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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.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / 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.

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.

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.


We spent 6.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

5 reasons to buy

  • Most buyers stated that the Adidas SL Loop CT is an astounding shoe at a really great price.
  • The majority of purchasers noted that it fits as expected.
  • Several buyers loved that it is eye-catching and looks way better in person. They receive lots of compliments because of its stylish look.
  • Many also agreed that it is perfectly comfortable on the feet. The materials are also great.
  • Some buyers said that they like that it is lightweight.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A limited number of purchasers commented that the shoelaces need to be tied twice as it quickly gets untied.
  • There were a few comments that the grip of the sole is not much.

Bottom line

The Adidas SL Loop CT is an innovative take on the SL Loop silhouette that introduces Adidas' color change technology, the Chromatech. Aside from such technology, it is highly recommended by most of the purchasers also because of its lightweight materials, comfort, affordability, and stylish look that can go well with various outfits. Further, it fits and feels great on the feet, which is also a plus. Wearers use it casually and also for workouts. The only downside, but just for a small number of reviewers, is that the sole is somehow slippery especially on icy surfaces.



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Adidas SL Loop CT History

The Adidas SL Loop CT debuted the brand's latest color shift technology next to the Xeno, the Chromatech. The CT in the name stands for Chromatech. It makes the upper material expand and contract, which eventually results in a change in color that varies as to how each shoe is worn so that each pair is different from the others. 

Adidas officially introduced the Adidas SL Loop CT on May 8, 2015 as the streamlined version of its running-inspired sneaker, the Adidas SL Loop. Aside from the Chromatech technological selling point, the SL Loop CT also features the signature Three Stripes formed through a webbing that functions as well as eyelets in which the rope laces could loop through. It bears the original SL Loop's T-toe, sculpted concave midsole, and rubber outsole.

It was initially made available in three colors (yellow, black, and purple) with geometric webbed patterns visible on the Chromatech textile upper. But in August of the same year, Adidas released a summer collection that includes two new colorways that have a spot-patterned design instead of webbed.

Adidas SL Loop CT Style

One can almost never go wrong with the Adidas SL Loop CT with its impressive, top-of-the-line, and advanced color shift technology combined with one of today's Adidas' notable running-inspired silhouettes. Style it with cuffed jeans or shorts for a sport casual day-to-night look. It also looks fashionable with sportswear or workout clothes.

Fit & Sizing

The Adidas SL Loop CT is a low-top lifestyle sneaker that is available in men's half sizes which range from 4 to 12 in D Medium width. It generally fits true to size. For the ladies who would want to cop a pair, it is advisable to get this in an approximate 1.5 size smaller. The low-top structure of this shoe allows ankle mobility, while the rope lace closure offers a snug and adjustable fit. There are pull tabs present on the tongue and the heel to make the shoe easier to put on and off.

Notable Features

The Adidas SL Loop CT is known best for its Chromatech technology that allows the upper material to shift colors depending on how the shoe is worn. There are also some distinct geometric patterns, either webbed or spotted, on the upper that makes it even more unique, stylish, and definitely eye-catching.

Another notable feature of this SL Loop variation is the webbed Three Stripes that also function as lace loops for the shoe's signature rope lacing system. Further, it borrowed from the original SL Loop silhouette its signature T-toe and concaved midsole.

Additional Info

  • Additional comfort is provided through the breathable mesh lining and padded collar.
  • Also featured is an EVA midsole for lightweight cushioning and a rubber outsole for grip.
  • The SL Loop branding is visible on the counter, while a small Adidas Trefoil logo is displayed on the toe bumper. The heel tab on the tongue also has a minimal Adidas branding.