Summary

We spent 6.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

9 reasons to buy

  • Several testers regard the Adidas Questarstrike as superbly comfortable and lightweight.
  • One reviewer adds it feels particularly supportive in the heel area.
  • Style-wise, the Questarstrike has struck plenty of shoppers as catchy and good-looking.
  • Some users have observed that it’s so versatile it easily matches different daily wear.
  • Quite a few have shared about getting lots of compliments while wearing the shoe.
  • A small handful of users have remarked on the Adidas Questarstrike’s top-notch workmanship.
  • The colorways appealed to a good number of customers.
  • At least one has mentioned it's a relatively warm shoe which will work well in cold weather.
  • The Adidas Questarstrike has nearly averaged a perfectly satisfactory rating for numerous reviewers.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The shoe is prone to getting dirty, according to a couple of reviewers. 
  • Some customers think that the toe box looks a bit wide for their taste.

Bottom line

Adidas strikes again with the Questarstrike, which looks at home in the modern city streets. Decked in a mesh upper with overlays, the Questarstrike is also lightweight and breathable.

Comfort-wise, an Ortholite sock liner and a Cloudfoam midsole cradle the feet. Underneath, a rubber outsole bites the grounds, pavements, or floors smoothly. The Questarstrike gives you the run for each dollar spent.

Facts

Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Adidas NEO
Closure: Laces
Material: EVA, Leather, Mesh, Rubber Sole
Technology: Cloudfoam
Season: Spring, Summer
Features: Breathable
Price: $85
Colorways: Black
Size
Small True to size Large
Fit
Tight Loose
Support
Neutral Stable
Flexibility
Stiff Flexible
Breathability
Warm Breathable
Cushioning
Firm Plush
Durability 8/10
Comfort 9/10
Traction 7/10
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The Adidas men’s Questarstrike is available in both men’s and women’s sizes, in regular fitting. The Questarstrike’s low-cut profile doesn’t hinder ankle mobility, so the wearer can quickly adjust to sudden foot transitions. Moreover, it uses a traditional lace-up closure, which allows the wearer to adjust the fit according to his preference—be it a bit loose or tight.

With its running-inspired silhouette, the Questarstrike looks best when worn with athleisure and active wear. To name a few, joggers, running trousers, sweatpants, workout shorts, athletic sweaters and jackets, and the like. But it is also versatile enough to go along well with casual clothing such as a pair of denim topped off with a plain tee.

The Questarstrike shoes are available in the following stylish colorways: Core Black/Core Black/Bold Gold, Core Black/Core Black/Core Black, White/Black/Active Green, Scarlet/Core Black/FTWR White, and FTWR White/FTWR White/Ash Silver.

A certified head-turner, the Questarstrike still has more to offer other than its looks. Its thick midsole features Cloudfoam (made from ethylene-vinyl acetate, or EVA, compound). Underfoot, it gives a more lightweight, bouncier, superior cushioning and more lasting comfort. It also has a textured rubber outsole for excellent grip.

In 2016, the Three Stripes brand debuted the Cloudfoam, a breakthrough in cushioning tech. It first appeared under the brand’s NEO label, which stands for “new” designs targeted at younger consumers aged between fourteen and nineteen. The NEO Cloudfoam first wielded this cushioning tech, and the young wearers of the shoe expressed that it fulfilled its promise of delivering a long-lasting comfort.

Banking on that initial success, Adidas kept on releasing new sleeker silhouettes that use the Cloudfoam tech. One of them is Questarstrike, a sporty, stylish sneaker. It has a stylish knit upper which sits atop a Cloudfoam midsole.

  • The Ortholite sock liner delivers extra comfort and protection against moisture and bacteria to keep the foot dry and healthy.
  • Branding comprised of an Adidas label on the tongue pull tab, heel area, and footbed; the iconic Three Stripes on the sidewalls; and Cloudfoam embossed on the midsole.

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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

daniel@runrepeat.com