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The Adidas Rockadia Trail 3 is designed for those who like to accommodate adventures on the trails. A contemporary design graces this model, with hints of sneaker-like looks entwining the overall facade. A mix of printed and stitched overlays reinforce the upper’s durability while a trail-ready yet not so aggressive outsole permits transitions between irregular and even paths.

A standard sizing scheme has been the basis of the creation of the Adidas Rockadia Trail 3. Runners are urged to get a pair using their usual sizing expectations to appreciate a comfortable in-shoe feel. However, caution must always be taken into consideration when purchasing shoes, and that involves testing the product first or studying user reviews.

When it comes to the sideways fit, the features that affect security and snugness are the form-fitting upper unit and overlays. The natural curvature of the human foot is the basis of the design of the shoe.

ADIWEAR is the compound that is used for the outsole unit of the Adidas Rockadia Trail 3. This generous layer protects the base of the midsole foam from the abrasive nature of the surfaces. It also offers traction, a trait that is hugely important in all performance shoes.

The external pad has traction nodes for superior grip on the trail surfaces, though not too aggressive or even patterned like the traditional nodes on trail-optimized footwear. The design is decidedly similar to road shoe-treads while being able to handle a variety of terrains.

Underfoot cushioning is given by the Cloudfoam midsole, a proprietary technology that seeks to simulate the feeling of standing on a cloud. This soft foam carries the foot while also keeping it safe from the impact forces that are generated during the foot-strike. Also, it has a springy quality to encourage energized forefoot lifts. The Adidas Cloudfoam technology is a staple in many of the brand’s roster, including the popular Duramo line.

An OrthoLite® sockliner is placed above the primary cushioning unit. This add-on offers a soft surface on which the foot can rest. It can be removed or replaced with a new one if the runner wishes to do so. Moreover, it has antimicrobial and anti-moisture properties to help in maintaining a clean and healthy in-shoe environment.

The upper of the Adidas Rockadia Trail 3 is made of mesh. This lattice of flexible material offers a form-fitting wrap that is also breathable. Many ventilation holes accommodate the flow of air into the foot-chamber, thus giving a cool and dry ride.

Printed overlays grace the sides of this shoe. These synthetic prints assist the mesh when it comes to delivering a snug and secure fit.

Stitched-on overlays are placed on the front, the back, and the instep of this product. These layers are meant to heighten the durability of the facade, shielding the materials from the potentially debilitating elements on the trails.

A pull-tab on the rear part of the collar helps the foot in and out of the shoe.


How Adidas Rockadia Trail 3 ranks compared to all other shoes
Bottom 15% trail running shoes
All trail running shoes
Bottom 17% Adidas running shoes
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Bottom 17% neutral running shoes
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