Summary

We spent 8.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

11 reasons to buy

  • The Adidas Galaxy Trail is very comfortable, based on the comments of most reviewers.
  • It is super affordable.
  • The traction is great, according to a large number of comments.
  • It is breathable protection, as noted by some runners.
  • Several runners appreciated the excellent security and support on the trail in this shoe.
  • The Cloudfoam midsole offers adequate cushioning with clear responsiveness.
  • The moderately aggressive lugs enhance leverage and grip on rugged trails.
  • More than a handful received compliments about the stylish looks of the Galaxy Trail.
  • It is available in 5 colors.
  • Some runners also use the Galaxy Trail for hiking.
  • The durability is top notch, as reported by many reviewers.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some runners noted that it takes time for this shoe to dry.
  • A handful experienced hot spots in the forefoot or around the toe box.

Bottom line

The Adidas Galaxy Trail is another solid offering for trail runners who value a reliable, supportive, durable, and very comfortable training partner. While it does not have the bells and whistles of other trail running shoes, the performance is decidedly as Adidas designed it to be. This is a versatile shoe that can handle short runs or high-mileage running with equal ease. Few shoes have this kind of very affordable price with the performance of a much more expensive price tag.

Facts

Update:
Terrain: Trail
Arch support: Neutral
Weight: Men: 9.1oz | Women: 9.1oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 7mm | Women: 7mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Use: Jogging
Strike Pattern: Midfoot strike
Distance: Daily running | Long distance | Marathon
Heel height: Men: 25mm | Women: 25mm
Forefoot height: Men: 18mm | Women: 18mm
Release date: Nov 2016
Brand: Adidas
Type: Low drop
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Price: $60
Colorways: Grey, Black, Blue
Size
Small True to size Large
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Rankings

A top rated Trail running shoe
A popular pick

  • Adidas relies on tried and tested technologies in the Galaxy Trail to offer a more than functional work on rough trails. A moderately aggressive outsole makes it an ideal Adidas trail running shoe that can take the runner from the door to the trails. It handles technical terrain, grass, and soft ground rather well.
  • The breathable mesh assures runners of a cool run, even in humid conditions.
  • Adidas strategically places the stitched overlays to provide maximum support and security. The overlays also guard the foot against abrasions.
  • The Cloudfoam midsole delivers soft cushioning that remains responsive. Additionally, the foam does not compromise weight despite the very good cushioning and durability.

The Adidas Galaxy is standard in length. When it comes to width, runners with average feet should have no trouble finding their most comfortable fit in this shoe. The midfoot hold is great with decent security in the heel. Adidas offers sufficient room in the toe box for the toes to splay.


A rather sticky rubber covers a large portion of the outsole in the Galaxy Trail while the heel and part of the tip of the forefoot have a sturdy carbon rubber. The forefoot to the heel is filled with moderately aggressive lugs that provide multi-directional grip on different surfaces. Running on grass, soft ground, and small rocks should be no problem with this outsole.


The Cloudfoam, which is used in many of Adidas’ entry-level and popular shoes like the Duramo 9, is utilized in this shoe as well. It does have average durability, but the cushioning is soft and responsive altogether. The full-length coverage means that the landing to take-off movements should be enhanced.


Adidas offers an upper construction that is a nice blend of style and functionality. A very breathable mesh and leather-like overlays form a big part of the upper. The overlays are strategically placed for maximum comfort and support. One overlay in the forefoot, which also holds the last part of the lace, also makes up the substantial toe protection. A prominent heel tab makes shoe entry and exit easy and quick. Both the tongue and the ankle collar have sufficient padding, which add to the plush feel of the Adidas Galaxy Trail.

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