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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.

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.

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.

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.

Summary

We spent 9.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

9 reasons to buy

  • Available in the market in multiple colorways.
  • Many applauded that the Adidas Tubular Doom Sock Primeknit is reasonably priced.
  • It delivers optimum comfort, shared by many users.
  • Many testers commended the soft upper. It is the superb update on their Tubular Doom, said many.
  • This pair is easy to take on and to lace up, shared by some.
  • Many liked the versatility of the Tubular Doom Sock Primeknit. It can go with anything.
  • Very stunning and stylish lifestyle shoe, said many buyers.
  • High quality materials used in the Tubular Doom Sock PK were noted by the majority of the purchasers.
  • The majority of the users enjoyed the lightness of this pair.

1 reasons not to buy

  • The Adidas Tubular Doom Sock Primeknit has a wide width. Buyers recommend buying a size down than their usual size.

Bottom line

The Adidas combined the basketball and running silhouette and formed a modern low-cut profile. The Tubular Doom Sock Primeknit is a style out of the ordinary that is refined by the Tubular sole. This is the fashion-forward take on the classic sports-inspired style. True to its name, it has a sock-like fit to add style and ease of entry. With its flashy laces, Primeknit upper and fresh design, it will definitely break some necks.  Adidas just made another lifestyle shoe that stands out in the off court category.


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Adidas Tubular Doom Sock Primeknit compared to 1883 sneakers:

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4.5 / 5 based on 334 ratings

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Adidas Tubular Doom Sock Primeknit History

In the 1990s, Adidas released the Tubular line way ahead of the NMD, UltraBoost and the EQT.

It features an outsole design inspired from a car tire and its tread. It was the first inflatable basketball in the world. Unfortunately, it was not well-embraced in the market and was shelved 2 years after it was introduced.

In 2014, Nic Galway, the VP of Adidas Global Design, saw so much potential in the Tubular and decided to resurrect the design. They re-launched the silhouette and called it the Tubular Runner.  The overall guise of the Tubular Runner is the result of the 5-year intensive research and the combination of history, sports and style.

Since then, several A-listers were seen sporting the Tubular. Some of them were Justin Bieber, Kendall Jenner and A$AP Rock. It became famous around the globe, in fact a show was dedicated entirely to the Tubular Runner in the 2015 Paris Fashion Week Autumn/Winter Collection.

The Tubular line has been expanded over the years by adding new models. Several fashion brands also collaborated with the Adidas which kept the Tubular at the frontage of the sneaker race. The Tubular series is continually expanding over the years alongside its modern evolution to keep up with the constant demand.

The Tubular Doom was first released in 2016 as an adaptation of the 1990’s running and basketball silhouette. This revamped Tubular model features the sock like high-ankle collar and street fashion aesthetic. In 2017, they introduced the low-cut sock-like fitting design and called it the Tubular Doom Sock Primeknit.

Adidas Tubular Doom Sock Primeknit Style

The Adidas Tubular Doom Sock Primeknit is similar to the profile of the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2. The Primeknit upper is seated entirely on the Boost midsole for a maximum energy return with every stride. The breathable, flexible and lightweight Primeknit upper allows this pair to be worn all-day, especially during the warm weather. It is slightly cushioned on the heel part to give comfort and heel support. Many users sport this pair with anything casual, like jogger, jeans and short with their tees and hoodies. Being stylish is as never a doom with the Adidas Tubular Doom Sock Primeknit.

Fit & Sizing

The upper of the Adidas Tubular Doom Sock Primeknit hugs the foot securely to give a sock-like feel. It also has an internal caging system to provide support. The lacing system is looped on the external rubber eyelets for a clean look and snug fit. The upper is made of a single piece of Primeknit that curves up in front of the foot that acts as the tongue. It has a pull loop on the forefoot for easiness in putting on this pair. It has a wide width compared to other Primeknit model thus people recommend grabbing a full size down than the usual size. It is available in men’s sizes from 7 to 13 US and in women’s sizes from 5 to 11 US in medium width.

Notable Features

The Adidas Tubular Doom Sock Primeknit has a midsole that is ribbed similar to the tread of a rubber tire.  This feature is the iconic element of the Tubular line. Aside from that, the Tubular Doom Sock PK resembles closely to the silhouette of another popular sneaker created by the same company. Looking at the design aesthetics, one would immediately think of the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2. The Tubular Doom Sock PK opens an opportunity for people who can’t afford the very pricey Yeezys. This is indeed an excellent alternative.

Additional Info

  • The one-piece Primeknit wraps entirely on the foot for a comfortable ride and cool stride.
  • The Adidas Tubular Doom Sock Primeknit has the center stitching in the forefoot which is also featured in the Yeezy line.
  • Adidas branding can be found on the tongue pull tab, heel support, insole and on the Tubular Doom rubber outsole.
  • The laces are incorporated with the reflective 3M. It reflects when stricken with light during low lights.
  • It has an external heel support made of premium suede.
  • It has a very soft textile lining in the heel area.
  • The Tubular rubber outsole showcases a distinct curvature that resembles a tire.
  • It has a very stylish and modern ribbed EVA midsole.