Arch support
Daily running
M: 256g | W: 256g
Heel to toe drop
M: 10mm | W: 10mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


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.


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.


We spent 9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

11 reasons to buy

  • A good number of runners have used the Adidas Energy Cloud for gym workouts.

  • It is super affordable.

  • It is quite light.

  • Several users appreciated the comfortable fit of this shoe.

  • The numerous holes offer great breathability.

  • A midfoot cage that extends to form an external heel counter lock down the foot.

  • The Adiwear outsole provides excellent durability.

  • Several runners valued the shoe’s noticeable responsiveness.

  • There are numerous color options available.

  • It is great for all-day standing or for work, according to a good number of reviewers.

  • The shoe can really take a beating before it begins to show wear and tear, as reported by more than a few users.

4 reasons not to buy

  • A handful of runners noted that small pebbles often get stuck in the outsole of the Energy Cloud.

  • It doesn’t have good traction on wet surfaces, according to a few comments.

  • The heel feels a bit stiff for some users.

  • It runs a little smaller and narrower than a standard fit, based on the comments of a moderate number of runners.

Bottom line

Adidas offers a versatile and extremely affordable shoe in the Energy Cloud. It delivers great support, superb comfort, and more than adequate responsiveness for high-mileage runs or daily trainings. For runners who are looking for a shoe that shines in functionality without any hassle, the Energy Cloud should be a really great choice.

World wide, Energy Cloud is in the top 5% most popular running shoes. The brand, Adidas, is the 3rd most popular.

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83 / 100 based on 3 expert reviews

  • 85
    IIVisionIILevel 1 expert
    by IIVisionII
    They're really comfy. These look like Ultra Boost, but they are not.
  • 85
    Get Ready WorldwideLevel 1 expert
    by Get Ready Worldwide
    The reason why I like this shoe is because of the support, the comfort, the style, the color. I like it all.
  • 79
    On The DeloLevel 1 expert
    by On The Delo
    I would recommend… maybe half-a-size up.
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  • Joe Shop Zappos
    It has a durable rubber on the outsole.

Updates to Energy Cloud

An extremely reliable, no-frills shoe is there for the taking in the Adidas Energy Cloud. To pull of this performance, Adidas used basic features that are exceptionally well-executed. The upper mesh has numerous holes for a guaranteed cool and dry run in this shoe. It also has decent support and flexibility all throughout.

The support starts with a substantial midfoot cage that is also connected to the external heel counter. A simple pull of the laces and the midfoot cage holds the foot in security all the way to the heel. This makes every stride stable for running or for workouts.

The midsole offers soft, yet responsive cushioning. It makes daily training and piling on the miles a cinch with the kind of cushioning Adidas is using in this shoe.

Outsole durability is delivered by Adidas’ proprietary and reliable technology in the Adiwear. Runners are assured of at least a shoe that should have a long-lasting outsole performance.

Energy Cloud size and fit

The Energy Cloud’s fit is tailor-made for those with average foot measurements. There is great heel security while the midfoot hold is adequate. The forefoot is roomy enough for a natural splay of the toes and to cater to the needs of runners who go for long-distance running. It runs true to size.


The almost flat outsole of the Energy Cloud is covered mostly by tough carbon rubber for excellent durability. Blown rubber is used in the forefoot and around the midfoot for added traction. There are very shallow grooves around for improved flexibility.


Adidas’ cushioned and, at the same time, responsive midsole technology in the Cloudfoam runs the length of the midsole. It is moderately thick as it also forms part of the outsole. The transitions from landing to take-off are enhanced because of the full-length design. It has standard durability and is quite flexible.


The very simple upper of the Energy Cloud is almost entirely mesh with countless holes for optimal breathability. A TPU midfoot cage reaches back to the heel to connect with an external heel counter. They provide the shoe with excellent hold and support. The tongue and collar have moderate padding for improved comfort. Adidas uses a standard lace-up closure to maintain the runner’s personalized fit.


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