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: 9.5ozWomen: 8oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 8mmWomen: 8mm
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.
WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
Release dateJun 2017
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Updates to Adidas Galaxy Elite 2
Similar to its predecessor, the Adidas Galaxy Elite 2 utilizes a breathable mesh upper with a synthetic leather coverage for comfort and security.
Adiprene delivers an improved cushioning experience during the run. Two versions of this foam technology are utilized in the mid-sole unit and they’re meant to make each step as smooth and comfortable as possible.
Also, its appearance is slightly minimalistic, unlike its previous model, which was a bit too showy and colorful.
Adidas Galaxy Elite 2 size and fit
The shoe is available in the medium width of B and D for men and women, respectively. It is basically designed for neutral road runners and has a standard running length.
Similar to the popular Adidas Duramo 9, the Adidas Galaxy Elite 2 utilizes AdiWEAR in its outsole. It is a non-marking rubber that’s characterized by toughness and flexibility. Its use in the outsole ensures a firm grip on level ground. The flexibility of the material allows easy foot-movements with safe landings, even at places where high strains may be experienced. Being non-abrasive, the material gives the shoe a long life.
ADIPRENE® is a cushioning unit that’s meant to deliver responsible cushioning to the wearer’s foot. It also has a shock-absorbing capability, which is helpful when it comes to the act of striking the foot on the ground. It is located in the heel area.
ADIPRENE®+ is a more responsive version of this foam technology. On top of its capability to cushion the foot well, it also has a propulsive nature, which is helpful when it comes to making the toe-off more energized.
A foam insole has been added to provide a bit more cushioning to the underfoot.
The upper utilizes a breathable mesh fabric that keeps the foot cool and dry because of its ability to accommodate airflow into the foot-chamber. It’s lightweight and it wraps around the foot snugly and securely.
The lace-up closure on the top with the synthetic leather overlay holds the foot firmly and securely in place.