With the Continental, Adidas has reissued an authentic 80's classic from their archives. The silhouette served as an inspiration behind the Yeezy Powerphase, and the streamlined sneaker is distinguished by a simplistic fit, subtle details and durable leather.

 


 

 


 

With perforated details on the side panels, branding on the tongue and along the laces, as well as a characteristic, curved line in navy and red, the Continental 80 stands out - even in spite of a monochrome upper in black or cream.

 



 

 


 
With the Continental 80, Adidas has taken an alternate route from the futuristic Boost, NMD and Deerupt releases that have been predominant in previous seasons.​


 

By combing through their archives, The Three Stripes start this summer off on a fresh note. The Continental 80 emphasizes that this season’s coveted retro aesthetics works best when they’re authentic.