The adidas Continental made its first reappearance in the brand's arsenal in 2018, under the new Continental '80s name. The "Retro" style release added the classic silhouette to the new Yung franchise, a series of old school adidas silhouettes from the '80s and '90s that have been revamped for a more modern look and feel. While the other pairs in this family, the Yung-1 and Falcon, were the breakout stars of the old-school line, the Continental '80s has established itself as the sleeper hit of the pack. While this may have something to do with Kanye West's strikingly similar adidas Powerphase retro from 2017, the Continental's premium construction and minimal racing striped look have made it a steadfast piece in many sneakerheads' summer wardrobes.
Smooth premium leather upper provides a clean look and snug fit.
Soft French terry inner lining makes for a comfortable ride and '80s aesthetic.
Logo window on the medial lace closures sport a slick adidas Trefoil badge for a retro look.
Perforated toe cap and quarter panels allows for breathability and better comfort.
The split rubber cupsole provides a stiffer, more locked-in fit and improves flexibility.
Lightweight EVA insert in the sole keeps the Continental feeling fresh by providing durable support.