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.
WeightMen: 9.6ozWomen: 8.1oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 10mmWomen: 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: 32mmWomen: 30mm
Forefoot heightMen: 22mmWomen: 20mm
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
- Adidas continues to expand its Springblade line by introducing the Solyce. Billed as a durable and responsive trainer, the running shoe delivers on Adidas’ marketing hype with the help of the innovative blades.
- The springblades work mainly as the cushioning mechanism of the shoe and is engineered in a slanted direction for a more propulsive move forward, instead of upward. As this is made of polymers, the blades are designed to last longer than regular EVA or other cushioning methods.
- The new one piece upper that molds to the runner’s foot offers decent support and natural flexibility. It is made of lightweight, but durable material that several of the other Springblade shoes do not yet have.
The fit of the Springblade Solyce is largely the same as many of those under this collection of shoes. There is ample room in the heel, the midfoot, and the forefoot for a very comfortable feel. Putting a lid on the spacious room is the socklike feel of the mesh and the support of the overlays. The shoe is available under the medium width. Sizes are accurate and offered for the men’s between 6 to 15 and 4 to 12 for the women’s.
The outsole is made of 16-individually tuned blades designed with a forward direction to move the runner forward with each stride. Adidas spent a good part of 6 years to come up with this polymer design to offer excellent durability and aggressive responsiveness, regardless of weather conditions. Covering the bottom of the blades is a sturdy carbon rubber called the AdiWear for protection and traction. Adiwear is the reliable material also used in the outsole of the popular running shoe, the Adidas Duramo 9.
The main cushioning function is handled by the springblades. Hence, Adidas puts a slab of EVA for added cushioning and midsole durability.
The one-piece upper with breathable mesh combines with the leather and synthetic overlays for midfoot coverage and support. Adidas’ use of the one-piece design gives the Solyce a much-improved form-hugging fit that keeps the foot secure and comfortable. The plush foam in the tongue and the collar provide an all-day wear in comfort. Flat laces hold the fit in place all through the run.