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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.

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
$60
Weight
Men: 9.9oz
Women: 8.8oz
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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 9.3 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • The mesh material used in the upper unit covers the foot responsibly and even allows air to enter the shoe.
  • The overlay system has been stitched onto the upper, and they assist the main fabric in wrapping around the foot securely.
  • Runners appreciated the responsiveness and flexibility of the platform, which allowed their feet to feel well-cushioned.
  • Flex grooves are cut into the sole unit to provide more natural movement for the runner.
  • The outsole rubber protects the rest of the sole unit from the abrasive nature of the asphalt.
  • Different color schemes allow runners to have a shoe that’s more accommodating of their aesthetic preferences.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A few runners thought that the cushioning system wasn’t as springy as they’d hope.
  • Some noted that the upper material looked cheap, like a plastic material that’s glossed with reflective coating.

Bottom line

Quality performance for the daily runner and the casual shoe enthusiast is what the Adidas Duramo 6 is all about. It’s a solid option for those who are athletic and want to have a reliable running experience from a shoe that doesn’t have a hefty price tag. It’s a neutral shoe that works.


Rankings


Ratings

4.2 / 5 based on 530 ratings

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Expert Reviews

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81 / 100 based on 4 expert reviews

  • 80 / 100 by Run Pals • Run Pals • Level 4 expert

    Although the Adidas Duramo is not the best choice for road races or runs past 10k, the shoe can comfortably get you through cross-training in the gym or a muddy trail.

  • 84 / 100 by Runner Choice • Runner Choice • Level 3 expert

    Despite its affordable cost, Adidas was still able to feature a lot of quality, comfort and stability in the design.

  • 80 / 100 by Running Shoes And Advice • Scott Steven • Level 3 expert

    I believe Adidas wanted to make this a lastable shoe. There has been no tears from the outsoles all the way toward the upper.

  • 82 / 100 by Shoe Tiles • Shoe Tiles • Level 1 expert

    Adidas Duramo is a boom for runners due to its comfortable structure and durability. An ADIWEAR™ technology and flex groove allow the body to move naturally and motivates to cover kilometers with fun.

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Updates to Adidas Duramo 6

  • Made for the daily runner and the shoe enthusiast, the Adidas Duramo 6 features a solid set of technologies and systems that work together to make the running experience as comfortable as possible. The breathable coverage is easy on the skin, the mid-sole is well-cushioned, and the outsole brings responsible surface traction.
  • The upper unit of the 6th version of the Duramo features a mesh material that is soft and breathable. It doesn’t feel stiff or unwieldy to the foot, so it allows natural movement to take place. Air easily enters the interior chamber because of the open construction of this material.
  • The mid-sole material makes use of a full-length foam material that’s been developed by Adidas. It provides cushioning for the entire foot pad, making sure that it stays comfortable and free from impact forces at all times. It propels the foot forward because of its springy nature. It doesn’t break down easily, too.
  • The outsole unit is comprised of a rubber material that is responsible for protecting the rest of the sole unit from the potentially damaging nature of the asphalt. Surface friction can cause breakage to the components, so this layer shields it from such consequences. It is also responsible for the traction the runner gets when taking each step.

Adidas Duramo 6 size and fit

The Adidas Duramo 6 has a regular running shoe length. It comes in sizes that are fair to the preferences of men and women. The available width is medium. It is able to accommodate the runner with a medium sized foot. Its semi-curved shape follows the natural curvature of the human foot, allowing the wearer to acclimate well to it.


Outsole

ADIWEAR is an outsole technology that uses a high quality rubber material to protect the shoe from the abrasive nature of the roads. Used liberally in the Adidas Duramo 6, it ensures the longevity and efficacy of the mid-sole unit, protecting it from wear and tear. It is also responsible for traction, thus allowing the runner to be more in control of the surfaces.

Flex grooves are cut in the sole unit of this running shoe. They make sure to allow the platform to move along with the natural motions of the foot, preventing stiffness or rigidity from affecting the performance of the wearer.


Midsole

The ADIPRENE+ is a full-length mid-sole material that is responsible for the cushioning the foot gets when running. It is able to absorb impact shock during the landing phase of the gait cycle. It can carry the weight of the wearer, not breaking down easily in the process.


Upper

The upper unit of this running shoe makes use of Air Mesh, a breathable fabric that’s soft and flexible. It allows air to enter the shoe’s interior chamber in order to keep the foot cool and dry.

The inner sleeve is made of soft fabric, as well, thus preventing any discomfort or irritation from affecting the skin.

Additional snugness to the coverage is provided by the inclusion of overlays that are stitched onto the upper unit. Connected to the lacing system, these overlays wrap around the foot as tightly or as loosely, depending on the runner’s preferences.