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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 17 reviewers.
Men's adidas Originals Lifestyle Shoes
SL 72 Vintage Shoes
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Air Blue/Legacywhite (909495)
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Rated 3 out of 5 by great looking shoe - not so long distance these shoes will get you noticed by those who are old enough to remember the originals and even those who aren't. the biggest drawback is the thin and narrow outersole and even thinner inner sole; they weren't made for walkin' if you are wearing them around the house or in the office then they are an excellent choice. but if you are trekking around the city for great distances, taking a short hike, or any sort heavy sporting activity, these shoes do not provide enough comfort or support. my theory on how to get the best out of this shoe is to treat it like a barefoot shoe. you might have to change the way you walk to get the most comfort from this shoe. February 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by They just feel right I've been wearing SL 72s for over 2 years now, just picked up a new pair only to change it up with new colors. These shoes are built strong and have lasted me in nasty weather, gym workouts, running, you name it. I wear these everywhere, whether for a workout or with jeans and a polo because they look great with everything. On top of that they feel perfect and fit just right, even with my wide feet they're super comfortable. You really can't go wrong with Adidas, these shoes are exceptional. March 15, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Classic!! These shoes are great...very cool throw back to the originals my grandad once wore! If you like a low profile shoe and want to have you won't see on other people...these are the shoes for you. One word of caution...the tongue is plastic...so they squeak a bit...but, that is part of the charm! February 3, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by 'better than new' I actually have a pair of the originals from back in the mid seventies that I still wear today although these would probably be superior. Back then I worked in a 'sports shop' in London and had several pairs of these as well as the much more polarizing (Green Yellow combo) SL76. One of the boxes came to light many years after I moved and now I get to wear them some 30 years after I actually got them...classics never go out of style although they do get a little tough around the Achilles heel pad in this case :) May 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by At Last I Can Wear Old-School SL 72's Again! I had a pair of the original West German-made SL 72 shoes back in the mid 70's and loved them. They were so comfortable, great-fitting, long-lasting, and about the best looking trainers I have ever owned. They were thrown out in 1981 and I have missed them ever since! I have been looking for a replacement for those shoes since the mid 80's and these are the closest match so far. June 21, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good Replica They kept the style but these aren't crafted like the original West Germany-made SL72 which had much better cushioning and arch support. Nonetheless, I can't think of a better pair of sneakers to wear with jeans. They do attract attention especially from vintage adidas fans. April 17, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Look good but feel cheap They look great but have a feeling they won't last long with too much wear. Hopefully I'll be proved wrong. The tongue is very plasticy and quite rigid but again I hope this will soften over time. Nice light shoes for the summer. One word of warning, and this applies to adidas shoes as a whole (I bought a pair of golf shoes and had the same issue), buy the next size up from your usual size. Otherwise your feet will be squeezed in. April 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Vintage??? YES PLEASE! I was a little skeptical about getting a pair of SL-72's. What made me pull the trigger is the vintage style of this version compared to the others. Inside the shoes came with a "70's" gold stickers that really shows when the style came from. The inner lining of the shoe looks really vintage with the old Adidas wording and trefoil logos all over. The sole and white linings of the shoe has a special chemical treatment that prevents the shoe from showing a "perfect white". There's also a small manual tagged to the shoe when you open it on how to properly care of the vintage look. The only downside is that it is not comfortable. If you're looking for a comfortable pair, look somewhere else. This shoe is all about style, just like the 70's where bell bottom pants and the pontiac firebird was the hit. Always keep in mind that shoes made a few decades back will always be uncomfortable but the STYLE IS THERE! July 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by I finally found them!!! I have been looking for about three years now for a shoe replica of the ones Paul Michael Glaser and Ben Stiller wore in the TV show and movie Starsky and Hutch. It was a hard find and these were the closest. My father who grew up in the 70's remembered these shoes the day I brought them home. The are a comfortable fit and are amazing looking. Materials are a little different than I thought they would be, but besides that, the squeak of the rubber tong and the 70's style make them an amazing shoe very similar to Starsky's famous blue sneakers from the TV show and I'm glad I found them. Anyone who grew up with this TV show will need a pair of these shoes for sure. Glad I bought a pair, it was worth the money!!! Note: Yellow coloring on bottom wears off and turns white in areas. February 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sweet as Bought these a year ago. Surprisingly durable. Sole is holding up great as is the suede. If you want something light, neat and stylish that is tough enough to shock shock you, go for these. March 3, 2012
Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 17 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by great looking shoe - not so long distance these shoes will get you noticed by those who are old enough to remember the originals and even those who aren't. the biggest drawback is the thin and narrow outersole and even thinner inner sole; they weren't made for walkin' if you are wearing them around the house or in the office then they are an excellent choice. but if you are trekking around the city for great distances, taking a short hike, or any sort heavy sporting activity, these shoes do not provide enough comfort or support. my theory on how to get the best out of this shoe is to treat it like a barefoot shoe. you might have to change the way you walk to get the most comfort from this shoe. February 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by They just feel right I've been wearing SL 72s for over 2 years now, just picked up a new pair only to change it up with new colors. These shoes are built strong and have lasted me in nasty weather, gym workouts, running, you name it. I wear these everywhere, whether for a workout or with jeans and a polo because they look great with everything. On top of that they feel perfect and fit just right, even with my wide feet they're super comfortable. You really can't go wrong with Adidas, these shoes are exceptional. March 15, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Classic!! These shoes are great...very cool throw back to the originals my grandad once wore! If you like a low profile shoe and want to have you won't see on other people...these are the shoes for you. One word of caution...the tongue is plastic...so they squeak a bit...but, that is part of the charm! February 3, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by 'better than new' I actually have a pair of the originals from back in the mid seventies that I still wear today although these would probably be superior. Back then I worked in a 'sports shop' in London and had several pairs of these as well as the much more polarizing (Green Yellow combo) SL76. One of the boxes came to light many years after I moved and now I get to wear them some 30 years after I actually got them...classics never go out of style although they do get a little tough around the Achilles heel pad in this case :) May 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by At Last I Can Wear Old-School SL 72's Again! I had a pair of the original West German-made SL 72 shoes back in the mid 70's and loved them. They were so comfortable, great-fitting, long-lasting, and about the best looking trainers I have ever owned. They were thrown out in 1981 and I have missed them ever since! I have been looking for a replacement for those shoes since the mid 80's and these are the closest match so far. June 21, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good Replica They kept the style but these aren't crafted like the original West Germany-made SL72 which had much better cushioning and arch support. Nonetheless, I can't think of a better pair of sneakers to wear with jeans. They do attract attention especially from vintage adidas fans. April 17, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Look good but feel cheap They look great but have a feeling they won't last long with too much wear. Hopefully I'll be proved wrong. The tongue is very plasticy and quite rigid but again I hope this will soften over time. Nice light shoes for the summer. One word of warning, and this applies to adidas shoes as a whole (I bought a pair of golf shoes and had the same issue), buy the next size up from your usual size. Otherwise your feet will be squeezed in. April 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Vintage??? YES PLEASE! I was a little skeptical about getting a pair of SL-72's. What made me pull the trigger is the vintage style of this version compared to the others. Inside the shoes came with a "70's" gold stickers that really shows when the style came from. The inner lining of the shoe looks really vintage with the old Adidas wording and trefoil logos all over. The sole and white linings of the shoe has a special chemical treatment that prevents the shoe from showing a "perfect white". There's also a small manual tagged to the shoe when you open it on how to properly care of the vintage look. The only downside is that it is not comfortable. If you're looking for a comfortable pair, look somewhere else. This shoe is all about style, just like the 70's where bell bottom pants and the pontiac firebird was the hit. Always keep in mind that shoes made a few decades back will always be uncomfortable but the STYLE IS THERE! July 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by I finally found them!!! I have been looking for about three years now for a shoe replica of the ones Paul Michael Glaser and Ben Stiller wore in the TV show and movie Starsky and Hutch. It was a hard find and these were the closest. My father who grew up in the 70's remembered these shoes the day I brought them home. The are a comfortable fit and are amazing looking. Materials are a little different than I thought they would be, but besides that, the squeak of the rubber tong and the 70's style make them an amazing shoe very similar to Starsky's famous blue sneakers from the TV show and I'm glad I found them. Anyone who grew up with this TV show will need a pair of these shoes for sure. Glad I bought a pair, it was worth the money!!! Note: Yellow coloring on bottom wears off and turns white in areas. February 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sweet as Bought these a year ago. Surprisingly durable. Sole is holding up great as is the suede. If you want something light, neat and stylish that is tough enough to shock shock you, go for these. March 3, 2012
Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 17 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Finally! My Mom wouldn't buy them for me back in the day. I was 7 and a swimmer..... (if you know what I'm saying... ;-) Well...... My sneaker freak son told me to check the web site..... WHAM! I finally got them, mom! I wear shoes, never sneakers, but had to have them! I will be wearing sneakers this spring/summer. Bought two pairs. Just in case they are discontinued... Can never get enough of a good thing..... or pretend you are 7 again.... March 8, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great shoe, but... you guys REALLY need to bring back the SL 76. Without a doubt it was the finest sneaker/trainer/runner I have ever owned. I had two pair while I was an undergrad and did my first grad work at the University of Denver in the 70's, and used them training for intercollegiate rugby, fencing, and karate. They were fabulous! C'mpn guys, bring back the 76's in the green and yellow and I swear I'll buy 3 pair to start. May 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by best ever 2 words best ever. it is the best looking shoe and the most light and comfortable shoe I have ever worn. easy to run in and I can walk all day long in this shoe. I hope they keep making this shoe for a long time. I am going to buy 3 or 4 pair to keep them on hand. December 8, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by noisiest shoe ever This shoe is comfortable, retro styling cool, but makes a terrible and irritating noise when you walk in them. I wore them once, they drove me nut and I gave them away. May 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by best shoes I ever tried I really like the vintage shoes because they are stylish and so comfortable totally recommended February 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by I just love SL 72 ! very comfortable even on long distances, the word to describe this shoes is a classic style! February 13, 2014
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