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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Heel to toe dropWomen: 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.
Heel heightWomen: 24mm
Forefoot heightWomen: 14mm
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal, Wide
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- The Adidas Element V is a breathable running shoe that is also lightweight all over, thanks to its stretchable mesh upper and Cloudfoam midsole. This shoe is designed for neutral pronators or runners who have high arches.
- It has an ultra-breathable mesh upper that makes it suitable for running, especially during warm weather, as the material guarantees ventilation and air circulation to keep the foot feeling fresh and dry.
- The sole unit tandem of Cloudfoam and AdiWear® supplies an adequate amount of cushioning and support. The flexible nature of the sole unit allows the runner to go on long distances without worries, while its premium feel provides a luxurious sensation while worn.
The Adidas Element V provides an accurate fit according to the wearer’s usual size preference. It has an anatomical foot shape that allows the width to be precise as well. The Element V is specially designed for women, and it is available in medium width.
The AdiWear® rubber is one of Adidas’ proprietary outsole materials that is dedicated to bringing traction and protection to the und\erfoot. It has a durable characteristic that effectively shields the foot from abrasion and impact that might cause pain.
In the Element V, the AdiWear® has a layout that takes the form of blocks in a checkered formation, which makes it look similar to the usual appearance of StretchWeb rubber, another outsole material from Adidas. Such a design allows for an even distribution of shock, preventing tension-related pain.
The Cloudfoam material is made from a particular compound of ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA). The result is a midsole that provides a superb instep comfort, especially in the areas where it is most needed, such as the heel and the arch.
The Cloudfoam structure features a heel pad that gives an additional layer of underfoot cushioning. This material makes the Adidas Element V comfortable enough that it eliminates the need for extra inserts or other accessories.
On top of the Cloudfoam midsole is an Ortholite® sock liner that offers an elevated level of comfort and performance. Because of its antimicrobial property, the Ortholite® insole also controls odor and bacteria buildup, which is usually caused by moisture.
An air mesh upper gives the Adidas Element V a breathable and lightweight coverage. It also has a stretchable quality, which allows the shoe to adapt to the shape of the runner’s foot and provide a customized fit.
The numerous holes in the air mesh guarantee air circulation not only in an in-and-out fashion but also around the foot. It finishes off as a minimized-seam construction, with the aim of reducing skin irritation and discomfort.
The rearfoot and tongue have fabric pull-tabs, both of which work as an aid that promotes an effortless way of wearing and taking off the Adidas Element V.