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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
    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: 8.5oz
    Women: 7.6oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Heel to toe drop
    Men: 10mm
    Women: 10mm

    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.

  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
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We spent 8.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • A budget shoe that is incredibly comfortable is personified by the Adidas Madoru, according to most comments.
  • An affordable shoe that works as designed.
  • The durability is what one can expect from a shoe that hovers around the inexpensive price range.
  • Some comments mentioned about the shoe’s plush cushioning.
  • There is enough flexibility in this shoe for a more natural ride, despite the prominent chunk of the midsole, based on some reviews.
  • There is a moderate pop from the plush cushioning as noted by several runners.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A few runners preferred lower numbers on the scale.
  • There were a handful of comments about the heel as too loose.

Bottom line

The Madoru runs under the radar in the lineup of Adidas shoes. Because it does not hug the headlines, runners who are looking for a no-fuss shoe with plush cushioning and comfort in a really affordable price may miss out on this option. The decent arch support and the durability of the outsole only enhance its appeal to runners of all levels.


Updates to Adidas Madoru

  • Adidas’ aim to provide entry level runners with shoes that can make seasoned ones envious is evident with the introduction of the Madoru. The shoe delivers a plush kind of cushioning with just enough zip on it that will not zap the energy of the runners.
  • The outsole is topped with premium AdiWear for a long-enduring run that can only make the comfortable runs even more enjoyable.
  • The shoe breathability is excellent courtesy of a really breathable mesh that molds to the foot of the runner. This upper makes the shoe excellent for hot weather runs.

Adidas Madoru size and fit

Adidas offers a spacious room throughout the shoe. The fit is still considered average, but will have no trouble accommodating those with slightly wider or inflexible fit. Part of the plush comfort in the shoe stems from the generous room in all areas. Available widths are medium, wide, and extra wide. Sizing is standard with options 7 to 14 for the men’s and 4 to 12 for the women’s.


The outsole resembles the StretchWeb version of Adidas’ premium outsole, but with added flex grooves. It is elastic and has excellent flexibility. The full-contact outsole enhances the transition from heel to the forefoot. Covering the entire outsole is the AdiWear rubber, which is often found in many of Adidas’ shoes because of its maximum durability.


A full-length Adiprene+ midsole foam covers the area for consistent cushioning and better movement through the gait cycle. It is made of lightweight EVA that also has superb durability and responsiveness.


An AirMesh upper greets runners when the Madoru is taken right out of the box. The superior breathability of the mesh makes it excellent for hot conditions to keep the foot cool and dry. Breathability continues with a leather-like cage that is perforated by small holes forming the Adidas logo. There are stitched overlays in the all areas for durable support and excellent security. Step-in comfort begins with the plush collar while the interior is lined with soft fabric.