The official shoe of Rio 2016! Finally, the Adidas Contestant Rio Shoe is a martial arts training shoe that fits like a real one.
For years, these types of shoes have lacked style as they were designed for functionality-first. Once Adidas introduced their Contestant Shoe during the Summer Olympics, everything changed.
- Lace-less with an elasticated sock style ankle support
- Wider cut in the front part of the shoe
- Two-part Triax breathable out sole/mesh sole for maximum air flow
- Insole with midfoot support and secure heel loop
- Available Sizes: 7-12 with half sizes
- Available Colours: White, Red, Black
Adidas Contestant Rio Shoe Description:
What distinguishes this shoe from others, including the other Adidas models, is the material used in construction. Surprisingly, recycled plastic covers the majority of the shoe while the rest is covered with a breathable mesh. At the bottom of the sole, you will find air vents and meshing which greatly improves air circulation, keeping your feet dry and cool during training.
The most notable attribute of the Adidas Contestant Rio Shoe is the way the sole curls over the edges, just like a real sneaker. With older models, the sole fits only under the above material and is held together either by glue or stitching. This causes the sole to gradually separate from the rest of the shoe, fortunately, the Contestant Shoe is built not only for comfort, but for longevity.
Gone are the days of upping your sizing just to adhere to inconsistencies in the shoe manufacturing. You will be using the Adidas Contestant Rio Shoe wherever life takes you, not just for martial arts training, but cross training, fitness, and your day to day life, too!