There’s Tiro 17, Tiro 19, and Tiro 21. There’s also funny sizing. So how does a mom know just what to get?
Your son wants to wear Tiro pants this summer. But some mothers know just what to get and where, others are still looking for guidance (and links). So, due to your requests, we’ve put everything we know about Tiros into this post (and if we missed anything, feel free to comment below and share info).
There’s pros and cons to this trend.
Pro: A mom doesn’t need to search around anymore for pants or shorts that their son finds acceptable. Not that it’s necessary to wear Tiros exclusively, but it does make it easier when all she needs to do is let him pick the same pants in a few different colors. Add a few t-shirts and their summer weekday wardrobe is done.
Cons: They’re probably more expensive than the alternative (depending on what you were buying before).
About the Styles
Every couple of years, Adidas introduces a new style. The fit is just about the same, baggier at the top of the leg and tapered at the bottom. There’s a zipper on the bottom which has some function. And, there’s the iconic stripes down the sides. The Tiro 17s were a half stripe style with some mesh around the waist. They are not typically available anymore. The Tiro 19s, which are still available, are a full stripe style with an asymmetrical strip of fabric across the front of the leg. The Tiro 21s have a three-quarter stripe down the side and a piece of mesh over the top of the stripes. Really, it’s all the same. Boys who are wearing the same clothes every day all winter long, though, like when there’s something that’s “new.”
One notable difference: The Tiro 21s do not come in the popular black on black color, so if one does want all black Tiros, you need to grab some 19s.
About the Fit
Adidas pants are known to run large. For example, a boy who is a size 8-10 will start to wear a size small (until he reaches size 12 likely). A medium will definitely fit a boy who is wearing sizes 12-16 or more. The Adidas sizing chart is not particularly accurate. We found that the larger boys’ sizes are larger than the smaller mens sizes. So, if your son needs something bigger than a medium, but the large is too large, try the mens’ x-small or small.
There are also toddler/little kids sizes and they likely overlap with the xx-small and x-small.
You might need to buy a couple sizes and return the first time.
About the Quality
When boys play rough, like any other clothing, Tiros will tear. But if they do make it through boy #1, they’ll still look great enough to pass on to boy #2. We’ve had boys pass along Tiros (miraculously, it’s a hand-me-down they actually accept).
Where to Buy
Adidas.com will have the largest range of styles and colors, except the Tiros will be full price and coupon codes are not usually applicable.
Amazon will discount (or sometimes charge more), but it’s sometimes hard to find which listing has which colors and sizes available.
Zappos is very organized and they have most sizes and colors. But again, no discount on the 21s.
Kevin’s Dealz, a link we once posted, is selling Tiro 21s at a good price in youth sizes, for delivery at the end of the month.
Here is where you can find each style in different size categories.