The redone silhouette comes with a unique eye stay panel and a one-of-its-kind translucent nylon tube that runs through the side of the laces. The upper is made up of lightweight mesh, silky suede and TPU overlays. Adidas’ trademark adiPRENE cushioning technology makes up the midsole, with a standard rubber outsole rounding things off.
In terms of style, the Ozweego has a lot going for it. The leather tongue with the Adidas Originals logo is a lovely addition;
the decorative lining — which glows in the dark — around the ankle and the laces is another excellent modern touch. But more than anything else, the Ozweego is built for maximum comfort, and the adiPRENE technology ensures exactly that. It’s the kind of ridiculous comfort that I’ve never come across in a proper running shoe, let alone a lifestyle
sneaker. You can wear this pair as long as you want and your feet won’t complain. And while Adidas has explicitly — and repeatedly — stated that this is not a sports or jogging shoe but a “fashion forward sneaker”, running in it might not be such an unpleasant experience after all.
The Ozweego will also delight a lot of people with broad feet. It’s not the most snug, but offers the kind of terrific breathability that will allow you to keep the pair on for long hours. It’s unusually wide and slightly sloping structure, however, does occasionally propel your foot forward despite you trying your best to keep it steady. But that’s taking very little away from a uniquely modern sneaker, one that perfectly fuses retro elements with a brilliant futuristic design.