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

7 reasons to buy

  • Several shoe users mentioned that they could wear it all day, as it is very comfortable.
  • A substantial number of buyers shared that the shoe is of good quality in terms of materials used and construction.
  • The shoe maintains the simplistic and classic design of its predecessor, which some loyal fans appreciate.
  • The Adidas Stan Smith Reflective’s upper is equipped with 3M material which makes it reflect light and in turn a one-of-a-kind shoe design.
  • Some actual wearers appreciate the fact that they are wearing a part of sneaker history every time they have the shoes on.
  • A number of purchasers were happy they got compliments when they wear the shoes out.
  • Consumers can choose from various colors available in the market.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A few buyers noticed the Adidas Stan Smith Reflective is a bit bigger than their usual size.
  • One video reviewer disclosed that the shoe would not look as great in its reflective state once it is badly creased.

Bottom line

Armed with its predecessor’s rich history and time-tested design, the Adidas Stan Smith Reflective is an icon reworked armed with a surprise. The fully reflective 3M upper can elevate any outfit and add a bit of thrill to any shoe collection. This shoe is recommended for people who are looking for a versatile yet jazzed up look to add to their range.



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Adidas Stan Smith Reflective History

First brought into existence in the 60s, the Stan Smith came from the bright mind of Horst Dassler – Adi Dassler’s son. The shoe was originally named after a different tennis player, Robert Haillet, but Adidas decided to change its name after a new endorser named Stan Smith in 1971.

The shoe’s simplistic design proved to be a hit through the decades and has been named the best-selling shoe in sneaker history. Different brands and designers have reinterpreted the Stan Smith in many different ways throughout the years, eventually sealing its place as a streetwear staple.

In 2014, one of the various iterations released is crafted with a fully reflective 3M upper called the Stan Smith Reflective. It is equipped with the same classic design and is available in different colorways

Adidas Stan Smith Reflective Style

Just like its predecessor, the Adidas Stan Smith Reflective is versatile yet stylish at the same time. It goes with tailored suits just as well as it pairs with a crazy designed denim pants. But its true character is revealed during nighttime when light hits the shoe wherein it gives off a pop of light, which could add a fun twist to anyone’s nighttime ensemble.

Fit & Sizing

The Adidas Stan Smith Reflective is offered in men and women’s sizing. The guys can choose from sizes 4 to 13 and the girls can choose from sizes 5 to 14. It retains its predecessor’s comfortable fit and feel.

Notable Features

The Adidas Stan Smith Reflective’s upper is crafted from a soft leather upper with the reflective 3M material. The Stan Smith’s signature 3-stripe perforation detailing can still be seen on both sides of the shoe. Its tongue is made from comfortable melded mesh with the Stan Smith logo on it.

The shoe utilizes rope laces with reflective 3M accents for its traditional lace-up closure. The heel patch is crafted from snakeskin with the brand’s Trefoil logo on it. The shoe has a padded collar and EVA midsole for comfort and cushioning. Lastly, the outsole is made of rubber.

Additional Info

  • The shoe is offered in medium width.
  • It comes with an extra pair of laces.
  • The Adidas Stan Smith Reflective in the tonal black colorway features black stitching in the midsole, seen from the midfoot to the forefoot of the shoe.