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The Adidas Cloudfoam QT Racer low-tops feature soft mesh uppers with panel overlays. The overlays contain a five-pair eyelet lacing system with round laces for a secure fit. 

There is not much arch support to be found in these kicks, which may be remedied by getting custom inserts. 

The low-profile construction allows ample movement for the ankles, and combined with the lightweight feel, may be suited for activities that require lots of quick movements. 

The Cloudfoam QT Racer shoes have a sleek, low-cut profile with a very definite sporty vibe. The sneakers look great with a tracksuit, jeans, and shorts. They also look fashionable with a pair of leggings and a denim jacket. Some specific style tips below:

Match stretch selvedge denim jeans in a dark blue shade with a printed long-sleeved blouse and the Adidas Neo women's Cloudfoam QT Racer casual shoes in a navy colorway (Collegiate Navy/Collegiate Navy/White).

Black jeans, a light green top, a light brown jacket, and Cloudfoam QT Racers in the Olive Green colorway would look amazing together.

Capri pants, a long-sleeved shirt in a pink shade, and Adidas Cloudfoam QT Racer shoes in black (Black/Copper Metallic/White) have a sweet and laidback look.

A cotton skirt in a light hue, your favorite white tee, and Adidas’ women's Cloudfoam QT Racer kicks in Ice Purple (Ice Purple/White/Light Granite) would be the perfect outfit for a day out with friends.

Adidas Cloudfoam QT Racer women's shoes are supremely comfortable and won’t make you feel you are just paying for the brand name. These kicks can stand on their own worth, and when it comes to comfort, they truly shine.

From a midsole technology, Adidas extended the capabilities of the Cloudfoam to sock liners as well. The Cloudfoam QT Racers feature Cloudfoam Memory sock liners and combined outsoles and midsoles that give the feet excellent step-in comfort. It also doesn’t hurt that that these shoes come in one stylish package that looks ready to take on any activity that you set out to do.

In 2010, Adidas conceptualized a “Route 2015” strategic plan for the company’s sustainable growth. One of the plans for growth involved creating a more targeted approach for the brand’s younger consumers. This resulted in the NEO line (NEO stands for new), which debuted in Germany in 2012. The new Adidas sub-category did this by providing fresh products to their young consumers who are constantly on the lookout for something new.

The original goal of the NEO line was to deliver new products to their stores almost every day of the week for an endless supply of fresh inventory and also to set up their business as a fast fashion retailer. The primary target of the business is the 14-19-year-old age group, who are easily swayed by the current fashion trends, and who change outfits just as fast as the new trendy thing comes in.

The brand defines the NEO line as new by definition, in concept, and in spirit. It also claims that the NEO line is embodied by these four traits: fun, fresh, active, and connected. And the outfit-driven collection is truly outstanding when you measure how comprehensive their product offer is. This range debuted in 2012.

  Cloudfoam technology

Although the NEO collection is mostly driven by its clothing products, the range also includes footwear and accessories. The line is perhaps famous for debuting the outstanding tech known as the Cloudfoam, which was designed to give the user a responsive ride and superior cushioning. The Cloudfoam is an EVA compound placed in the midsoles as underfoot cushioning. It works by adding an internal kind of support for the wearer’s arches and heels, lessening the need for resorting to custom inserts.

The brand debuted the tech in 2016 with the launch of its NEO Cloudfoam silhouette. True to NEO style, the shoes were launched with the help of famous YouTubers Amanda Steele and Marcus Butler in the brand’s “Step In” campaign.

This new silhouette more than lived up to its promise. The Cloudfoam in the shoes’ midsole cushioning system resulted in very light shoes that allowed their users enough comfort to last them a whole day’s worth of walk without a heavy weight to hold them back. A definite must-have for active, younger people who are always on the go.

  Adidas Women's Cloudfoam QT Racer Shoes

Public reception of the Neo Cloudfoam shoes—and the tech itself—was encouraging and the brand promptly applied Cloudfoam to many of their silhouettes under the NEO line, which incidentally is now known as Sport-Inspired. Some of these Sport-Inspired collection models include the Adidas Cloudfoam Advantage, Cloudfoam Super Flex, and of course, the Cloudfoam QT Racer.

  • Cloudfoam QT Racers feature mesh uppers, textile linings, and synthetic suede heel patches.
  • The sneakers come in several colorways including core black/carbon, black/gold, core black/silver, grey/white, grey/grey/silver, white/silver, mystery ruby/carbon, trace blue/white/black, and more. 
  • Some models feature two-tone uppers, and most feature the Three-Stripe branding in a contrasting shade.


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