Who should buy the Adidas Questar

Don't pass up on the Questar from Adidas if you're looking to buy a: 

  • road running shoe that's cushy for easy days, jogging, and long walks
  • breathable and affordable summer shoe 
  • lightweight pair of running shoes for both beginners and casual runners

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Who should NOT buy it

If you want something for speed training, take the Adidas SL 20.2. It's an Adidas speedster that doesn't dig deep into the pockets. And if you're among the broad-footed runners, the roomy Adidas Lite Racer BYD 2.0 won't disappoint. 

Adidas Questar lockdown

The Adidas Questar puts a pep in your step

"Bouncy" and "springy" is how a lot of runners describe the midsole of the Questar. According to them, the shoe is so peppy; running in it is a joy. 

Adidas Questar ride

Adidas fans even compare it to the Ultraboosts, saying that the Adidas Questar is livelier. 

Keeping achy feet at bay

Apart from the spring it offers, the shoe's cushion also makes a really cozy ride. So much so, testers say it's perfect for recovery days and long walks. 

Adidas Questar forefoot

A barely-there sensation

Almost everyone agrees that the Adidas Questar is so light; they completely forgot about it on the run. 

Adidas Questar upper

With comfort and the planet in mind

What makes the upper of this shoe remarkable outside of its soft foot wrap is its eco-friendly quality. Made with 50% recycled content, it stays true to the brand's goal of eliminating plastic waste. 

Adidas Questar sustainable

The Questar is ready to take the heat

Those who have logged miles under hot weather conditions agree that the shoe is "very breathable;" they have not experienced any in-shoe sweating. And if you're planning to take it out for summer runs, it comes highly recommended. 

Adidas Questar mesh

Cuts corners on costs

It only retails for $75, making it one of the most affordable Adidas road running shoes, if not one of the most affordable running shoes on the market. 

Adidas Questar foot entry

Not for fast runs

The Adidas Questar leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to responsiveness; critics say it lags behind in speed. So if you're looking to log PBs on the pavement, this shoe won't make the cut. 

Adidas Questar bounce cushion

A little more room would do

This is especially true for broad-footed runners. According to them, slipping into the Adidas Questar is hard, given its sock-like wrap. What's worse is it's also not the roomiest up front. 

Adidas Questar toe box

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Collection: Adidas Questar
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation
Arch type: High arch
Use: All-day wear, Walking / Jogging / Treadmill
Features: Breathable / Sustainable / For beginners

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Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.