Can’t get enough of that boost cushioning? We’re sharing the best adidas running shoes for everything from your daily training runs to race-day favorites.
adidas has been in the running game for over 80 years (longer than you’ve been running!). In their early days, they helped propel world-class athletes like Jesse Owens across the finish line. They continue to be a mainstay in the running community (they’ve been a sponsor of the Boston Marathon since 1988). I think we can all agree that they GET running. But which adidas running shoes are best for you?
We’ve categorized our favorites by what they’re best for – from daily training runs to race day. Read on to find the right adidas running shoe for you:
Best For Every Day Running: The adidas Solar Glide 19
We love training in the Solar Glide 19. It’s a great shoe for daily running and features responsive boost cushioning that provides solid underfoot energy. This means that during those runs when you’re just not feeling it at all, you’ll get a literal boost to help you along. Nice, right? Our San Diego HQ runners who tried the Solar Glide 19 also liked the solar propulsion rail. This helps guide your feet forward during runs. Ultimately, we felt this shoe provided the right combination of support, energy return and cushion perfect for daily training runs. It’s a smooth, propulsive ride.
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Best For Long Runs: adidas Ultra Boost 19
This shoe is an adidas fan favorite for a reason. Yes, it’s stylish, but it’s also got extra boost cushioning. The Ultra Boost 19 has 20% more boost cushion. This shoe also feels different from its predecessor – it’s springier. This is because adidas updated the torsion spring to offer more propulsion during toe-off and modified the Stretchweb outsole to improve traction by 20%. And that upper. It’s SO comfortable. adidas uses a Primeknit 360 seamless upper that expands and supports your foot as you move through your run (perfect for inevitable foot swelling during longer runs). It’s also a really breathable shoe.
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Best For Supported Runs: adidas Solar Boost ST 19
Runners in need of stability shoes typically exhibit mild to moderate overpronation. Overpronation can be identified via the wear patterns in your running shoes. If you notice that most of the wear is along the inside of your shoes, you’re rolling your feet inward while running and should consider a shoe that offers a firm medial post to help control the inward roll. The adidas Solar Boost ST 19 has a supportive heel construction that keeps your heel in place without limiting your range of motion. Another bonus: adidas used ARAMIS technology (used by NASA, BMW, and Boeing) to capture the foot in motion. Sounds fancy (which it is), but to break it down for you, this means that this shoe was designed for the natural movement of the foot. It avoids pressure points and areas of irritation for a comfortable, stable run.
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Best For City Running: adidas PulseBoost HD
If you’re a city runner, you’ve probably stumbled through some sharp turns or had to stop on a dime thanks to a driver who wasn’t paying attention. City running means you have to tackle turns, quick stops and acceleration expertly. The adidas PulseBoost HD does all three while providing ample energy return (for longer city runs) thanks to springy, adaptable boost cushion. It’s also got some exciting tech additions. This shoe connects to city guides and routes with AR technology and offers nutrition guidance via the QR code built into the tongue of the PulseBoost HD. And if you’re running on pavement regularly, you’ll find that the denser boost midsole is responsive and stable.
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Best For Race Training: adidas Adizero Adios 4
The adidas Adizero Adios 4 was designed by Japanese shoemaker Omari to be used by world-class marathoners. This means they’re fast. They feature a locked-down fit made for racing and fast training runs. The mesh is super light and breathable but still provides the necessary support for both shorter training runs and long-distance racing. It’s got a lightweight, smooth, stable feel and transitions nicely from landing to toe-off. We liked how smooth this shoe felt. If you want fast, this is the one for you.
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Best For Recovery adidas Adilette Comfort
Few things are better than peeling off your running shoes after a particularly long, hot slog. For an ultra-luxurious experience, we highly suggest you treat yourself to a pair of slides built with recovery in mind (slides, but make them recovery). The adidas Adilette Comfort basically gives your feet a post-run massage. It’s cushioned with a Cloudfoam footbed that’s super soft – perfect for tired feet. Pair with a beer for prime relaxation.
What are your go-to adidas running shoes? Comment below telling us which ones you’re loving right now.
Find the Right Shoe For You
Want to know which adidas running shoe is the right shoe for you? Take 2-3 minutes to run through our online SHOE FIT FINDER. You can also call 800.551.5558 or drop by your hometown store and we’ll guide you through your personal fitting.
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