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Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

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.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

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.


We spent 9.3 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

10 reasons to buy

  • The Adidas Hoops VS Mid is a highly recommended shoe with high overall ratings.
  • Most of the buyers were pleased with its excellent quality considering its affordable price.
  • There were buyer comments noting that this is a great shoe for everyday use.
  • Many buyers appreciate its stylish look. There are reports from some reviewers that this shoe gets them tons of compliments from other people.
  • One reviewer emphasized that the Hoops VS Mid looks way better in actual than in the photos posted online.
  • This particular Adidas shoe is very comfortable, as attested by the majority of the purchasers.
  • Several buyers consider this shoe as one of their best purchases ever.
  • Some buyers appreciate the support provided for by the mid-cut silhouette of this Adidas shoe.
  • Many reviewers agree that the Adidas Hoops VS Mid is a good shoe for those with flat and wide feet.
  • Some purchasers were pleased that it is easy to clean.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Some buyers were a bit disappointed that the Hoops VS Mid is only available in limited color options.
  • A few reviewers did not like that the synthetic leather upper tends to crease or wrinkle.
  • A few reviewers also said that although this shoe looks great, its insole is somehow thinner and not as comfortable as the other NEO shoes as it does not have the OrthoLite sock liner.
  • Some reviewers commented that this shoe runs small and that one should order this a half size bigger than usual.

Bottom line

The Adidas Hoops VS Mid is generally a well-liked shoe by many, mostly by younger consumers. It is applauded by the majority of its users not only for its affordable price and comfort, but also because its overall style suits the current trend in fashion. Although some users were a bit disappointed that it has limited colorway options, the materials and mid-cut silhouette still make it one of the highly-sought and highly-recommended shoes on the market to date.   



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Adidas Hoops VS Mid History

The Adidas NEO, a sub-brand under the Adidas group, is a fast fashion label of the brand that offers casual footwear and apparel. It links sports fashion with the current trends in fashion, with the youth, as young as 14 to 19-year-olds, as its target audience. It aims to provide a wide range of products at a much lower price point than other Adidas products, considering the spending capability of its target market. It was launched officially in July 2008 initially in China and the USA, but eventually reached out to other countries as well. To be able to connect and relate to the youth, it signed teen icons like Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez as its brand ambassadors.

One of the shoes included in the Adidas NEO sub-brand is the Adidas Hoops VS Mid. Inspired by a popular Adidas basketball shoe, it features a synthetic leather upper in a mid-top silhouette and lace-up closure.

Adidas Hoops VS Mid Style

The Adidas Hoops VS Mid is a mid-cut sneaker based on a basketball shoe silhouette. It has this trendy look that gives a sporty vibe to a casual outfit. It can be worn casually with a pair of pants, joggers, jeans, or shorts.

Fit & Sizing

The Adidas Hoops VS Mid is a men’s shoe that is available in sizes 6.5 to 13 in D - Medium width. It provides ample ankle support, excellent hold and overall support because of its basketball DNA in the form of a mid-cut silhouette. Additionally, the lace-up closure allows a more customized and secure fit.

Notable Features

One of the most notable features of the Adidas Hoops VS Mid is its upper in a synthetic leather material with the signature Adidas three stripes branding. It has contrasting color accents and its midsole bears stitching details.

Additional Info

  • To allow foot ventilation, the toe box of the Adidas Hoops VS Mid features perforation details while the collar is made of mesh material.
  • There are Adidas brandings on the midsole, on the heel, and on the tongue.
  • Other features include textile lining and collar and a rubber cup sole. The outsole also has a pivot point for quick movement transitions.
  • It has an extra lace strap on the tongue for a more secure fit.