The futuristic Tubular Series by adidas leads the way for a whole new generation of sneakers. Inspired by adidas’ rich running heritage but definitely bringing some fresh excitement by stepping away from traditional design standards, the adidas Tubular range is one of the most exciting sneaker collections available at the moment.
The thrilling Tubular range is a good sign of where adidas sneakers are headed in the near future: bold, progressive designs, sleek uppers, premium materials (including all the latest adidas Knits), overall ““less is more” approach with a strong dose of technology mixed in. As a matter of fact, the adidas Tubulars are named after the shape of their brilliant engineered outsole, a full concave bi-density EVA tooling reminiscing of inner tire tubes and providing intense drive and cushioning. Read more
The designer of this Tubular concept, Nic Galway, based is creative approach on pushing the envelope in terms of technology. He took a trip to adidas’ archive, spotted a few design elements from unreleased gems of the past that he liked but that never made it to production due to their sheer manufacturing complexity at the time. Enabled by today’s plethoric production methods, Nic Galway could finally resuscitate some long-forgotten ideas that now all live within the adidas Tubular’s DNA.
Take the ground breaking Tubular sole for example, “It was a great idea back in the day, but manufacturing it was slightly complex because it was simply too far ahead of its time.”
Different Tubular Models, Different Tubular Personalities
The different Tubular models all offer a twist on the trademark slimmed-down, stylish “lightweight boot” Tubular look, possibly reminding of adidas x Y-3 or even adidas x Yeezy creations.
The Tubular Runner is a great place to start if you need to get used to the Tubular aesthetics: stripped down upper, two-tone midsole, raising tongue… The Tubular Runner is definitely the sportiest of all Tubular models.
Bridging the gap impressively between athletically inspired footwear and fashion statement, the adidas Tubular X is a masterpiece that will assuredly become an icon of our generation of sneakerheads. Superb materials, sophisticated outline, cord laces, techy look and feel, one-of-a-kind sole… The Tubular X is the bomb! Also have a look at its equivalent for Women, the Tubular Defiant.
Keep your eyes peeled for the newest adidas Tubular models to come in the coming months, including the much anticipated Tubular Doom, Tubular Nova and more. In the meantime, peek at our adidas Tubular collection below, including many exclusive models.