The adidas Ozweego has been through many generations in its 14-year-long lifespan. Originally dropping in 1996 as a lightweight runner, the Ozweego acted as the developing medium for many of the Three Stripes’ now-famous technologies. From adiPRENE cushioning to the Torsion midsole, the Ozeweego has seen a lot, not to mention being the model of choice for Raf Simons’ game-changing luxury retake.
When a shoe has been around — and popular — for as long as the adidas Ozweego has, it becomes a sort of time capsule. Take the waving sole unit, for example — that's a remnant from the first-ever Ozweego. Or the undulating leather strips that run along the eyelets, mirroring the waving shape of the midsole and outsole? They're still there. If you look hard enough, you can see the ways in which this iconic model has evolved over the years, and that only consolidates our reverence for this stalwart of adidas footwear.
In honor of the enduring appeal of the adidas Ozweego silhouette, we’ve rounded up our favorite iterations of the shoe. From the technical concepts used for the Ozweego Zip to immaculate tonal white versions, this is a celebration of the adidas Ozweego and what it has become.
Shop the best of adidas Ozweego below.
Ozweego Metal Grey
This smooth and well-curated color palette hinges on the soft contrast between a Feather Grey upper and Vapour Pink hits to the midsole.
Ozweego Glow Orange
Go loud and proud with this pair in a tonal pale orange. Styles well with dusty colors, making vintage pieces the perfect companion.
Ozweego Vapour Steel
We can't get enough of these washed-out palettes. This faded, blue-green colorway goes by the name of Vapour Steel.
When all else fails, a triple-white color scheme will save the day. This super-clean pair is timeless thanks to the spotless leather uppers.
Ozweego Zip Grey
Get in on the hiking trend with the Ozweego Zip. A busy upper features a wider lacing system with a guard across the vamp while a zip closure along the eyelets is your way in and out.
Ozweego Zip Red
Employing a more pared-back color scheme, this pair of adidas Ozweego Zips retains the multi-fabric uppers and beautifully hectic lacing system.
Natural-tone colorways have taken off in 2020 as we've all realized how easy it is to style a versatile, earth-tone palette. This pair, anchored by a Trace Cargo hue, is rounded out with a gum outsole.
Ozweego Tech Clear Granite
A three-dimensional technical upper gives this pair of Ozweego Techs a definitive '00s edge. Engineered cushioning not only offers a memorable visual but also a very comfortable ride.
Ozweego Tech Bliss
If you're a regular on the Highsnobiety sneaker pages you'll know we're always drooling over off-white colorways and this Ozweego Tech is no exception. It's just so wearable.
Off-white, burgundy, and Collegiate Green combine for a varsity winner. The retro palette contrasts with the futuristic silhouette for an impactful finish.
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