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  • Terrain


    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.

  • Arch support

    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.

    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.

  • Use

    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.

  • Price
  • Weight
    Men: 9.7oz
    Women: 8.3oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 8mm
    Women: 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.

  • Heel height
    Men: 27mm
    Women: 26mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 19mm
    Women: 18mm
  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal
  • Release date
    Oct 2016
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  • Adidas serves up a couple of changes in the 8th ride of the Kanadia. The completely revamped upper is the first thing that catches the eye for those who are familiar with the Kanadia series. In this version, the upper uses a relatively thick side panel to improve the shoe’s upper durability and locked down support.
  • A new mesh is in the works as well. It has slightly larger holes for added breathability since the side panels cover most of the shoe’s upper. A very large heel loop makes shoe entry and exit more convenient.
  • Adidas introduces a new Cloudfoam in the midsole that is a bit softer than before. It gives the shoe a more forgiving ride without taking away any significant snap from the midsole.
  • The outsole gets a boost by virtue of bigger lugs, particularly around the perimeter of the Kanadia 8. With bigger lugs in this area, quick turns or running uphill or downhill should be a bit easier with the new outsole layout.

The 8th incarnation of the Kanadia brings back the fit of the previous model with enhanced midfoot hold. Runners with average feet should have no trouble getting their most comfortable fit because of the decent toe room and adequate heel security. It runs true to size.

Adidas’ proprietary Traxion outsole in the Kanadia 8 uses moderately aggressive lugs all throughout the shoe. In this model, the perimeter lugs are a lot bigger than those found in the previous version for enhanced grip on uneven and rugged terrain. A nice mix of carbon and blown rubber provide excellent traction and durability.

The full-length and molded Cloudfoam midsole foam covers the entire length of the shoe. It is relatively thick and is made to be a bit softer by Adidas. The development will provide softer cushioning that does not diminish quickly over time. As the foam runs from the rear to the front, the transition from landing to take-off is also enhanced with this midsole design.

The upper of the Kanadia 8 is highly-recognizable because of the solid side panel that are directly connected to the laces. As the laces are cinched, the panel securely locks down the foot, which is great for stability and support when running on rugged terrains. The new mesh upper which can also be found in the popular Adidas road running shoe, Duramo 9, is a bit softer and also breathable. Adidas uses plush material around the ankle collar and the tongue for increased comfort. A molded sockliner enhances cushioning and support.