adidas Originals continues the revival of the archival Continental 80 model this month, presenting the casual silhouette from 1986 in new essential colorways. 

In keeping with the shoe’s classic ‘80s aesthetic, this latest release retains the Continental 80 model’s classic leather upper and rubber cupsole construction. Other elements also hark back to the design aesthetic of the era, such as perforation marks on the toebox and sides, a branded ‘window’ below the lace eyelets featuring the Trefoil logo, and two-tone webbing tape along the sides.

An EVA midsole provides timeless comfort to complement the rubber cupsole, while Trefoil logo branding on the heel, tongue and midsole complete the picture. Offered in fresh colorways, the finished product is a classic archival adidas release that brings the enduring appeal of ‘80s Court style into a modern context.


The Continental 80’s new styles are available at adidas Originals stores, select retailers and online at