Size and fit

The Adidas Swift Run shoe reasonably offers a good average fit for the foot. Its lace-up closure system gives the wearer the opportunity to lock their feet down into a snug yet comfortable fit. The low-top shoe is offered in both men’s and women’s sizing.

A one-piece collar that joins together the collar and tongue allows for quick on and off for its wearers. Many sneakerheads with wide feet attest to the comfort of the men’s and women’s Adidas Swift Run casual shoes that their feet don’t feel constricted as the knit material of the upper stretches a bit to accommodate more movements.

Adidas Swift Run Style

Versatility is one thing that the Adidas Originals’ Swift Run represents well when it comes to style as it can go with a variety of appropriate outfit choices. With the growing athleisure trend in sneakers, this low-top shoe allows one to wear it on either for a fitness purpose or more casual use.

The Adidas Swift Run sneaker is an excellent pick to pair up with a gym or training attire. It can also be a good complement for a street-style look when going out for a stroll around town or when running some errands. The embroidered knit upper also has a modern design that does not fall behind the aesthetics of newly released sneakers by other brands.

The Swift Run casual running shoe is also great when paired with an appropriate top and a pair of jogger jeans, skinny jeans, fitted jeans, regular cut jeans, cuffed jeans, loose pants, joggers, basketball shorts, training shorts, tracksuit bottoms, and leggings for women.

Below are more detailed styling suggestions for men and women:

  For men

The Adidas Swift Run sneakers for men are quite easy to style as it goes well with everyday male outfits like jeans and shirts. Men who prefer fewer problems on styling may opt for the Adidas Swift run in black or Adidas Swift Run in white colorways as they are more versatile in blending with almost any outfit.

For those who want to start their day early and wear the same shoe all the way to the night, the Adidas Swift Run in black and grey are great sneaker options while lighter and bright-colored sneakers are preferred for those who want to take these kicks for daytime activity. Suggested colorways for daytime use include Adidas Swift Run in white and the Adidas Swift Run in a beige colorway.

  For women

The Adidas Swift Run for women is made for those who want casual sneakers that could go along with fitness garb to street-style wear. Women may opt to pair these athletic sneakers with leggings and track pants for that sporty vibe. Ankle-length or cropped denim and skinny jeans are also good pairings for this sneaker. The Adidas Swift Run in pink and Adidas Swift Run in white colorways are the perfect hues to work with women’s clothing.

Women with practical fashion may opt for the Adidas Swift Run in black and Adidas Swift Run in grey as these are more neutral and easy to clean. The casual aesthetics of the Swift Run are perfect for training or Zumba sessions, to grocery runs or to wear while running around the urban jungle to do some chores and errands.

Notable Features

The comfort provided by the Adidas Swift Run is what most of the wearers gush about the shoe. They were delighted with how the shoe felt so comfortable on their foot and how it keeps their foot from hurting. Some were also highly appreciative of the design of the shoe, saying that it looks stylish. They also loved how they have the freedom of pairing the shoe with various casual outfit choices.

As a casual running shoe, the Adidas Swift Run is equipped with an Injection Molded Ethylene Vinyl Acetate or IMEVA cushioning in the midsole for everyday running comfort. A solid rubber outsole also assures traction on various surfaces.

Adidas Swift Run History

Ever since the birth of Adidas, the German brand has been providing the world with a variety of footwear types that would mend the needs of the people. The brand also has released some iconic running silhouettes that until now still hold their stature. Some Adidas classics have been all-time favorites for a lot of people as well.

Adidas has been at the forefront of shoe design since it was established on August 18, 1949, by its founder Adolph “Adi” Dassler in the Bavarian town of Herzogenaurach. Dassler founded Adidas and coined its name from a fusion of his name. After going separate ways from the shoe company he founded with his brother the Gebrüder Dassler Schuhfabrik in the early 1920s, Adi Dassler started producing shoes for the company that is now the second biggest shoe manufacturer in the world.

