DiscontinuedUpdate: Adidas Galaxy 3
Neutral / cushion / high arch
Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.
Stability / overpronation / normal arch
Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.
Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet
Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.
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Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.
Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.
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If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.
WeightMen: 10ozWomen: 8.4oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 10mmWomen: 10mm
The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.
There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.
Heel heightMen: 25mmWomen: 25mm
Forefoot heightMen: 15mmWomen: 15mm
WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
Release dateJun 2017
Updates to Adidas Galaxy 3.1
- 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.
Adidas Galaxy 3.1 size and fit
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.