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True To Size
The adidas Ozelia is one of the latest from the German brand that we came across this week and we got to review its features. Have you ever walked into adidas and mistakenly thought that the Yeezy 700s were there sitting on the shelves. Well, you aren’t the only one. However, this sneaker is none other than the adidas Originals Ozelia, one of the brand’s latest silhouette. With is resemblance to the Yeezy 700s, you will definitely draw attention wherever you go. On top of that, adidas has created parts of the upper with recycled plastic, making the sneaker an eco-friendly one.
Adiprene cushioning provides good comfort
A great budget friendly option
Good looking silhouette
Usage of recycled plastic to create uppers
Could be associated as “cheap Yeezys alternative”
Materials aren’t the most premium out there
The sneaker’s upper definitely gives off a retro vibe that is closely associated with the adidas era of the late 90s (1996-1998). However, at the same time the company has managed to make the sneaker look futuristic at the same time with its aggressive lines and overall shape. At least 20% of the materials used to make the upper have at least 50% recycled content. This is a part of the brand's continuous effort to end plastic waste. Additionally, during this adidas Ozelia review we also noticed that the sneaker’s upper is also made from a micro-moulded mesh which are similar to Neoprene sneakers.
The overall feel of the upper could be compared to a sock-like shoe or the Nike Huarache (but much more comfortable). There are good paddings around the tongue and sock liner, which gives it a good feel when worn. Other materials found on the upper includes a synthetic nubuck, which are of decent quality for its price point. It is finished off with the iconic 3 side stripes that are reflective.
An exclusive technology only found in the adidas line up, the AdiPRENE is an elastic substance that provides responsive cushioning designed to move with your foot in a fluid motion while you work out or exercise. In terms of protection and cushioning, the AdiPRENE tech offers one of the best absorption of impact forces. Long-lasting cushioning and comfort are additional features of an adiPRENE insert. The outsole and traction itself is made of standard rubber. However, the midsoles reminds us of the Yeezy Foam RNRs, which is interesting to note that the company are taking premium technologies and bringing them over to more accessible lines. Although, you should take note that the tech found might not be exactly the same.
What we've noticed during our short adidas Ozelia review is that it fits true to size, therefore if you are interested there is no need to worry about sizing up or down. Just stick to your true size and you should be good to go. Furthermore, the Adiprene cushioning should also help with the comfort of the sneaker as they provide great support for your feet. The Ozelias are General Release sneakers, which means that you could probably find them in stock at your local foot store. If this isn’t the case, adidas.com is probably the next ideal location to grab a pair. The adidas Ozelia retails for $100 US Dollars.
Style # in Pictures : H04253 / Colorway gray black