Good to know

  • Adidas introduces the Energy Cloud V, a running shoe that aims to deliver a super plush ride, as each component is designed for maximum comfort and superior breathability. This shoe is highly recommended for running workouts, either in the gym or on the roads.
  • The technologies present in each part of the shoe’s construction prove that the Energy Cloud V makes comfort its top priority. With the Air Mesh material in the upper, ventilation and air circulation are guaranteed.
  • The midsole is made of Cloudfoam, which supplies the foot with cushioning without scrimping on support. It sits on an adiWEAR™ outsole that is flexible enough to allow the foot log long distances.

The Adidas Energy Cloud V has a standard running shoe length, and it is available in a wide variety of sizes. The forefoot and midfoot areas have a modest construction, offering a comfortable fit for runners with a narrow to moderate foot volume. The width profiles come in D – Medium for men and B – Medium for women.

Using adiWEAR™ technology, the outsole of the Adidas Energy Cloud V delivers a combination of traction and flexibility. This is the same outsole technology used in the popular Adidas Duramo 9.  It uses a non-marking rubber, which gives the shoe durability and high-resistance to abrasion.

The Adidas Energy Cloud V employs Cloudfoam cushioning in its midsole. The Cloudfoam is a unique ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) foam developed by Adidas itself. It is constructed with a heel pad in the midsole that promotes a unique experience in underfoot cushioning.

The Cloudfoam aims to provide superb instep comfort that eliminates the need for shoe inserts or other foot accessories. It readily offers internal support in areas where it is most needed – the heel and the arch.

The Air Mesh material used in the upper brings a breathable running experience, as the countless holes in its layout ensure air circulation around the foot. The article has a seamless construction to keep the foot comfortable and to prevent skin irritation.

A synthetic cage is present across the midfoot and heel areas to allow a locked-down feel. Aside from that, the midfoot cage provides a supportive framework for the shoe.

The heel area has a molded cap that enables a stable ride. It also protects the hindfoot from injuries.

The tongue and collar areas are both padded to give additional comfort for the wearer. They also work in preventing bruises, as well as keeping debris from entering the shoe.


How Adidas Energy Cloud V ranks compared to all other shoes
Bottom 17% road running shoes
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