light the Adidas Tubular X 2.0 feels on his feet.
  • The footwear feels well-ventilated due to the mesh, one individual has written. 
  • The sole is extremely grippy, a tester has happily found out.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some sizes are hard to find, a few frustrated buyers have said.
  • One person has stated the shoe lacks support at the top because the whole upper is made out of Primeknit.

Bottom line

The Adidas Tubular X 2.0 is light on the feet, giving the wearer flexibility and freedom of movement. Although light and sleek in design, the shoe does not scrimp on comfort but instead provides a cushioned feel.

The minimalist vibe adds to the shoes’ appeal. This simple styling also translates to an easier time when picking out clothes to wear because it matches with everything. 

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Good to know

The Adidas Tubular X 2.0 is available in men’s and women’s sizes. It has an upper made mostly of a woven material and only has an X-shaped panel at the forefoot and leather at the heel to provide a hint of support. 

The knit material gives the wearer a sock-like fit, but the laces add a more secure lockdown. 

For men, to get that street style look down pat, pair your sporty high top Tubular X 2.0 with some simple chinos or jogger bottom along with a T-shirt and colorful track jacket. 

For women, a fitted shirt and a pair of leggings with your Tubular X 2.0 would look good for yoga class.

The Adidas Tubular X 2.0 features Adidas’ iconic Primeknit material, which gives the shoe a comfortable and sock-like fit. The Tubular tire-inspired sole provides the sneaker with a grippy feel as well as a distinctive look. An Ortholite insole for cushioning nicely rounds the shoe off.

The original Tubulars were released in the 80s as a basketball shoe. However, it never quite achieved success with the public and was consigned to the archives. Decades later, Adidas’ VP of global Design, Nick Galway, was going through the repository for a shoe he could use as a base for a new one he wanted to work on. The Tubular’s sole caught his attention. He and his team then spent hours upon hours redesigning the upper to come up with an outline that would be instantly recognizable, and in 2014, the new Tubular model debuted.

The Tubular became highly successful, spawning a variety of iterations and new models in various cuts, from high to low tops. One of these is the Tubular X which debuted in August of 2015. It had the Tubular sole, a high cut design, ribbed midsole, and a woven textile upper.

A follow-up, the Tubular X 2.0, came out on November 20, 2017, which was a lighter and slimmer version of the Tubular X.

  • The shoe’s forefoot features an X-shaped panel.
  • The shoe has an EVA midsole and textile lining.


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