Who should buy the Adidas EQ21 Run Cold.RDY
The EQ21 Run Cold.RDY from Adidas is a weatherized running shoe that's perfect for you if:
- you want a dedicated winter running shoe in your rotation
- you need a budget-friendly trainer
- you are looking for a shoe for daily runs and walks in the snow
Who should NOT buy the shoe
You can write off the Adidas EQ21 Run Cold.RDY if you already have a waterproof running shoe and don't want to spend a few extra bucks.
Runners who live in warmer climates and those with wide feet can also skip it. The weatherized upper can get too hot and does not have so much give.
Adidas EQ21 Run Cold.RDY: Excellently weatherized
The shoe's weather-proof upper, according to multiple testers, keeps the feet "dry and warm" during cold days. It has so much padding that heats up the feet.
The heel is also built high and the toe box is wrapped in weatherized material, preventing water from seeping through.
Runners describe the shoe's cushion as "cloud-like." The Adidas Bounce foam is so plush, some even claim that it took away the pain from their feet. Add in the shoe's tongue, it's clear that comfort is a priority.
Long-time users of the Adidas EQ21 Run Cold.RDY report that the outsole is so "solid," it still has no wear and tear after several miles.
Multiple runners agree that the shoe latches "excellently" on snow-covered surfaces. The grooved rubber outsole's tread bites "perfectly," resisting missteps and skidding.
Poor heel support
This daily trainer has no reinforcement in the rear for a locked-in heel clutch. Some critics have even experienced slips.
The Adidas EQ21 Run Cold.RDY runs small
From the midfoot to the toe box, the EQ21 Run Cold.RDY fits tight. This is especially true for wide-footed runners. The upper doesn't have much stretch to it to accommodate large feet.