Summary

We spent 9.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

8 reasons to buy

  • The Adidas Galaxy 3 was comfortable, even for all-day wear, said most reviews.
  • Plenty of users appreciated the simplistic yet stylish design of the upper.
  • A lot of testers agreed that the shoe was of good value.
  • Many users said that it was versatile. Most used it as a sneaker, a shoe for work, for the gym, and for running.
  • Some runners mentioned that there was a good selection of colorways.
  • A majority of testers agreed that the fit was true to size.
  • Some reviewers said that they felt supported during their runs.
  • A lot of users concurred that it felt lightweight.

5 reasons not to buy

  • One user said that the 4E option wasn’t wide enough. Many users seemed to agree that options with wide width don’t fit well on wide feet.
  • Plenty of female reviewers said that the wide variation was a tad large.
  • One female tester observed a tear at the side of the upper. Her pinky toe was showing through after a month of usage.
  • Another reviewer saw that a hole formed at the top of the big toe after only four months.
  • A user said that the shoe displaced his weight. It put most of it on his heel which caused a bit of pain.

Bottom line

The Galaxy 3 by Adidas proved to be a versatile neutral shoe used in a variety of activities such as walking and working out. There were only a few who used it for running. Because of its minimalistic upper, it was also commonly used for daily use or as footwear for work. Some felt that the wide version didn’t fit wide feet well, but many still agreed that the shoe was of good value. The quality was good enough for its price.

Facts

Update: Adidas Galaxy 4
Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Weight: Men: 10oz | Women: 8.4oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 10mm | Women: 10mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Use: Jogging
Strike Pattern: Heel strike
Distance: Daily running | Long distance | Marathon
Heel height: Men: 26mm | Women: 26mm
Forefoot height: Men: 16mm | Women: 16mm
Brand: Adidas
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Price: $60
Colorways: Black, Blue, Green, Grey, Multi, Pink, Purple, Red, White
Size
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  • Adidas’ Galaxy 3 sports an updated upper. The mesh material was retained to maintain optimum ventilation. However, the overlays were improved to better support key areas of the foot. Stitching reinforced the forefoot area on the Galaxy 2. On the newer version, synthetic overlays were placed on the tip of the upper to protect the toes, and the FITFRAME 3D-molded TPU was added to increase stability around the heel.

The Adidas Galaxy 3 comes in standard lengths. Runners will be able to get a pair using their usual size for running shoes. For the width, on the other hand, it has more options. Wider widths are available for both male and female runners.

The ADIWEAR rubber which is also found in the popular Adidas Duramo 9, makes up the outsole of this shoe. This material is a non-marking rubber, appropriate for indoor wear. It offers high-wear durability, protecting the underfoot and preventing early signs of wear and tear.

The tread pattern makes it possible for the shoe to have good grip and traction on common and flat surfaces. Also, with different flex grooves, the outsole is able to retain its flexibility, moving together with the runner’s every move.

Cloudfoam is an Adidas technology that delivers premium comfort. It makes up the midsole, providing a good amount of cushioning that aids in attenuating shock as the runner’s foot lands on the ground. Because this material provides plush cushioning, it is fit to support the weight of users with a bigger build and a wider foot. 

The upper is made up of mesh material which promotes ventilation within. This material enables air to move in and out easily, making the inside environment cool and dry. The mesh also has a stretchable characteristic, delivering a customized feel to any foot shape.

The inside was covered with a breathable mesh lining which enhances the fit as well as the in-foot comfort without sacrificing the breathability.

To strengthen the upper, a FITFRAME 3D-molded TPU was added. TPU stands for thermoplastic polyurethane, a class of plastic with strong yet elastic properties. This was specifically placed on key areas on the upper for reinforcement without compromising flexibility.

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