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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 sneaker fanatics think:

17 reasons to buy

  • This shoe is available at an affordable price point.
  • Many reviewers praised the high-quality materials used in this shoe.
  • A large percentage of the reviewers shared that the Adidas Busenitz RX is very comfortable.
  • This pair generally runs true to size.
  • Some users praised that this does not need any break-in time. This shoe gives a fresh from the box comfort.
  • A couple of online buyers were happy to share that this model is available in half sizes.
  • Numerous satisfied buyers revealed that they would highly recommend this pair to their peers.
  • Few buyers praised the clean and straightforward design of the Adidas Busenitz RX.
  • Available in multiple colorways.
  • A very versatile sneaker, described by some pleased users. They shared that they can virtually use their pair from skateboarding to casual night outs.
  • The tongue doesn’t slide to one side thanks to the elastic bands that hold it in place, said few users.
  • A handful of reviewers praised the durability of this shoe.
  • A couple of satisfied users declared that this is one of the best Adidas sneakers ever released.
  • This shoe delivers superb support on the feet, said some users.
  • Some reviewers have applauded the unmatched board feel.
  • One user shared that the RX is better than the original Adidas Busenitz.
  • Many users noted about the excellent lock-in fit.

1 reasons not to buy

  • One reviewer shared that the lace snapped in half after few minutes of skating with his Adidas Busenitz RX.

Bottom line

Adidas introduces the new addition to the Busenitz line. The Adidas Busenitz RX displays an uncomplicated design infused with modernized tech to meet the performance demands of the professional skaters. It has a reinforced premium upper with upgraded lock-in features, thus offers an improved comfort and fit. The Busenitz RX straightforwardly gives support, stability, and durability at an affordable price point.


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Adidas Busenitz RX History

In the early 90s, Adidas launched the Skateboarding Footwear line, in collaboration with various skateboarders all around the world. The Three Stripes re-launched it in the mid-2000 and re-named it as the Adidas Skateboarding. This line consists of solid elite skaters, namely, Mark Gonzalez, Tim O’Connor, Lucas Puig, Mark Suciu and Dennis Busenitz. They usually draw inspiration from the impressive library of Adidas and reimagine it to suit the skateboarding demands.

Meanwhile, a German skateboarder named Dennis Busenitz started to establish his mark in the world of skateboarders. Adidas added him to their SB line and commissioned him to design and conceptualize a kick that matches his skateboarding style. He took inspiration from his favorite soccer cleat Copa Mundial and turned it into skate-ready footwear.

In 2016, the Three Stripes launched the “10 Years Anniversary” pack to commemorate the decade-long relationship with Busenitz. Seemingly, there is no sign anywhere that Busenitz will stop in creating footwear for hardcore skaters. In the middle of 2017, Adidas unveils the Adidas Busenitz RX that features a minimalist design but with an enhanced lock-in fit and durability. 

Adidas Busenitz RX Style

The low-top Adidas Busenitz RX is made with tonal pig suede upper sits on top of a crisp midsole. This pair has the iconic Busenitz tongue, but Adidas streamlined it to keep up with the overall upgraded profile. The gold-foil typescript on the side adds a luxe finish to this simple shoe. The panels and the stitching were also reduced to come up with a nearly seamless construction.

The tonal and uncomplicated design of Busenitz RX further enhances its versatility. Many wearers can be seen wearing this kick with virtually any ensemble. Jeans, skinnies, activewear, joggers and even shorts will look notable with this sneaker, while some pair this with their crisp trousers for an edgy look.

Fit & Sizing

The Adidas Busenitz RX is available in men’s sizes from 4 to 14 in medium width. This shoe runs true to size. It uses a tonal lace-up closure with flat laces for a personalized, secure fit.

Notable Features

The perforated stripes are one of the remarkable features of the Adidas Busenitz RX. Instead of representing the iconic 3-Stripe using solid materials, Adidas opted to use holes that outline the three stripes. This update not only enhances the uncomplicated look, but it also avoids the event when the stripe rips off when doing board tricks.

Additional Info

  • The Adidas Busenitz RX contains a cat-tongue lining that provides a lock-in fit.
  • The external heel piece adds durability and serves as an additional medial stabilizer.
  • It features a cupsole that was borrowed from the classic Spezial that works as an added comfort and protection.
  • The pig suede upper is reinforced with stitching details.
  • The elastic band found on the sides of the tongue holds the tongue in place even during rigorous activities.
  • It features the gold-foil Busenitz typescript on the side.
  • The Busenitz RX uses the cupsole which is considered more durable than the vulcanized sole. However, a cupsole is considered less flexible and doesn’t give good board feel. The cupsole is composed of single rubber layer, supported with glue and later on stitched to the upper.
  • The low-top profile of the Adidas Busenitz RX allows its wearers to maximize the movement on the ankle area.