We spent 8.5 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

8 reasons to buy

  • Several testers were satisfied with the lightweight nature of the Adidas Galaxy 3.1.
  • A user narrated that the shoes were so breathable that an actual breeze can be felt going inside the shoes.
  • A good number of users were impressed with the level of comfort the shoes provided.
  • Some reviewers stated that the Adidas Galaxy 3.1 was efficient for work, light running and indoor workouts.
  • A significant number of users appreciated the sleek design of the shoes, with some saying that the design looked high-end.
  • One reviewer walked in the shoes for 3 miles every day, going to work. The reviewer narrated that blistering or chafing did not occur.
  • A few reviewers said that the shoes are great for wide feet.
  • The shoes are of great value, according to a majority of users.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A consumer complained that the fit wasn't as he had expected; the shoe felt uncomfortably tight.
  • Contrary to many people's feedback, this running shoe’s mid-sole didn't feel very comfortable for one tester.

Bottom line

Even though many consider the Adidas Galaxy 3.1 as an entry-level shoe, it’s a solid and effective option as a gym partner, a casual sneaker and an everyday running shoe. The price tag on these shoes are reasonable considering its style, usefulness, and the level of comfort it offers. The shoes definitely offer great value.


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: 25mm | Women: 25mm
Forefoot height: Men: 15mm | Women: 15mm
Release date: Jun 2017
Brand: Adidas
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Price: $50
Colorways: Black, Blue, Brown, Grey, Pink, Red
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  • The Adidas Galaxy 3.1 is a neutral road running shoe. It’s a pleasant update from the Adidas Galaxy 3. Both shoes look similar but on closer inspection, the most apparent difference would be the uppers. The Galaxy 3.1 has a woven upper with synthetic paneling that provides next-level ventilation.
  • The insole has been upgraded from Ortholite to EcoOrtholite. The specifications remain the same – anti-microbial, manages moisture, highly breathable, washable, and provides long-term cushioning. But the EcoOrtholite is more environmentally friendly due to its bio-based formulation.

The Adidas Galaxy 3.1 comes in standard sizing for both male and female runners. Runners should be able to get the shoes in their usual size preference. The same goes with the width of the shoes. The usual B-medium and D-medium widths are available.

The Adidas Galaxy 3.1 has a gripped outsole. It has plenty of flex grooves and lines to provide users with moderate traction. These lines and indentions also make it possible for the shoe to go with the foot’s movements when walking or running.

The shoes’ midsoles are equipped with Cloudfoam technology. Cloudfoam is a material that’s soft enough to provide ample cushioning and comfort to the foot while in motion. It’s very lightweight and doesn’t add to the weight of the shoes. This material is also durable and can provide users with a softer foot strike.

The Galaxy 3.1 has been designed with a woven upper with synthetic paneling. This allowed the shoe to be very breathable. Because air can circulate better, users will be able to enjoy lesser hot spots when wearing the shoes. With the exception of the overlays, the entire upper of the shoes, including the tongue, is made with the woven material.

Synthetic overlays were added as extra support to the midfoot and heel. The overlay on the midfoot also caters to the lacing system, ensuring a secure fit and preventing the shoe from accidentally slipping off.

The inner walls of the Galaxy 3.1 are lined with a comfortable textile that provides the foot with just the right amount of padding. It is not too plush nor too thin, but still, provides users with a comfortable in-shoe feel.

The insole of the shoe is EcoOrtholite. This type of insole is environmentally-friendly because its formulation is bio-based. It provides extra cushioning, it manages moisture inside of the shoe, and it has antimicrobial properties. All of these insole features ensure that the environment inside the shoe is healthy.


Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.