Summary

We spent 7.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

10 reasons to buy

  • Majority of users find the Adidas Flashrunner to be extremely comfortable for long periods of walking and running.
  • Most commenters love the retro design and color selection of this sneaker.
  • This kick feels lightweight, according to several wearers.
  • Many sneaker fans say that this shoe looks great with almost any outfit from sporty to casual.
  • Some buyers appreciate the reasonable price tag of this shoe.
  • Several purchasers are satisfied that the Flashrunner from Adidas was exactly as it was advertised.
  • A few people are happy that the laces can go underneath the tongue.
  • This sneaker fits like a glove, according to some commenters. 
  • The Adidas Flashrunner shoe has good support from the base, according to a couple of reviewers.
  • The use of the mesh material on the upper because it keeps the shoe light and breathable.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Several consumers noticed that the materials used on this Adidas Original sneaker are not of good quality. 
  • Some users complain that they can see the outline of their toes sticking out when wearing the Adidas Originals Flashrunner. 
  • The upper material easily gets dirty, based on a few reviews.
  • Some sneakerheads notice that the heel of this shoe is wide and loose.

Bottom line

The Adidas Flashrunner is a lightweight, running-inspired sneaker with a vintage look, comfortable fit, and breathable upper. 

Likewise, it comes with great support from the base of the shoe. Fashionistas are also happy that this kick can be worn with almost anything. If you are looking for a sneaker that is on-trend and with a reasonable price tag, check out this Adidas shoe.

Facts

Style: Retro
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Adidas Originals
Closure: Laces
Material: EVA, Mesh, Nylon, Rubber Sole
Season: Spring, Summer
Features: Breathable
Price: $90
Colorways: Black, Pink, White
Size
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Available for women only, this sneaker comes in standard sizes from 5 to 11. It has a central lacing system, and as mentioned in some reviews, the laces can be slipped under the Adidas tag on the upper part of the tongue. Aside from hiding the laces, it also keeps the tongue from moving around when walking or running. 

Some men who want to cop this attractive Adidas kick may do so provided that they get a pair that is 1.5 sizes bigger than their usual size. 

The Adidas Flashrunner is inspired by the Dragon OG and takes style cues from 70s runners heritage. It boasts seasonal colors for a fresh, modern look with a retro twist. The nylon upper features soft and supple nubuck overlays. It has a thick midsole with a serrated outsole that is in line with the heritage style.

This Adidas Originals kick can be worn with skinny jeans and basic tees for a casual, everyday look. It looks great with shorts and skirts as well. Pair it with leggings or track pants with a hoodie or plain t-shirts if you plan on doing some exercise at the gym.

  Adidas Flashrunner Haze Coral

Complete your spring and summer look with the Adidas Flashrunner Haze Coral. It looks great with white or light-colored t-shirt dresses. This coral kick can also be paired with denim shorts, skirts, and pants for a truly sporty yet chic look.  

   Adidas Flashrunner White

There have been a few colorway releases since the Haze Coral shoe. One of them is the Cloud White/Core Black/Cloud White colorway. The upper in this variant is white while the Three Stripes and Trefoil logos are in black. Similar to the first release, the midsole is also white.

   Adidas Flashrunner White

Another fashionable release for the Flashrunner is the one in Core Black/Footwear White colorway. For the upper, this kick is covered in black while the Three Stripes and Trefoil logos are in white. The midsole is also white.

Unlike the Coral Haze, the white and black Flashrunner kicks can easily be paired with almost any shade of clothes. For light, pastel-colored OOTDs, the white Flashrunner will be a better option. If you want to go for the bolder and darker shades, then you can use the black Flashrunner.

At first glance, this sneaker looks very similar to the Adidas Flashback model. To differentiate it from the Flashback, the upper material of the Flashrunner is made of nylon with nubuck overlays, whereas the Flashback is dressed in mesh with suede details. Another giveaway is the Three Stripes and Trefoil logos which are white in the Flashrunner.  

The Flashrunner women’s shoe by Adidas uses EVA for its midsole. The expanded midsole gives the shoe an added boost in the height department.

Who would have thought that a shoe that was made in a scullery can spark a worldwide brand? In 1924, Adolf Dassler created spiked shoes for track and field in his mom’s washroom in Herzogenaurach, Germany. Shortly after, he was joined by his brother, Rudolf (who will later become the founder of Puma). Together, they formed the Dassler Brothers Shoe Factory. Adolf, Rudolf, and their father worked in a shoe factory. Because of this, they were able to use their experience and knowledge in making their own shoes. Adolf was the one who designed and made the shoes, while Rudolf was in charge of marketing and selling the shoes.

Unfortunately, the company did not last long because, in 1947, the Dassler brothers parted ways. They divided the company’s assets and employees. Adolf renamed the company to Adidas, which is a combination of his first and last name (contrary to popular belief that Adidas means All Day I Dream About Shoes). On the other hand, Rudolf started Ruda which he later renamed to Puma. Since then, the two companies have had a bitter rivalry against each other.  Their hatred and bitterness against each other eventually divided the people of their hometown. This lasted for 60 years landing Adidas vs. Puma on the 20th spot of Fortune’s 50 Greatest Rivalries of All Time.

A sad ending to the Dassler brother story is that the two brothers were never reconciled to each other. Although they were buried in the same cemetery in Germany, they were spaced as far apart from each other as possible.

Adidas was officially registered on August 18, 1949 with only 47 employees. The Three Stripes logo was acquired in 1952 from a Finnish company for 2 bottles of whiskey and the equivalent of 1,600 euros. At the time Adi Dassler died in 1959, Adidas has more than 700 patents related to sports footwear and equipment. 

  Adidas in the 70s and 80s

By the 1970s, Adidas has become one of the top athletic footwear brands in America. They have shoes for several sports, including football, running, skateboarding, soccer, and hiking. Nowadays, men, women, and even kids can cop a pair of Adidas sneakers. 

In the 1980s, the popularity of casual culture has risen to unprecedented levels. Also, sportswear fashion has revived the fame of some classic models like the Gazelle and Samba. The iconic Trefoil logo is used exclusively on the Originals apparel. A couple of decades later, the first ever Originals store was opened in Berlin. 

  Adidas today

The “All In” campaign was launched with the hopes of combining street, style, and performance. With that, the Originals covers Adidas’ heritage casual and sportswear items that emphasize on the vibrant history of the company and their timeless designs. 

A new addition to the many stylish athleisure shoes from Adidas is the Flashrunner. It is part of the Adidas Originals collection which also includes the NMD, Superstar, Continental, Stan Smith, EQT, and Samba. The first colorway to be released under the Flashrunner banner is the Haze Coral. 

The coral-colored mesh upper comes with nubuck overlays in the toe box and heel areas in the same shade. It provides a nice contrast against the white Three Stripes on the sides. Just like any other Adidas Originals sneakers, the Trefoil logo is conveniently placed at the heel of this shoe. Furthermore, the white, chunky midsole creates a one-of-a-kind look that will make heads turn as you wear this shoe to the gym or on the streets.

  • The Three Stripes logo is easily seen on both sides of the shoe.
  • The Adidas Flashrunner was released on March 2, 2017.

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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

daniel@runrepeat.com