Rated 5 out of 5 I love the shoe
I had a pair of these back in the 80's and I loved them then and I love them now!
June 13, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5Â by DKFresh Old School
I used to wear these back in the 70's when I played on the tennis team in middle and high school; must have gone through five or six pairs back then. Loved them for tennis; love them even more now. Very comfortable, nostalgic, and casual/stylish. Not using them for tennis, although they seem to offer a lot of support, but a great all-around everyday athletic shoe.
Makes me tempted to purchase some bell-bottoms..............
April 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Randy M Classic
About four weeks ago I ordered these from Nordstroms, I liked the irst pair so much I ordered another pair in another color. I was so happy with them I looked on the Addidas site and ordered two more pair in different trim colors. So I guess you can say I love them.
September 10, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Laver Lover My all-time favorite shoe, on-court and off
I got my first pair of these back when I was 13 years old (in the mid 70's) and wore them all through high school tennis. I'm a toe-dragger and would burn through the front of a set of shoes in no time. Rod Lavers were the only shoes that would last any amount of time on the hard court. Inevitably I'd wear the Lavers out as well but they were the most durable of all the shoes. Tip for toe draggers: Once you've burned a hole in the toe, you can extend the life of the shoe by cutting a tennis ball in half and using Shoe Goo to glue the half tennis ball onto the toe cap. I've gotten several years of life out of a pair by replacing the tennis ball occasionally.
When I recently returned to playing tennis after 25 years away from the game and went to buy some shoes I jokingly asked the store clerk where the Rod Lavers were (thinking they'd been gone for years) but he said "Right over there". I was thrilled to find Adidas had brought them back. Lavers cost about half of what current tennis shoes cost, so you can pick up two pairs of Lavers for what you'd expect to pay for one pair of modern court shoes - wear one pair for the court and one for casual wear. If you're going to use these to play tennis (particularly on hard court) I'd advise getting a good set of shock absorbing insoles and maybe getting a half size larger shoe to make sure you've got toe clearance from the front of the shoe.
These shoes can be pretty slippery on carpet when they're brand new so you need to get the sole roughened up a bit before wearing them indoors.
Now Adidas has introduced a bunch of cool new variants of the Lavers (Summer, Winter, etc.). I'm going to be wearing Lavers all the time now.
April 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Texas Select Highly recommeend *****
I have been wearing Rod Laver Adidas shoes since they were introduced in 1970.I will keep wearing until I am gone or Adiidas stops making them - hope that NEVER happens !!
In fact I might still have the original pair.I wear them evryday . I still have people stop me on the street and ask about them. I give them out as presents and people ask for more.
They are the very best !!!
October 15, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Chris.M A Summer Shoe
These shoes are the ideal "summer shoe."Very lightweight and made of a mesh material.
Not great with jeans, but still a good shoe. Also, lower cut than I thought.
July 5, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5Â by KeoG love them
I had these sneakers in the blue trim about 1 year ago. I really liked them but could not find them in stores at my local mall. I looked online in the website and found them. I ordered my size and they came in about 5 days after getting the email that said it was shipped. They fit great and Im thinking about getting the same pair with the green trim soon.
February 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Sweet Papa Chicken Best shoe for streetdance and everyday wear!
I have been wearing Rod Lavers for years and have been dancing in them for just as long. Rod Lavers are hands down the most comfortable, lightweight, durable and useful shoes I have ever had the pleasure to own. You might however, have to buy a pair in one or two sizes bigger because they run in unique European sizes that are smaller than regular American standard sizes. But once you find your correct fit, they will feel incredibly impeccable to wear. What I feel is so amazing about these shoes is that they have been around for decades and Adidas never changed the formula even with all the advancements in technology that has came and passed time after time. These shoes were decades ago and still today, way ahead of their time by every means. I am a street dancer who has for years, danced among the best of the best dancers in the world. Having great useful shoes are some of the most important tools that a dancer might need in order to perfect their craft. Rod Lavers are perfect for floor gliding, spins, shuffling/footwork, tip-toeing, and dynamic air moves because of their lightweight structure, extreme durability, and awesome ability to glide across smooth floors. Rod Lavers are also the most perfect wearing shoes for either work or just wearing all day for what ever you do. I have been obsessed with this shoe and owned just about every kind of style and color that Adidas has made of this particular model. I however, thought that it was totally ridiculous when Adidas had released this same particular model with the heavy rubber outsoles which made the shoe heavy, clunky and useless. I am so glad that Adidas went back to their original formula with their only one of a kind in the world PU outsoles that signifies the shoe besides the overall style that makes this shoe unique unlike no other. I love when Adidas releases other kinds of shoe models with the same type of PU outsloe material formulas that the Rod Lavers are made of. Many other shoe companies have and still today, try to copy the the Rod Laver for it's unique and simple style but none will ever match the "ORIGINAL" formula that Adidas has created. I hope in the near future that Adidas will release the Rod Laver on the mi Adidas site for total customization. I've been on a campaign for a long time asking Adidas to include the Rod Laver in the mi Adidas line and they have yet to consider my request. Perhaps if enough customers including Adidas themselves read my review, then perhaps everybody else might want to campaign and request the Rod Laver to be released and included in the mi Adidas line. I know for certain that it would go over huge if it was released in the mi Adidas line because it is one of the most popular shoe models that Adidas has ever released and I know that I'm not alone in knowing that. So come on Adidas what are you waiting for? In all, I am so glad that Adidas has never discontinued the Rod Laver because this shoe has a true original and unique purpose that signifies Adidas with the world.
July 24, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5Â by E.Ramos Great shoes, great service
I was very happy with this product. I bought them for my boyfriend. He loves them! They are super confortable and can be work with pretty much anything!
The customer service department of adidas.com is so helpful! I ordered them by phone and it was a superb experience really. I will most likely do so again.
January 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Grandslam Best tennis sneakers for Achilles tendon problems
The heel area of the Rod Laver sneakers lower than almost every tennis sneaker on the market and is very comfortable and helped overcome an Achilles tendon problem. The other sneakers tended to press on the Achilles area causing it to swell and hurt after play. The sneakers are also great on most surfaces.
September 4, 2012