Good to know

  • 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 running shoe's 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.

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.

Rankings

How Adidas Energy Cloud ranks compared to all other shoes
Bottom 40% road running shoes
All road running shoes
Bottom 48% Adidas running shoes
All Adidas running shoes
Bottom 42% neutral running shoes
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Popularity

The current trend of Adidas Energy Cloud.
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Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.