Facts

Terrain
Road
Arch support
Neutral
Use
Competition
Price
$120
Weight
M: 232g | W: 208g
Heel to toe drop
M: 8mm | W: 8mm
Heel height
M: 29mm | W: 29mm
Forefoot height
M: 21mm | W: 21mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 5.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

The good

  • The CC Ride stays true to the Climacool aim of providing 360 degrees of ventilation.

  • The Adidas Ride is very flexible.

  • It runs so much lighter than its weight shows, as noted by several runners.

  • The cushioning is sufficient to absorb shock and to provide underfoot protection for long runs.

  • Some runners find the Climacool Ride as ideal for cruising along or for going on a fast-paced clip.

  • A few testers recommend the shoe as exceptional for a more natural running style.

  • A snug upper hugs the foot really well, according to a small number of runners.

The bad

  • A sizeable number of runners found the fit as too narrow.

  • The Adidas CC Ride is a bit expensive.

Bottom line

The Adidas Climacool Ride is an exceptionally versatile shoe. It has the makings of a race day shoe, but delivers enough underfoot protection and arch support for rigorous poundings during everyday training. While the sole is a bit firm, which is ideal for racing, it is also slightly forgiving for those high-mileage sessions.



World wide, Climacool Ride is in the top 50% most popular running shoes. The brand, Adidas, is the 3rd most popular.

Map: Shows popularity per continent based on 921 shoes


Ratings

4 / 5 based on 54 ratings

5 star
56%
4 star
10%
3 star
15%
2 star
12%
1 star
7%

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Expert reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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74 / 100 based on 6 expert reviews

  • 82
    RossLevel 1 expert
    by Run The Line
    Extra pressure means extra wear and so you will only be able to squeeze a few months of running out of the trainers.
  • 82
    Southern Bellas WaysLevel 1 expert
    by Southern Bellas Ways
    Minimalist upper promotes optimum ventilation and flexible tooling provides comfort and freedom of movement for screaming down the trails.
  • 82
    JenniferLevel 1 expert
    by Sweep Tight
    The springy bottom of the shoe is an awesome feature, as well!  I can definitely feel the extra bounce and cushion in my step. 
  • 77
    Men's HealthLevel 4 expert
    by Men's Health
    Suits runners who don’t overpronate because it is not built to provide exceptional stability. What we like about it, however, is the zigzag design of the sole, which gives it added flexibility.
  • 61
    Mario FraioliLevel 2 expert
    by Running Competitor
    If you’re a runner who needs a less flexible shoe with additional medial protection in the midsole and/or upper, the ClimaCool Ride just won’t do it for you
  • 61
    Jordan Fly WadeLevel 1 expert
    by Chris Littmann
    My biggest caveat, beyond sizing, is that runners should know their foot and their stride style before jumping into an ultra-light like the ClimaCool Ride.
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Updates to Climacool Ride

The Adidas Ride is part of the Climacool series that anchors its performance on its 360 degrees of ventilation. An exceptionally breathable mesh coupled by ports in the midsole and outsole allows air to circulate unhindered. As it is, runners can enjoy a sweat-free and cool ride, even if it gets really hot.

Adidas digs into the lightweight trainer category in the Climacool Ride. It has moderately high stack height with around 8mm heel offset. The shoe is Adidas’ way of introducing a really versatile option that caters to the needs of a multitude of runners. It has good enough cushioning for both heel and midfoot strikers to enjoy with the kind of heel differential that both types of runners will find comfortable.

The Climacool Ride can be used as a high-mileage trainer because of the sufficient cushioning and decent arch support while the weight of this shoe shows promise as a viable option for speed work.

Climacool Ride size and fit

The fit of the Adidas Ride is tailor-made for runners with narrow to medium measurements. Since the shoe is designed with speed in mind, Adidas made the heel and midfoot a bit snug while the forefoot is reasonably roomy. The average measurement means that most runners should be able to get a relaxing feel when running in this shoe. Adidas offers the standard D for men and B for women as the widths. The size is regular with options of 7 to 14 for the men’s and 5 to 11 for the women’s.

Outsole

A full contact outsole with substantial flex grooves from the heel to the forefoot dominate the underfoot of the Climacool Ride. Adidas uses its proprietary AdiWEAR rubber as it is superbly resistant to wear and tear with just enough traction for runners to vary their surface runs. The deep flex grooves are remarkably valuable as they add generous flexibility and make transitions a little smoother.

Midsole

Taking the important duty of providing responsive cushioning is the synthetic AdiPrene+. It is an Adidas-exclusive midsole foam that is very light and durable that should allow runners a long-lasting midsole with decent pop. Adidas perforates the midsole to work with the ultra-breathable upper for the 360 degrees of ventilation.

Upper

The Climacool series gets its name from its ultra-breathability. It begins with an insanely breathable mesh that also very light. For sophisticated support and structure, Adidas uses plastic panels around the midfoot. A dip into the shoe’s interior presents a plush fabric that absorbs sweat and moisture. Running in contrast to the flexible and seamless upper that hugs the foot is a stiff heel counter that securely holds the heel from any kind of slippage.


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