This week we crossed paths with a pair of Adidas Court Tourino and decided to get a closer look and review its design. This Adidas Originals sneaker is a 2021 release and it is in essence a new take on the 1965 Adidas Stan Smith with early 2000 vibes. The result is a stylish, simplistic sneaker that is more durable but also not as feminine in looks as the Stan Smith, despite a women’s version being available. When compared to the classic it has a higher profile given by the hard rubber that is prominent in the back and front. There were very few colorways that were released since its conception, the triple white being the one we tested. 

How They Fit 

The Adidas Court Tourino fits true to size but you have to keep in mind that they run a bit narrow in the toe box so those with wider feet may want to go a half size up. They need a bit of break in period given that the sole is a bit more rigid than the classic Stan Smith and even the leather used is not as soft. If you need to check your Adidas shoes size chart you can do it here.

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The upper of the Adidas Court Tourino is as simple as it can be, following in principle the same lines as the classic. The heel area is reinforced with a thicker layer of leather which also appears in the font at the end of the lacing system. The upper is made with Primegreen, which involves the use of recycled materials. According to Adidas, 50% of the upper materials are recycled materials. The side perforations that take the place of the classic stripes add some air flow but it is quite limited. For this Adidas Court Tourino review we tested them just for everyday use and they did not get too sweaty on a typical September day in Chicago. We did not try them on for running as it is quite clear that Adidas did not build them for such a purpose.

Sole Unit

The sole unit is where Adidas brought some reinforcements to make it more durable by making the midsole higher in the front and back. The material used is hard rubber that reminded us of the one used by Nike on the Air Force 1. It adds protection and durability to the shoe but also some weight, these not being as light as the Stan Smith. The removable EVA insole is what gives a plushy feeling as you put these on but as we know it tends to wear out quite fast. There is no other cushioning technology in this shoe so if you’re ok with the comfort you get from a classic shoe then these will work for you. The outsole pattern is very simple, outlining once again the casual nature of this sneaker.

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Bottom Line

To wrap up our Adidas Court Tourino review, this is a stylish, durable shoe that would make a great addition to any rotation. Their simple design makes it simple to match with any casual attire, adding style to your looks. Once you settle in they are very comfortable but they have limited arch support so for long hours standing up these may not be the best. They make a good “beater” shoe as they will last for a while. The $95 retail price seems a bit high for what you get but luckily you can find them at a lower price on marketplaces such as eBay. If still in doubt, a similar shoe in the same category as far as looks is the Nike Court Legacy, one of the best shoes you’ll find under $70 these days.