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  • Terrain

    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.

  • Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

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

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / 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.

  • Use

    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.

  • Price
    $70
  • Weight
    Men: 7.8oz
    Women: 6.7oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 12mm
    Women: 12mm

    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.

  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal
  • Release date
    Unknown
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  • The Modulate is part of Adidas’ Climacool series that features unmatched breathability through 360 degrees of ventilation. Besides having an ultra-breathable mesh, the sole and outsole of the running shoe are lined with numerous ports to allow unhindered airflow that is sure to guarantee a cool run in the hottest conditions.
  • Adidas places this line in the middle of the Climacool series for those who love the specs of a traditional neutral shoe but without its usual weight. It has an old school type of stack height with a 12mm heel difference, but is also very light that it can even double as a race day shoe for those who are used to running fast in high heel-to-toe offset. Based on its price, Adidas aims to provide entry level runners a shoe that is very comfortable and extremely functional.

The generous fit of the Climacool Modulate offers runners a very comfortable platform to train or to race. While the space is quite generous, it is not sloppy by any means. With this kind of fit, most runners will find their comfort zones out of the box. Medium is the available width of this shoe. Size runs true with options for the men’s between 7 to 14 and 5 to 11 for the women’s.


Adidas’ abrasion-resistant and non-marking rubber compound in the adiWEAR covers the entire outsole. It provides decent grip on the road and exceptional durability. The Modulate gets a good amount of flexibility from the flex grooves in the forefoot. These grooves also enhance the rear to front cycle of every stride. As the finishing part of the 360 degrees of ventilation, the outsole has several ports for air to move freely.


A standard EVA covers the entire midsole for adequate durability and cushioning. Adidas incorporates the Formotion Technology in the midsole or the pair of sliding plates that adjusts every landing for lesser impact and quicker transition. Again, the midsole has perforations as part of the shoe’s ultra-breathable features.


A near seamless and ultra-breathable Cool Ever Mesh provides excellent upper coverage. The iconic 3 stripes act as the main midfoot feature that give structure and support to the shoe. Breathability continues in the presence of the heavily-perforated sockliner. For some traditional kind of support, the heel is reinforced by a heel counter to really cradle the foot and eliminate heel slippage. Runners will love the moderately-padded ankle collar and tongue for a really comfortable ride.

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