Facts

Terrain

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.

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 high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who need arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal 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.

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.

Price
$75
Weight
Men: 11oz
Women: 11oz
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.

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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 9.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

8 reasons to buy

  • Most customers thought the Adidas Powerblaze was very comfortable; one such person commented that the shoes felt nice, even after ten hours of wearing them.
  • The majority of people mentioned how these shoes had a fairly good energy return.
  • A few runners liked how these shoes fit around their feet—it was neither too tight, nor too loose.
  • A few purchasers also appreciated the light weight of these shoes.
  • A runner highlighted that the shoes had good traction properties and were perfect for running on wet pavements.
  • A distance runner commented how the Powerblaze had the right kind of heel cushioning.
  • A user said that his feet remained comfortably cool and dry during his runs and workouts.
  • The aesthetic looks of this shoe gained positive remarks.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A person with high arches commented that the shoes did not provide sufficient side support; he also felt his feet sliding on the padded insole.
  • A purchaser reported that some parts of the Adidas Powerblaze had started to wear off after only a few months of use.
  • A user felt excessive chafing against his heel.

Bottom line

With optimal cushioning, impressive traction and high breathability, Adidas Powerblaze has earned many fans in the market ever since its launch. The Powerblaze running shoes are ideal for neutral runners looking for advanced gripping properties and high breathability in a shoe.


Rankings


Ratings

4.3 / 5 based on 458 ratings

5 star
63%
4 star
21%
3 star
7%
2 star
4%
1 star
5%

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Expert Reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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90 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews

  • 90 / 100 by MAR Reviews • MAR Reviews • Level 1 expert

    As a running shoe, it performs really really great. I can jump up and down, do jumping jacks and I don't feel that force traveling all up my legs.It has really great support.

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Updates to Adidas Powerblaze

  • The Powerblaze uses a combination of EVA and ADIPRENE® in its midsole for better comfortability and higher durability. It also has an additional layer of cushioning in its perimeter, which feels very soft and smooth against the foot.
  • ADIWEAR® rubber on the outsole makes it possible to run in these shoes, even on very wet surfaces. Moreover, not only is it durable, but it’s also flexible enough to provide the needed support when transitioning from one position to another during faster sprints.
  • The soft and breathable upper ensures proper ventilation inside the shoe. The runners’ feet feel dry and cool during their runs.

Adidas Powerblaze size and fit

The Adidas Powerblaze comes in the standard medium width of D and B for men and women, respectively. It runs true to size.

Outsole

The textured ADIWEAR layer is made just the right width for optimal traction and flexibility. It is also highly resistant to abrasion, which keeps it performing well for a long time.

Midsole

The Adidas Powerblaze uses the full-length EVA midsole for a greater cushioning experience and an enhanced underfoot protection. The Ethyl Vinyl Acetate (EVA) is a lightweight, flexible material with advanced damping properties. It is able to accommodate the natural bending of the foot while also giving a springy step.

An additional layer of ADIPRENE®, which possesses high shock absorbing capacities, further enhances the cushioning. It ensures high comfortability and an excellent energy return for the runners.

Upper

The air mesh upper ensures maximum breathability and high flexibility for users. The material wraps itself around the runner’s feet, thereby providing a fit that is both snug and adaptable.

The Adidas Powerblaze also uses a lightweight, molded foam on the inside for additional comfort. The material is soft but durable.

The full lace-up closure contributes to a secure and snug fit for the users.