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Road

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

Trail

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.

Competition

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.

Summary

We spent 6.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

10 reasons to buy

  • Most people who tested the Adidas Leonero were extremely pleased to find it comfortable. One person said it felt comfortable right out of the box.
  • A lot of consumers rated the Leonero as very stylish, with a few commenting that the retro styling looks spot on.
  • Many reviewers noted the shoe’s reasonable price point, saying that it gave good value for money.
  • The shoe’s quality got a thumbs up from quite a number of testers.
  • According to several buyers, the shoe’s color combination is especially nice. Some commented that the colors looked more beautiful in person and that they go well with most outfits.
  • Testers liked that the shoe came in a variety of colors.
  • A few users mentioned that because of the shoe’s style, it could easily be worn dressed up or down.
  • A number of people reported that the shoe felt lightweight on the feet.
  • Two people loved that the Leonero made a great skate shoe. One skater stated that he gets an excellent board feel out of his pair.
  • A couple of customers said the shoe surpassed their expectations. One added that he bought another pair because he liked them so much.

6 reasons not to buy

  • A significant number of Leonero users had to send back their shoes to be replaced with a bigger size. They said the Leonero felt too narrow.
  • A few people complained about the tight fit. Most of them had to get a half size to a full size bigger shoe.
  • Two users complained about the shoe’s tongue. They said it could get abrasive and rub against the front of the ankle.
  • One person had a problem with the shoe’s laces. He said it looked waxed and came untied all the time.
  • Another tester mentioned the shoe’s heel is a little too loud when walking.
  • A buyer warned other users to be careful when walking during wet weather. It seems the shoe does not have very good traction.

Bottom line

Comfort and style go hand in hand with most Adidas shoes. The Adidas Leonero is no different. Coming from a company with several decades of quality sports shoe making experience, this is to be expected. The Leonero works well as both a leisure footwear and as a skate shoe. It has an affordable price that many users love. The only thing that holds it back is its narrow fit, but this can also be seen as an advantage for some skaters. Going up a size higher is recommended for people with wide feet.


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Adidas Leonero History

During the 70s to the late 80s, not many shoe brands marketed explicitly to the skateboarding community despite their growing numbers. However, that changed in the mid-90s when skateboarding began to be viewed by many as a legitimate sport. Big companies like Adidas took notice and began manufacturing innovative products geared towards this growing industry.

The Adidas Leonero is one such example of a skater-inspired shoe. It is a street-ready footwear with a classic silhouette that mixes suede and textile materials to come up with a durable upper. It has a rubber cupsole for a supportive and stable ride. Adidas took key elements from football shoes and added these to the slim, clean design of skate shoes to deliver something totally new for the skateboarding market.

Adidas Leonero Style

The Adidas Leonero perfectly complements street clothes such as hoodies, jeans, pants, and shorts. Made with the skateboarding community in mind, any skate-ready outfit will look good when paired with these shoes.

Fit & Sizing

The Adidas Leonero is available in men’s sizes only. Sizes offered are in medium D-width and range from 6-14, half sizes included. As a skateboarding shoe, it offers a nice balance of flexibility, mobility, and support.

Notable Features

The Leonero mixes soccer style with skateboarding function. The shoe features an outsole with a directional herringbone tread pattern which gives the shoe enhanced board control and traction. A die-cut EVA sock liner provides the shoe with support and cushioning while a contrast cupsole gives it stability and support. A rubber outsole, signature 3-stripe detailing, padded footbed, and leather and textile uppers round out the shoe.

Additional Info

  • The shoe weighs 10 oz.
  • Colorways include Dark Grey Heather/White, Mesa/Core Black, Collegiate Burgundy/Black, Mystery Blue/White/Gum, Multi, Black/White/Bluebird, and White/Core Black.