- Featuring a more fashionable design, the Adidas Energy Falcon X is designed to deliver a combination of style and ultra-soft comfort. Like the Adidas Energy Falcon, the Adidas Energy Falcon X also utilizes the well-known midsole foam technology called the Cloudfoam for plush in-shoe comfort. 

- A rubber outsole is incorporated into the shoe for durability and protection. This material also offers good traction on various surfaces. 

- The TPU cage incorporated into the mesh upper made the Energy Falcon X more stable and comfortable than the Energy Falcon. 

Size and fit

The Adidas Energy Falcon X utilizes the standard shoe measurement to accommodate the usual expectations of consumers when it comes to size. However, it should be noted that some of the users felt that the forefoot section is a bit roomy. 

Other components that affect the fit of the shoe include the OrthoLite® insole, padded tongue, and shoelaces. These elements are designed to provide personalized and comfortable in-shoe feel. 

The shoe is available in various colors and sizes for both men and women versions. 


Providing extreme durability is AdiWear® traction technology incorporated into the outsole of the shoe. AdiWear® is a non-marking rubber material that provides reliable protection against small rocks and rough surfaces. This rubber material offers a balance of flexibility, abrasion resistance, and traction. Another Adidas running shoe that uses the AdiWear® technology is the Adidas Duramo 9.


To provide a soft and responsive cushioning, the Cloudfoam midsole technology is integrated into the Adidas Energy Falcon X. This soft midsole foam instantly conforms to the shape of the foot, providing a snug and well-fitted in-shoe feel. 

The shoe also utilizes OrthoLite® technology. This sockliner takes up the user’s foot shape to provide added comfort and underfoot protection. It does not absorb water, and it possesses antibacterial properties, which help suppress the growth of bacteria and prevent unwanted smell.


This road running shoe features a breathable mesh coverage that keeps the foot dry and comfortable for an extended period. The upper also includes the signature Adidas logo branding. 

Infused into the mesh upper is the thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) cage that offers stability and protection. TPU is a rubber-like material that provides durability and flexibility. 

The TPU cage and heel counter are working together to provide stability and keep the foot centered while walking or running. 

Padded collar and tongue are used in the shoe for added comfort and protection. These components help prevent irritation and rubbing. They also prevent small rocks and debris from getting inside the shoe. 

The Adidas Energy Falcon X also utilizes the traditional lacing system to allow the user to adjust the tightness around the shoe. 


How Adidas Energy Falcon X ranks compared to all other shoes
Bottom 26% road running shoes
All road running shoes
Bottom 33% Adidas running shoes
All Adidas running shoes
Bottom 27% neutral running shoes
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