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

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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.


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.


We spent 8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

20 reasons to buy

  • Most of the reviewers declared the Adidas Climacool 1 as a very comfortable shoe.
  • A great number of its users appreciated the sneaker’s stylish, good looks.
  • Many reported that the shoe is lightweight, a couple said the shoe feels like walking on air.
  • The sneaker provides good support, a few commented.
  • “Airy,” “breathable,” “supremely ventilated,” are some of the words several users used to describe the Adidas Climacool 1; marveling at how the foot is kept nice, cool, and fresh-smelling.
  • Many are happy with the shoe’s color/s and the wide selection of colorways it is being offered.
  • The sneaker is great value for money, a large percentage of the reviewers inferred, with some even saying the price had been a bargain.
  • A user considered the Climacool 1 a welcome bonus that wearing the shoe adds an inch of height.
  • The shoe provides a perfect fit, being true to size, a good number of reviewers noted.
  • One user reported that having worn the shoe right out of its box, no issues were encountered during a 14-mile walk.
  • A handful was glad the sneaker has been reissued, as they had been fans of the original Climacool.
  • Great to wear to work almost every day, reported a happy wearer.
  • The Adidas Climacool 1 performs well in various activities including at the gym, as a running shoe, for casual wear, as well as for long walks, some purchasers remarked.
  • Several of the reviewers noted that the sneaker is great for summertime given its active cooling and ventilation.
  • A few reported that the shoe is durable, practical and reliable.
  • The sneaker feels good to wear, a few users mentioned.
  • Many remarked on the good quality the Adidas Climacool 1 comes with.
  • A fan said the shoe is better than the original edition.
  • The shoe provides good cushioning, a few users pointed out.
  • One purchaser was glad that the sneaker goes well with most clothes.

5 reasons not to buy

  • A few disliked the amount of plastic material used, saying it was unnecessary and causes discomfort.
  • The sneaker is slightly stiff the first few wears, a couple of users noticed.
  • The plastic on the heel area rubs on heel, causing soreness and even blisters, a couple noted.
  • One was disappointed that the shoe looks great in pictures, but is cumbersome in reality.
  • The Adidas Climacol 1 has worse quality and design than the first version, a couple observed.

Bottom line

For those who are into progressive design, the Adidas Climacool 1 is certainly worth looking up. The shoe’s totally original aesthetics as well as its signature side panel ventilation unit, are sure head-turners. This sneaker is also a great option to those who want their feet to stay cool and smelling fresh especially during the warm summer months. The shoe promises a one-of-a-kind cooling experience for the entire foot with its 360-degree Climacool technology.



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Adidas Climacool 1 History

Born in 2002, the Climacool shoes represented an era of progressive design. The futuristic looking sneaker featured innovative, breathable materials that allowed the foot to “feel the breeze,” even allowing airflow through the mid and outsole. Before knit constructions became common, the Climacool was as ventilated as shoes could get.

Back then, consumers weren’t entirely ready for super-light, highly breathable sneakers, and so the Climacool might have been a little too far advanced. However, those attributes have become a staple to today’s performance footwear; added to that is the huge demand for resurrected styles.

It made perfect sense, therefore, that in 2016, the brand breathed new life into this style just in time for spring and summer, ready to impress a whole generation of fans.

Adidas Climacool 1 Style

The sneaker took the brand’s early 2000s running style, and adapted it for today. For comfort and exceptional breathability, this Adidas Climacool 1’s low-top silhouette features a textured, tech-inspired mix of materials.

Staying true to its origin, the shoe offers premium features that promote a great combination of performance and style. Without a doubt, the sneaker is performance ready, yet stylish enough to work it out on the social scene. Eye-catching details include the transparent overlays at the midfoot and toe areas, which also enhance support.

The Adidas Climacool 1 has colorways to offer everybody, from monochromatic black to more striking colors/color combinations. Whichever colorway is preferred, the sneaker has been known to go well with a variety of outfits including shorts, jeans and track bottoms.  Already, the shoe has become a spring/summer essential to many wardrobes.

Fit & Sizing

With an airy, padded mesh upper, this sneaker provides a ventilated fit. The Adidas Climacool 1 generally fits true to size, and is available in both men’s and women’s sizes, in regular width. Online, the shoe is available from sizes 4 to 14 for men, and sizes 5 to 11 for women.

Notable Features

Each pair of this low-top sneaker is equipped with the brand’s proprietary Climacool technology, providing a 360-degree ventilation system that cools the entire foot. The shoe also sports its signature three-stripe venting on each side.

For targeted impact absorption and support, ADIPRENE is installed in the forefoot. Adidas’ ADIPRENE is a highly absorbent material that cushions and protects, while ensuring efficient energy transfer and propulsion.

Additional Info

  • The shoe features an airy padded mesh textile and synthetic upper for ultra-light breathability.
  • The Adidas Climacool 1 features transparent thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) overlays at the toe cap and midfoot cage for added support.
  • For lightweight and soft cushioning, the sneaker features a compression-molded ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) midsole.
  • For added comfort, the sneaker utilizes textile lining.
  • The decoupled rubber outsole features a unique multi-directional tread pattern for superior traction no matter the surface.