Facts

  • Terrain

    Road

    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

    Trail

    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.

    Competition

    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
    $120
  • Weight
    Men: 10.9oz
    Women: 10.9oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 10mm
    Women: 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 height
    Men: 32mm
    Women: 32mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 22mm
    Women: 22mm
  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal, Wide
  • Release date
    Nov 2018
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90 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews

  • 90 / 100 | Road Runner Sports

    I felt like my toes have a lot of room here and it's super breathable, so I felt like I had a nice cool air running through the entire time as well.

  • First look / Unboxing | rezhyadan

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  • Like the Adidas Pure Boost and Ultra Boost, the Solar Drive ST also utilizes a StretchWeb outsole. This rubber compound looks like a web that protects the midsole foam from the abrasive nature of the roads.
  • The shoe also uses the notable Boost technology. This material is described to be a durable foam that has thousands of cushioning pellets. These pellets are molded together to create a single unit which delivers a responsive and livelier stride.

When it comes to length, the Adidas Solar Drive ST runs true to size. With the utilization of a mesh upper, it is sure to provide a breathable and comfortable feel. This material also lets the runner experience a more supportive fit throughout the run. B – Medium is the available width for the women’s version while D – Medium for the men’s.

The Adidas Solar Drive ST features a StretchWeb outsole. This material is designed to provide flexibility to the foot. It adapts to the natural movement of the foot, delivering a more satisfying ride. It also gives durability and reasonable amount of traction for paved surfaces.

The Solar Drive ST utilizes the notable Boost technology. This unique Adidas midsole foam is engineered to deliver a powerful and responsive cushioning system. This material is made of TPU that provides maximum energy return. It uses thousands of small energy capsules that efficiently unleash and store energy in every step.

Along with the hard-to-beat midsole is the symmetrical Solar Propulsion Rail. The goal of which is to increase stability for a more efficient and smoother transition.

Placed on the medial side is the Adaptive Stableframe. This feature of the shoe is described to be a firmer foam that offers additional stability. This material is significant in guiding the foot from heel strike to the toe-off phase.

The upper of the Adidas Solar Drive ST uses an engineered mesh material. Offering a sock-like fit, the lightweight mesh aims to deliver a more comfortable and supportive fit. It also keeps the foot well-ventilated throughout the run.

Along with the mesh upper is the forefoot ribbing. This component of the footwear is meant to provide added support whenever necessary.

The shoe comes with a Fit Counter that provides a more secure and comfortable fit. This also allows the Achilles to move freely.

To create a supportive and stronger feel, the Solar Fitwing tongue is used. This component of the shoe is extended down the foot to enhance stability and support throughout the run.

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