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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.

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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.

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

13 reasons to buy

  • Many were pleased with this shoe’s comfortable in-shoe feel.
  • Nearly all were impressed with the sneaker’s unique and stylish design. A few added that they liked the no-toe-cap look of this iteration.
  • The Adidas Matchcourt RX gave an instant board feel, more than a handful revealed.
  • The shoe’s grippy sole lasted for a long time, a significant number mentioned.
  • Others thought the sneaker was made of top-grade and durable materials.
  • The shoe looked exactly as advertised online, several noted.
  • When worn for skateboarding and long distance walking, the sneaker held up, a large number observed.
  • It provided great support, one wearer disclosed.
  • The Matchcourt RX felt comfortable right out of the box, some expressed.
  • The two-toned color schemes looked vibrant and appealing, a couple of buyers remarked.
  • Those who did flip tricks using the shoe confirmed that it offered a lot of precision.
  • The shoe is light and breathable and is perfect for summer, based on several reviews.
  • Various retail stores are selling this model at a discounted rate.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A small number of wearers informed that the shoe fits larger than their usual choice.
  • Width-wise, the Adidas Matchcourt RX runs wider than expected, less than a handful advised.
  • The thin tongue of this shoe wrinkled easily and felt uncomfortable, some users noted.

Bottom line

Skaters who are on the lookout for a clean and stylish lifestyle shoe that is breathable and light yet durable enough for skating need not look further. The legendary brand, prompt to respond to their fans demands, has updated the famous Matchcourt to make skating during the summer bearable.

Crafted with a suede and mesh upper, the Adidas Matchcourt RX, with its new low-cut design and no-toe cap look, has captured not only the attention of skaters but also the respect of sneaker fanatics in general. Priced at $75, many consider this as a steal for its affordability, versatility and durability, not to mention its good looks.



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Adidas Matchcourt RX History

Skateboarding started in the year 1940’s. Interestingly, skate shoes were only created more than a decade after this thrilling sport was invented. However, the absence of proper footwear did not stop those who are passionate about this sport from performing their heart-stopping flips.

During that time, basketball shoes were the shoe-of-choice of skaters. Mark Gonzales, aka “Gonz”, an American pro-skater who was once named “The Most Influential Skateboarder of all Time”, chose Adidas Nizza as his go-to skater shoe. The Nizza was a classic vulcanized canvas court sneaker introduced in the year 1975.

It was only in the 1990’s when global brands, Adidas included, joined the technical skate shoe world. Classic silhouettes like the Stan Smith and the Superstar were re-engineered to meet the demands of the sport. The Nizza, a favorite of skate legend Gonz, was also updated and led to the creation of the Adidas Matchcourt.

Introduced in December 2015, timeless high-top silhouette was created with a rubber toe cap for added protection and enhanced durability. It also offered improved comfort and grip.

The recent iteration, dubbed as the Adidas Matchcourt RX, however, removed the toe cap and replaced the upper’s forefront with suede for maximum control. Released in April 2017, this shoe, which flaunted a low-rise profile, remains popular for its high performance and fashion-forward style.

Adidas Matchcourt RX Style

Look stylish while performing exhilarating board tricks with the Matchcourt RX. Its minimalist style pairs well with jeans and shorts, hoodies and tees.

You can also consider wearing this rendition the next time you run errands or walk around the city. Made with a breathable canvas and equipped with a cushioned molded EVA sock liner, this shoe promises to surround your feet in comfort all day. Thus making this casual/skater shoe a reliable everyday and summer footwear.

Fit & Sizing

Expect this sneaker, with an upper made of all-canvas or a mix of canvas and suede, to supply the support you require to carry-out your board tricks. It also ensures to give adequate toe space.

The Adidas Matchcourt RX, which commonly runs true to size, is only available in men’s sizes 4-14, Medium width. However, the fairer sex can still opt to buy this model by getting a pair that is a full size or 1.5 size smaller than their usual choice.

Notable Features

Aside from the shoe’s vintage-style silhouette, the Matchcourt RX is also recognized for its grippy vulcanized gum outsole. This provides the shoe precise board feel. To complete its look, the iconic three-striping was also added on the lateral and medial side.

Additional Info

  • Foxing of the shoe is double-wrapped for increased durability.
  • It also includes removable insoles and an extra pair of laces.
  • Secure, snug fit can be achieved with the Matchcourt RX’s traditional lace-up closure that includes flat tonal laces.
  • “Adidas Matchcourt” callout can be found on shoe’s heel. Further branding can be seen on its tongue.