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We completely understand the sentiment for old sneakers. Back then, before the world caught up with the sneakerhead subculture, choices were pretty limited, and they were generally prized for practicality more than anything else. That is not to say that they were not collection-worthy. In fact, it’s quite the opposite; many of the sneakers later cemented their reputation for both performance and timeless style, perhaps even with a tinge of the sentimental. But sometimes, they could benefit from a little update, as what Adidas has done for its Iniki sneakers, and others that fall into its Originals line.
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Release date: February 2017
Adding to Adidas’ selection of comfortable sneakers is the Iniki Runner, which looks vintage but still not quite fitting the bill. Released in 2017, the shoes caught the attention of sneakerheads and casual sneaker seekers alike. The available colorways also justify the excitement towards them. The Boost-enabled shoes exhibit an old school aura while still being a very modern shoe, and there are a handful of shades and hues in which Adidas shows them.
Regardless of your familiarity with Adidas silhouettes through the years, laying eyes on the Inikis may stir some déjà vu; the design can be somewhat of a callback to sneakers that were first introduced more than 30 years ago. This retro-like design will inevitably draw attention as old school styles are making their way back to the scene. This facade may hide the shoes’ modernity in plain sight, which comes in the form of game-changing Adidas technology. Like many sneakers currently offered by the German brand, the Inikis are Boost-enabled, which affords runners with better shock absorption, not to mention comfort. The upper is thinner compared to most, and that is also good news: if you’re all maxed out from your workout or the heat is killing your feet, the nylon and mesh material will not make things worse while still being snug on the feet. It’s worth noting that these are lightweight and still made with materials of good quality. Be prepared to gush over the multiple colorways that will lead to your shoe rack appearing more varied, the versatility of the shoes that can afford you to wear them in the gym and on the streets, as well as the reasonable price that will not lead you to compromising your other expenses.
We honestly had a hard time finding something bad to say about these babies, but perfection is subjective. Other users have complained that the Adidas Inikis run wide, so that is worth a consideration if you’re already convinced in getting them.
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