My previous similar model size 9 from Adidas served for 5+ years. I bought size 9 "adilette Slides" and returned because it was too small. I bought size 10 but again it was not good. Left and right shoe have different opening! Both of them too small for the leg. My left leg (opening 3/4") is cut with sharp edge of a shoe, the right shoe (opening 7/8") is a little bit better. The model I owned before had an opening 1-3/8".
28 December 2013
Bought my man a pair. Size 12. He loves them. Wanted them for me didn't have my size :-(. (Size5). Until today! I have my own now. Happy woman. Love Adidas.
27 September 2014
They have changed the quality of these shoes.
So, I have been wearing these shoes for nearly 30 years. Every year or so I re-order a new pair. Last year I ordered a pair and loved them to death as much as I did when I was a kid. I wore them every single day.
I ordered a pair last week, and was so excited to see my new pair, but after putting them on I can tell you they have changed quality. The plastic is cheaper. The arch is smaller. The top plastic over your foot is stiff and unyielding. They are terrible. I am so sad. I would have rather paid more money for a continued quality than to have received these. Sadly, after 30 years I guess this is it.
01 February 2012
Cheaper quality now...
I have been wearing Adidas Adilette's in a womens size for over 20 years now. Most recently I ordered one online and the sizing has changed to a Unisex size and doesn't fit my womens size foot at all. Comparable unisex size is too wide and the arch isn't high at all. I then ordered a customized slipon and the quality was really bad - Hard plastic footbed, low arch and cheap looking strap - Made in China, ofcourse!
For the past 20+ years I have been buying them Made in Italy. Please bring back the Italian version for the women's foot. Till them I will be buying a comparable NIKE slipon!!
20 September 2013
greatest slides ever
i have worn these slides every summer for the last 15 yrs. i use them as house/dog walking slides. about three yrs ago i decided they were getting old and i needed a replacement. so i bought a new pair but they had little nubs in the foot bed. so i went back to my old ones. finally this year i threw them out because i didn't want them to break while i was out walking the dog. i looked all over but couldn't find them retail. i went online and was so happy to find the original style. they arrived quickly and fit perfectly. i hope to have at least 10 good yrs wearing these. i hope the red ones come back in stock so i can order them too.
18 June 2011
I have been buying these slides for many, many years and I agree with the previous reviewer. This slide is only being made for men and they want the women to try and fit into the mens. They just slid right off my feet!!! Also, I was very disappointed that the arch is definitely not as good and the top of the shoe is much cheaper quality. It is not the same slide I just loved. The fact that they have altered the quality of the shoe so noticeably, nullifies the importance of making the women's version. Why do companies have to change what has worked for years!!! I just can't believe I am not going to be able to wear my Adidas anymore!!! I loved them so, so much!!!!
25 February 2013
They are just not the Old School slides
I should have listened to the other reviews. I still have my original old school slides and they are WAY nicer than these cheap unisex slides. I've had my original slides for 15 years and one of them fell apart on the 4th of July. That just tells you how well they were made. I'm so very sad that the ones that I recently purchased from the adidas store fit nothing like the originals. The quality, workmanship, and comfort/fit are just not there. These disappointing slides will be going back. Please bring back the original Adilette Slides. Taking short cuts to save money isn't worth it.
11 July 2013
Fit great !
I first wore a pair of Adelettes at my daughter & son-in-laws house.....they both have a pair, and I borrowed theirs when I was babysitting ( a few times). I loved them....both with socks on and without. Therefore, I ordered them.......mostly to wear around the house and outside a bit too. I live in northwest Wisconsin on a lake/rural area, so will wear them with socks in cold weather and without when it's warm. You were right on when you said to order them 2 sizes smaller for a woman. Am wearing them right now, and since I'm 71 years old......I'll say you are never too old to get your 1st pair of Adelettes !
10 June 2013
great, comfortable shoes
I've had several foot problems - plantar faciiatis, morton's neuromas, and arthritis in a couple of toe joints- and these shoes have been more comfortable than any others. I have worn out 2 pairs and have 4 others. Unfortunately, Adidas now offers them in "unisex" sizes, which are just men's sizes. They do not fit the same at all and are too wide. I ordered one pair and returned it and ordered a size smaller but still had to return them because they are no longer the same supportive, comfortable fit. I sure hope Adidas makes the women's sizes available again.
18 May 2010
Quality has gone down hill.
I had a pair of these adidas adillete slides that I bought probably in 1995. They lasted for approx. 10yrs. There were of VERY high quality. The strips never faded, the rubber next to your feet never broke down. They were truly quality!
Unfortunately, the current version of these slides:
The white stripes started to peal and chip, as they are now painted on, within a week of having them. The rubber under my heal and toes is really broken down and slowly disintergrating.
You can tell that the quality of the build was completely changed.
I have a friend w/ the old style/design that he infrequently wears, and they are probably 10yrs old, and they are perfect. Mine looked worse than his after 6 months w/ light only light usage.
PLEASE BRING BACK PREVIOUS DESIGN/QUALITY.
I would pay twice the cost for the old one.
Sad to see such a quality product go away, especially a classic great slide as this once was.
18 November 2013