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“This crep has enough nostalgia to satisfy the appetite of older sneakerheads and just the right amount of futuristic cool to draw in the youngsters”

Since its launch last year the Adidas EQT ADV has been quietly solidifying its position as one of the brand’s core fixtures in their current line up of models. While the masses have flocked on to the NMD hype train, this crep has brought enough nostalgia to satisfy older sneakerheads and just the right amount of futuristic cool to draw in the youngsters, thus gaining a small cult following.

Back in 1991 when the Equipment range originally dropped those models were fully embraced by the urban scene and became a firm favourite for street fashion connoisseurs and as I look at this EQT ADVin 20 17,  it’s safe to say that it’s following in the same vein as its predecessors. This model effortlessly brings back the signature 3-Stripe branding that integrates with the lace on the side panel and features a streamlined heel cage and outsole. Unlike its streamlined NMD relative, the ADV has enough of a presence, to allow you to style this in a variety of ways other than skinny jeans and cuffed tracksuits, this works for me as you’ll never see me in either one.

What’s the fit like I hear you ask?The model is given a stretchy, sock-like mesh upper is very form fitting and snug (a shoe horn is routinely required to get my foot in and rarely do I lace them up)  there is also a lot of padding in the for foot so you might want to consider going half a size up. The TPU midsole is firm and provides a good amount of comfort in the heel and the forefoot.

To sum it up this release is another testament to the past three strong years that the brand with three stripes has had

To sum it up this release is another testament to the past three strong years that the brand with three stripes has had. Rather than sticking to the tried and tested method of re-releasing their classic models they seem to listen to the demand of their fan base keenly and serve up some releases that are brand new, yet so familiar. Good job guys!

These are available at JD Sports for £95 which is very reasonable considering these would outlast a pair of NMD’s check out some of our favourite colorways below with links to buy.





 

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