Adidas Adilette Slides Review: a 12-month Experience

Published September 4, 2020 | by

If you are an athlete and Adidas is your brand of choice in equipment, there’s no doubt the Adidas Adilette slides are your go-to sandals coming off the pitch. These Adilette sandals have contoured footbed with Cloudfoam technology, which helps give back your energy so you can recover faster and be ready for your next tough competition or training.

The Adilette is the flagship sandal of Adidas, and it features interesting designs that can show off the famous three stripes logo. The fact is, there’s no better way to display the logo from the three stripe company, which signifies a quality brand than display them in sandals.

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The Adidas Adilette sandals have moderate arch supports excellent for those with the ideal biomechanics of the foot, high arches, and flat feet with no known foot issues. Their soft, contoured footbed provides extra comfort and stability. Most wearers of the Adilette say that it’s true to size and true to width.

Key Features

  • Weight: 10 oz
  • Synthetic upper
  • Soft, textile lining for comfort.
  • Contoured footbed with Cloudfoam technology for comfort.
  • PU outsole for durability and traction.

The Adilette slides may work with the following foot conditions:

  • Bunions
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Heel Spurs
  • Morton’s Neuroma

Most helpful testimonials:

I am a 6 1/2 in heels and 7 in sneakers but I went with the size 6 slides, and they fit like a glove.. they were tight the first time I wore them, but after the second day, they were so comfortable..they are my fav slides.

I am in love with these Adidas sandals. I have some issues with my feet and toes, and I am so particular with my footwear.

A 12-month Experience with the Adilette Sandals

The Adilette is our tester’s go-to sandal between competitions. And it’s his favorite post-training sandal because it’s easy to put on and remove. This sandal is water-ready and looks perfect with an athletic or casual outfit. The design is on the minimalist side, but it has a well-placed three stripes logo that is easy on the eye. People will look at it because they are sporty and good-looking.

The Adilette can fit a wider foot size. Although if you order a smaller size with a tighter fit, it may require a break-in period, and you may be prone to having blisters after a few minutes of walk. But the soft material in this sandal will quickly adjust to the shape of your foot. It’s soft yet supportive and looks good on both men and women.

After several months of use, there came noticeable wear on the outsole, but the sandal never lost its original traction. And because I exposed it to warmer weather, the synthetic upper had broken. And the upper material that touches the instep smells when not washed and dried properly. But this sandal has aged well and maintained its true color because it’s easy to clean and repel stains.

Who Should Wear the Adilette Slides?

If you love Adidas footwear because of its quality and fit, try the Adilette. This sandal can blend with any casual wear and is the go-to post-training and post-competition footwear. It’s excellent if you are heading to the beach or just walking around town or the house. This sandal is water-ready and never loses its original traction, even when the outsole wears.

If you have neutral pronation, high arches, or flat feet with no known foot issues, this sandal will be very comfortable on the feet. Its contoured footbed will give extra comfort and stability and will adjust to the shape of your feet.

Who Should Not Buy the Adilette Slides?

For some foot types, Adidas can have odd sizing on footwear, which is larger than usual. If you had tried this brand before but didn’t find the perfect fit, the Adilette won’t be any different. However, this sandal will look good in either a tighter fit or a loose fit. And it’s super easy to slip on.

The Adilette has moderate arch support and is best for people with neutral pronation up to supination (and high arches). Even though the contoured footbed will add more stability, if you have severe overpronation (or flat feet) with foot issues, because of that, you may need extra support in the arch to gain better balance and foot alignment.

Final Thoughts

If you are looking for an excellent post-workout sandal or one that you can wear anywhere, don’t look past the Adilette sandals. It’s soft, supportive, sporty, and easy to put on and remove. This sandal is easy to clean, maintains its true color throughout its lifetime, and never loses its original traction even after several months of use.

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About Lem Anota

He played as a defender/midfielder for many years but is also proficient in other roles on the soccer field. During his younger years, Lem played in major competitions. Today, he tests soccer cleats and running shoes and reviews their quality, technology, comfort, and performance.