Facts

Terrain
Road
Arch support
Neutral
Use
Daily running
Price
$100
Weight
M: 257g | W: 221g
Heel to toe drop
M: 10.5mm | W: 10.5mm
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 6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

The good

  • Most of the comments noted how comfortable the Solar RNR is.

  • The price tag is affordable.

  • It has decent durability.

  • The Solar RNR is lightweight.

  • The flexibility is excellent with a touch of stability.

  • Several runners valued its versatility as a trainer and as a race day option.

  • The Boost midsole delivers unique and innovative responsiveness.

  • The breathability of the upper makes it ideal for hot weather excursions on the road.

  • A significant number of runners loved its design and appeal.

The bad

  • It runs a bit narrow, according to a few reviews.

  • Some runners wanted better traction on wet surfaces.

Bottom line

The Adidas Solar RNR is mainly a basic shoe that gets a premium performance from its ultra-breathable upper and the presence of the impressive Boost midsole. Runners can get a versatile trainer in this shoe with decent arch support, superior comfort, and dynamic responsiveness.



World wide, Solar RNR 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

3.8 / 5 based on 67 ratings

5 star
41%
4 star
23%
3 star
18%
2 star
10%
1 star
8%

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Expert reviews

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Updates to Solar RNR

A dynamic and super breathable ride makes the Solar RNR better than most wallet-friendly shoes. Adidas incorporates the Boost midsole, which is quite rare, in a shoe that is mostly designed for novice runners. The Boost guarantees runners an energetic run right out of the box.

Adidas also introduces a relatively lightweight stability trainer in this shoe. The stability feature is designed for those who love to take the responsive cushioning of this shoe for ultra-long runs. Neutral runners who may suffer a letdown in form as the miles pile up, can certainly look at his reliable and great-looking shoe.

Solar RNR size and fit

The fit is fairly standard for a trainer. There is sufficient room in the heel and the forefoot. Adidas makes the midfoot snug without being overly restrictive. Runners who prefer more wiggle room in the toe box can comfortably run in the Solar RNR. Medium is the available width of this shoe. The regular sizing can be had in options 6 to 15 for the men’s and 4 to 11 for the women’s.

Outsole

The outsole is covered with the top of the line AdiWear carbon rubber for maximum durability with a touch of traction. There are several grooves that add flexibility while the regular rubber configuration provides a full-contact platform for every stride.

Midsole

The popular and revolutionary Boost occupies the midsole. Made of blown TPU capsules, these energy pellets bond together at the exact time of every landing to cushion the impact and disperse shock. It flexes before takeoff for more dynamic returns.

Upper

The upper is minimal in nature with an AirMesh that is super breathable. Running in hot weather conditions is ideal because of the kind of ventilation the Solar RNR offers. A molded synthetic midfoot and heel overlay provide structure and support. Adidas’ iconic 3 Stripes form part of the plastic-like overlay. Cupping the heel is a molded TPU that enhances the stable ride of the shoe.


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