Facts

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 high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who need arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal 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
$90
Weight
Men: 10.5oz
Women: 8.5oz
Heel to toe drop
Men: 10mm
Women: 10mm

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.

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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:

5 reasons to buy

  • A majority of users commented on how comfortable the shoes are when worn.
  • The cushioning felt adequate, most of the testers accounted.
  • The Adidas Duramo Lite was worn as a casual sneaker as well as a gym companion by several testers.
  • It’s a great starter shoe for light running and cross-training, based on various testers’ reviews.
  • Users were glad to say that the shoes are budget-friendly.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A number of female testers noticed how big the shoes were when worn. Most of these ladies got their shoes half a size smaller than usual.
  • The shoes felt small for some male purchasers. They ended up getting one size bigger than what they were used to.
  • Some users have observed that the upper of the shoes were easily damaged only after a few months of wearing them.

Bottom line

The Adidas Duramo Lite is a neutral road running that’s light and breathable, perfect for various exercises and daily running sessions. Because of its minimalistic design, it can also be worn as a casual sneaker during rest days or work days. Whatever the case, the Adidas Duramo Lite is a good choice for shoes with a versatile purpose.


Rankings


Ratings

4.4 / 5 based on 175 ratings

5 star
67%
4 star
14%
3 star
5%
2 star
3%
1 star
5%

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Updates to Adidas Duramo Lite

  • The Adidas Duramo Lite was designed with a sense of simplicity. The design is understated, with the synthetic overlays matching the color of the upper of the shoes. The same overlay gives the shoes some structure and adds to its durability. The classic three bars logo from Adidas is also added as an accent to the shoes’ overall design.
  • The upper is made up of a lightweight mesh material which promotes maximum breathability to the foot. The mesh also gives some degree of comfort as it hugs the foot with just the right amount, following its natural form.
  • The outsole is made up of an Adidas developed material called Adiwear. This technology offers high-wear durability and non-marking characteristic to the outsole of the Adidas Duramo Lite.

Adidas Duramo Lite size and fit

The Duramo Lite is available in standard shoe sizes for both men and women. The same goes with the width the shoes come in. They are available in D –medium and B-medium for men and women, respectively.


Outsole

The outsole of the Adidas Duramo Lite is made with a durable rubber that has been developed by Adidas. They call this technology as Adiwear. The company usually places this rubber under sports shoes to promote durability and long-lasting wear. This is the target for the Duramo Lite’s outsole.

The pattern of the outsole permits mobility and flexibility of the feet without much resistance from the shoes. This is made possible by several grooves and indentions that have been calculatedly placed on different target areas under the feet.


Midsole

The midsole of the shoes was crafted using a foam material that provides moderate cushioning. This amount of cushioning gives the shoes a comfortable in-shoe feel while providing shock absorption with every step.


Upper

The air mesh upper of the Adidas Duramo Lite elevates the breathability and airflow of the shoes. The mesh material also adapts to the shape of the foot, providing a comfortable fit to the wearer.

The synthetic overlays help form the upper of the shoes. It helps define the outline of the shoes while giving it a degree of durability. This overlay runs from the lateral areas of the shoes going to the heel. The same overlay material can also be found on the toe cap.

The textile of the inner walls and the insole of the shoes are made with a soft, comfortable foam. This foam provides a good amount of cushioning.

The collar and tongue of the shoes are padded, providing that extra amount of comfort.