Summary

We spent 6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

6 reasons to buy

  • Adidas Temper Run sneakers contain excellent cushioning and provide good wearing comfort, many people have said.
  • Plenty of reviewers love the beautiful retro design of these 90s-inspired shoes, which remind some of Yung-1s.
  • Quite a good number of purchasers are amazed at the vibrant colorways of the Adidas Originals’ Temper Run shoes.
  • Every little detail of the sneakers looks well-planned and executed, according to several testers who commend the high-quality of these shoes.
  • The price is very much worth it compared to the value of these low-top sneakers from Adidas, some buyers have reported.
  • A few individuals praise the fit of these shoes from Adidas’ Originals range.

1 reasons not to buy

  • A couple of users claim that the Adidas Temper Runs feel heavy on the feet. 

Bottom line

Adidas Temper Runs are fun, bulky pieces for those who want to stand out. These dad shoes, however, sport vivid colorways that are probably far different from what your dad wore back in the day. The beautiful vintage styling is somewhat similar to the brand’s Yung-1s and Yung-96s. 

The shoes look carefully constructed, which perfectly complements the interior of the shoes because these are incredibly comfy.

Facts

Style: Dad, Retro
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Adidas Originals
Closure: Laces
Material: EVA, Mesh, Rubber Sole, Suede
Technology: Adiprene
Season: Spring, Summer
Features: Breathable | Reflective
Price: $140
Colorways: Black, Brown, Multi, Orange, Purple
Special editions: 1 special editions
Size
Small True to size Large
Fit
Tight Loose
Support
Neutral Stable
Flexibility
Stiff Flexible
Breathability
Warm Breathable
Cushioning
Firm Plush
Durability 7/10
Comfort 9/10
Traction 8/10
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Rankings

A top rated sneaker
A top rated Adidas sneaker
A popular pick

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Adidas Temper Runs use a lacing system that is a combination of regular eyelets and ghillie for an adjustable fit. Lots of overlays made of suede and leather, strewn on top of the mesh uppers, provide the shoes with enough medial and lateral support. 

Adidas plumped up its dad shoe lineup with the release of these kicks. Temper Runs bring back the nostalgia for the sneakers of the 90s, most often characterized by three words—big, bulky, and loud. These shoes contain tons of layers on the uppers, chunky midsoles,—although in this case, not quite so much—and really bold colorways. 

Wear Adidas Temper Runs in the shock purple or amber salmon colorway when you want to project an energetic and young vibe. Style with brown pants and a low-key long-sleeved shirt. 

Adidas Temper Runs in light brown/grey or core black are far more neutral and can be great for occasions when you still want to rock dad kicks but like the look to be somewhat toned down. 

These kicks from the Adidas brand carry an enviably nostalgic design that would appeal to people partial to the 90s penchant of doing things big. The shoes do not contain any notable tech, but they do feature one of the most notable styles that are heavily favored today—that of chunky shoes.

We refuse to call these ‘ugly’ because they aren’t. What they are is bulky and bold and instantly noticeable. These are the shoes to put on when you have no plans of blending in—unless you’re in New York, that is. With these on, you’ll never be relegated to the background.

Temper Runs first made their presence known in 2014, right alongside reissues of the legendary Stan Smith, Boosts, and ZX Flux shoes. The sneakers were heavily-inspired by the aesthetics of 90s runners. The base of the shoes was done in mesh, hits of 3M on the Stripes were featured, and tonal suede panels were layered across the uppers. AdiPRENE midsoles completed the look.

Maybe it was because people weren’t ready for that bulky look yet, or perhaps because the trend was geared towards the sleeker silhouettes, whatever the reason, Temper Runs didn’t last long in the market. 

Fortunately for the silhouette, just four years later, the market was ripe for the chunky look. In May of 2018, two OG colorways were dropped by the Three-Stripe brand. And this time, the shoes were quickly snatched up. More colorways rapidly followed in the months succeeding.

A collab colorway made by Adidas Consortium on the Temper Runs with retailer Saint Alfred also dropped in October of 2018 as well as another one with Transport for London (TfL).  

  • The shoes sit atop sculpted EVA midsoles and contain textile linings.
  • 3M reflective detailing can be found on the Three Stripe branding on the sides.

 

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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

daniel@runrepeat.com