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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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.
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If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.
Heel to toe dropMen: 10mm
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: 30mm
Forefoot heightMen: 20mm
Updates to Adidas Response Trail
- The Adidas Response Trail is a versatile running shoe that’s primarily meant for trail running. It makes use of a modern layout to appeal to people who want their footwear to have a more pleasing look. The soft and breathable engineered mesh serves as the upper unit, and reinforcing it is a waterline overlay that staves off mud and mild splashes.
- Underfoot cushioning is the responsibility of the boost™ midsole foam. This full-length material attenuates impact shock and energizes the toe-off. Beneath the midsole is a Traxion® outsole, which is made up of an abrasion-resistant rubber. Gripping lugs amplify grip over the various outdoor surfaces.
Adidas Response Trail size and fit
The Adidas Response Trail is half-a-size larger than the standard measurements, so runners are recommended to try out the shoe first or get one that’s half-a-size smaller than the usual to achieve a relaxed in-shoe experience. When it comes to width, the option is D – Medium. The men’s iteration is the only variant that’s available. This running shoe has a semi-curved shape that mimics the natural curve of the human foot.
The outsole unit of the Adidas Response Trail features the Traxion® outsole, which is a rubber compound that covers the entire platform. Its job is to protect the foam midsole from the abrasive nature of the trails. It also doles out surface grip.
Traction nodes pockmark the external pad. These prominent protrusions are responsible for heightening surface control on the trails. Moreover, their multidirectional configuration makes it easier for runners to handle unpredictable trail conditions, such as rocky slopes, upward runs, and downward traversals.
Same as the Adidas Ultra Boost Uncaged, the Response Trail makes use of the Boost™ cushioning system. It is composed of thousands of tiny TPU pellets that have been fused together. Its purpose is to cushion the impact when landing the foot on the ground, then provide an energized bounce during the toe-off.
Serving as the primary cover system is a soft and cloth-like engineered mesh. Its goal is to give a lightweight and comfortable wrap that feels like an extension of the skin. It has breathing slits that permit air into the foot-chamber.
A synthetic material reinforces the silhouette. It takes the form of the Adidas three-stripe design and the anti-tear layer of the lacing system’s eyelets. It also serves as a waterline that surrounds the bottom part of the upper unit, shielding the mesh from exposure to mud and water.
Semi-flat laces allow the runner to adjust the fit. These stretchy strands are anchored to the tongue via a securing hoop, thereby preventing tongue-deviation.
An internal heel counter and an external back overlay hold the Achilles and ankles in place, thereby preventing in-shoe quivering and accidental shoe-removals.
The lightly padded tongue and collar support the upper dimensions of the foot while also preventing any irregular movements in the foot-chamber.
A pull-tab is stitched to the back part of the collar. This loop of fabric helps the runner when it comes to donning or removing the Adidas Response Trail.