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.
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Heel to toe dropMen: 12mm
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.
Heel heightMen: 28mm
Forefoot heightMen: 16mm
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
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- The Adidas Questar Trail is a running shoe that’s designed for the trails, though it can be used on flat surfaces. Neutral runners are the target demographic of this daily runner. The façade has a street-ready look that caters to casual shoe enthusiasts.
- An upper unit with a closed construction prevents trail debris from entering the interior chamber. Printed overlays support the foot from the sides. Stitch-reinforced eyelets accommodate the round laces that adjust the tightness or looseness of the fit.
- The soft and flexible Cloudfoam is used for the midsole unit. It is responsible for protecting the foot from the impact forces. A rubber compound protects against the abrasive nature of the trails.
The Adidas Questar Trail was designed using the standard measurements, so runners are encouraged to use their regular preferences when it comes to size. The available width option is D – Medium. It is worth noting that this trail companion has been optimized using the foot dimensions of men.
TRAXION™ is used for the outsole unit of the Adidas Questar Trail. This full-length layer is tasked with preventing the surfaces from causing any damage to the rest of the sole unit, thereby preserving the structural integrity and health of the components. It is also the one that doles out traction.
Opposite-facing triangular gripping lugs are fashioned all over the outsole. These nodes aim to heighten the grip capacity of the outsole, ensuring movement control over the unpredictable terrains.
The midsole unit of the Questar Trail features the Cloudfoam, which is also the same midsole found in the popular Duramo 9. It is a cushioning material that runs from the heel to the toe. Its goal is to cushion each foot-landing and energize the liftoff phase. It is lightweight and flexible by design.
An Ortholite® sockliner is added on top of the Cloudfoam. This cushioned add-on provides extra support to the underfoot. It has anti-moisture and antimicrobial properties that ensure protection against odor-causing germs.
A mesh is used for the upper unit of the Adidas Questar Trail, and it has a close-knit configuration to prevent trail rubbish from entering the foot-chamber. The secure construction potentially improves the lifespan of the upper, as well.
Synthetic overlays are placed on the sides, acting as helpful layers that hold the foot in place. The lateral side of the forefoot has a thin print that averts the separation of the upper from the midsole due to the constant bending during the toe-off.
Thin, round laces adorn the instep, going through stitch-reinforced asymmetrical eyelets. These strands are responsible for adjusting the fit. They even go through a lace-anchor to prevent the tongue unit from deviating from its position.
A soft fabric serves as the internal lining, and it is meant to provide smooth and non-irritating wrap.
Fitcounter is a molded heel clip counter that is placed on the rear section. Its job is to hold the foot in place and prevent it from quivering or exiting the shoe unintentionally.
Pull tabs are placed on the back of the collar and the tip of the tongue unit. These additions are helpful when it comes to widening the mouth of the shoe and facilitating a quick and easy on-and-off wear.