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.
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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.
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If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.
WeightMen: 8.2ozWomen: 7.3oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 8mmWomen: 8mm
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.
Heel heightMen: 29mmWomen: 29mm
Forefoot heightMen: 21mmWomen: 21mm
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
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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.
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
Minimalist upper promotes optimum ventilation and flexible tooling provides comfort and freedom of movement for screaming down the trails.
The springy bottom of the shoe is an awesome feature, as well! I can definitely feel the extra bounce and cushion in my step.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.