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  • Terrain


    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.

    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 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.

    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.

  • Use

    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.

    Good to know

    If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

  • Price
  • Weight
    Men: 11.5oz
    Women: 9.7oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 12mm
    Women: 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 height
    Men: 24mm
    Women: 24mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 12mm
    Women: 12mm
  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal
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85 / 100 based on 3 expert reviews

  • 87 / 100 | Road Trail Run

    Stable, fast, with great trail feel and foot hold from the mid foot forward.

  • 85 / 100 | Runblogger

    I think there needs to be some refinement in the upper overlays while trying to retain the comfortable qualities of the upper, but the ride and outsole are really quite good and don’t need any tweaking for what this shoe is designed for.

  • 82 / 100 | Runner's World

    If Mad Max made a trail shoe out of postapocalyptic spare parts, this is what it might look like. 

  • First look / Unboxing | Travelwell

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  • Adidas seems to be joined at the hip with innovation when it comes to the recent releases of their trail shoes. In the Response Trail Boost, a new upper design with seatbelt webbing securely locks the foot in a comfortable supportive fit.
  • A very nice introduction is the new set of massive lugs that still work very well on the road and other flat surfaces. Adidas uses a new configuration in the outsole to keep the run smooth and efficient right outside of the runner’s door.
  • In this shoe, Adidas utilizes the Boost in the heel and the forefoot. Although it is not the full-length type found in most of their road shoes, the selective placement of the Boost continues to give runners a responsive ride that never fails, regardless of weather condition.

The fit of the Adidas Response is on the slightly wider side of the standard measurement. It has generous space without being sloppy. This is the kind of fit that a do-it all trainer offers. Most runners will find the fit to their liking as it is securely locked down by the unique overlays. Medium is the available width of this shoe. Sizes are accurate with options from 6 to 17 for the men’s and 5 to 12 for the women’s.

Adidas’ partnership with Continental continues to impress runners because of the movie house-like stickiness of the rubber. In wet conditions, the traction of the rubber works like a dream. Providing the superb grip on a multitude of outdoor surfaces are the prominent lugs scattered all throughout the outsole. The new configuration offers perimeter lugs that are designed horizontally to make road-running smoother. This is a new house-to-trail option that delivers precise traction and support all the way through.

The Response Trail Boost uses the same midsole technology as that in the popular Ultra Boost Uncaged.  The shoe uses the Boost midsole and it is fitted in the heel for shock-absorbing features and that ultra-responsive feel. It is also located in a little portion of the forefoot for a more energetic bounce off. The Boost is made of blown TPU pellets that interlock upon landing and flex right before takeoff. It is a revolutionary technology that anchors a large majority of Adidas shoes. Sandwiched between the Boost is high-grade EVA for the usual mix of cushioning and midsole durability.

The one-piece upper is made of abrasion-resistant and very breathable mesh. It is the seatbelt webbing that will catch the attention of everyone as this is very unique. The huge synthetic webbings that make up the iconic 3-Stripe logo on both sides of the shoe are directly connected to the sole for superb support, security, and durability. There is a low heel counter that cups the foot in support and prevents heel slippage. Enhancing the comfort and fit is an Ortholite sockliner that also offers anti-odor properties.