Rated 5 out of 5 by Starsky76 Light, breathable and really tough!
I've had these with me every day for nearly 17 months traveling around stuffed in my back pack in different countries/terrains/climates for my job. I usually pack several different pairs for different purposes, But I've always wanted a light but tough retro running shoe, but accepted it was probably impossible.
However, this unusually breathable upper mixed with a classic sturdy eva retro midsole/outsole is clearly the toughness secret you'd never find in a modern running shoe. I've run fast(ish) daily 1 mile sprints on grass/wet firm sand-not pavement (I need to get on 2 wheels for anything above 400m). So I'd genuinely recommend these as classic great value breathable all-rounders especially for those of you that only ever have 1 pair of sneaks at a time, really durable - you can bang them in a washing machine on a 30' tied up in a pillow case (saves unraveling the laces, to avoid machine drum-hole tangle nightmares) and they're fresh again! Seriously, these have been a decent investment for me. If you can live with the 'pre-knackered suede look' (until-we all pray, they release a 'full colour, white leather lace stay' non vintage version a'la Achill)) these are absolutely excellent! I've literally just ordered another pair. Ace!
21 January 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by 1twoMic Step back in Time! 5-star classic
A great shoe with 70's heritage. Living proof what Adidas did it right then AND now. A classic runner without the bulk and additional support of a cross-trainer. The fabrics and materials market a vintage look, but the striking blue and details are anything but washed out. Construction of materials is solid.
Lots of toe-room, and a comfortable, supportive normal/narrow style. I found these great for casual cycling as a lightweight shoe and of course walking and some time on treadmill.
I would recommend for the walk, run and good looks of it.
29 November 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by pete3883 Great shoe/service
Love these shoes. Small fitting though so order one size up. Great service from Adidas. Very quick.
20 March 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by El REY vintage shoe is great for crossfit
these shoes are light as a feather, the low heel is amazing for heavy lifts such as the deadlift, and power clean. the tongue squeeks a bit but once broken in, theses shoes will serve you well in any crossfit WOD. its also a great head turner just for walking around people stop me and ask where i got them, so not only will you look good in these shoes, you'll also look like a vintage beast in the gym, get these shoes.
04 November 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Hooker Not what I thought they would be
The shoes are very cheaply constructed. Not like what I had when I was a kid. They squeak horribly when you walk. I wouldn't recommend them at all.
It's not typical for Adidas. I really like the brand.
12 November 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 Great buy, Cracking pair of threads
cracking trainer, really look the business. i would say go half a size up because they do fit small.
17 July 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Scouse365 Best Ever
Sheer quality, please Adidas get some more sizes in as I need a new pair and n other trainer will do.
08 November 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by reddybqndi good product
excellent qulaity. typical addidas product
04 July 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by RiffRaff SL 72 Vintage
SL 72 Vintage - Great retro old skool trainers, very cool
06 November 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by MPM My search for SL72s is over
I'm an original SL72 lover. Lived in them through high school and college. Sold them at the local mall. Been looking for them since I say other retro shoes coming back into stores.
Comfort, support, weight, so so close to the original
Not the originals, tongue squeaks, blue suède not as blue, sole is not as pliable.
Happy...wife says you look like a kid and kids say their cool and want their own...
10 October 2013