Initially, Adidas kept its focus as a soccer shoemaker and eventually crossed over to manufacturing performance shoes. As part of its growing diversification efforts to boost sales, the company has branched out to other sports like basketball, running, among others. Since then, the company had several iconic shoe releases from running, soccer, and other performance kicks.

The 1980s to the 1990s was a productive year for Adidas when it released the ZX line for runners in 1984. The ZX series featured several shoe designs from performance running, all-terrain, distance running, and recreational running shoe designs. Other bestselling running shoe designs have also come out of the brand’s portfolio since then.

  Adidas running shoe tradition

Like any other type of business, the German sneaker brand also has released some running shoes that didn’t achieve a certain level of popularity and have discontinued the production of the silhouettes. They also have some models, which were offered in a limited edition or were just a one-time release. But all these running shoes, whether a  success or a flop, are a part of Adidas, and the silhouettes and the prototypes are all safely kept in Adidas’ archives.

Among the type of shoes that Adidas has achieved a certain level of success were Adidas Originals running shoes. Among the best running shoes that Adidas has produced over the years include the likes of the bestselling Boost cushioned sneakers like the Ultra Boost, Solar Boost, Response Boost, Pure Boost, and Energy Boost.

Other popular running shoe models from Adidas include the likes of the Supernova, Solar Glide, Aerobounce, Falcon, Alphabounce, Questar, Climacool, Terrex Swift, Lite Racer, and Adizero. Some of these shoes were created for different types of runners from recreational runners, trail runners, competitive runners, among others.

Through the years, running shoe cushioning technology has also been improved from the daily running shoes equipped with EVA soles to performance running shoes that include those equipped with the revolutionary Boost technology that promises superior cushioning and energy return.

Taking the running shoe game further are recent 3D and 4D releases like the Adidas AlphaEdge 4D of the German brand that gives a more personalized outsole and running experience for its wearers.

Upper material has also evolved from the usual mesh, leather, and textile material to knit and woven material like proprietary PrimeKnit to come up with running shoes with a lightweight feel, better protection, and stability in the track. As the world’s second-largest sneaker manufacturer, Adidas has continued to sponsor track teams to marathons to urge runners to buy their most sought-after running shoe designs.

  New running shoe model

Taking inspiration from the 1980s running silhouettes of the Adidas brand and straight from their archives, the Three-Stripe Brand gave birth to the Swift Run. This retro-inspired runner features on its debut a Primeknit upper which gives off a sock-like fit for the foot and an EVA midsole in white and finished off with a black outsole.

The Adidas Swift Run also has a Torsion system added in the midfoot of the shoe for extra stability and protection. Sitting below the knit upper of the Swift Run sneaker is the injection-molded EVA midsole for lightweight cushioning while a rubber outsole assures durability for the soles.

This new Adidas Swift Run silhouette was released in an all-white colorway on its debut, and soon the introduction of more colorways followed. One of these is the Adidas Swift Run in a black and green colorway that is offered for the men and another was provided for women the Adidas Swift Run in grey and pink color combination.

A welded 3-Stripes Adidas branding was also included in the design of the shoe. Embroidered lines also adorn the vamp of the knitted shoe upper for an added modern styling and extra structure. The Adidas Swift Run shoe debuted in July 2017.

Nice to know

  • Flat shoelaces are provided for the shoe.
  • Adidas branding can be seen on the tongue of the shoe.
  • The traditional 3-Stripes Adidas Branding can be observed on the sides of the shoe.
  • Embroidered lines adorn the forefoot of the knitted shoe upper for an added modern styling and extra structure.

Facts / Specs

Style: Sporty, Minimalist
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Adidas Originals, Adidas Torsion, Adidas Swift Run
Closure: Slip-on, Laces
Material: Mesh, Knit, Rubber Sole, EVA, OrthoLite / Fabric
Season: Spring, Summer

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.