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

7 reasons to buy

  • Adidas fans who tried wearing this casual sneaker were impressed with the comfortable in-shoe feel it provided.
  • Its sporty and stylish silhouette makes people take a second look, many users advised. Some added that they received a lot of compliments for this shoe’s good looks.
  • A few buyers thought that the quality of the materials used in this iteration has greatly improved.
  • The Adidas Tubular Instinct Low is available in eye-catching neutral-colored tones.
  • Those who tried using this shoe with inserts were happy that the fit remained comfortable.
  • This model is sold at an affordable price point.
  • Selected retail stores are selling this sneaker at a discounted rate.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some consumers noted that the Tubular Instinct felt a bit tight.
  • This shoe felt slightly heavy, a few wearers noticed.
  • The white colorway got dirty easily, one buyer observed.

Bottom line

The Tubular collection has always been popular for its lifestyle shoes that flaunt a luxe aesthetic comparable to the iconic Yeezys. The Tubular Instinct Low is, however, among the underrated casual sneakers in this line. Regardless, those who have worn this shoe have proven that similar to its siblings, this model is also versatile and comfortable, not to mention good looking.



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Adidas Tubular Instinct Low History

Adidas’ archives truly have a lot of hidden gems tucked away in its recesses and Nic Galway, the brand’s VP of Global Design, was ready to dig deep into it to unravel its secrets. The Tubular tech is just one among the many archived ideas of this brand that Nic discovered during his search.

Back in the late 1980’s, Adidas’ creative team thought of creating a basketball trainer with an outsole modeled after car tire tubings. This idea took form in the year 1993, however, due to the lack of needed technology, the design fell short of what they’ve expected it to be. Thankfully, today’s advancements have allowed the brand to put together this groundbreaking piece and perfect it.

This revolutionary tech was introduced in the form of the Tubular Runner. Designed by Nic and his team, it was born in November 2014. Its release roused the excitement of Adidas fans worldwide. The development of a series of lifestyle footwear soon followed. All of which boasted innovation and stylish aesthetics. This includes the Tubular Instinct.

This high-top iteration was released in August 2016. However, this shoe had to take the backseat as it was outshined by the NMD, Ultra Boost and other Tubular models like the Tubular Doom. Despite this, Adidas continued to fine tune this product and revamp it with various materials and colors.

In November 2016, the Tubular Instinct Low was launched. This model was made available in the market on January 2017. Although still lagging in popularity, Adidas remains confident that this product has the potential of becoming a future hit.

Adidas Tubular Instinct Low Style

Keep your feet comfy and happy all day with the Tubular Instinct Low. Crafted with a perforated upper, padded ankle and a lightweight EVA midsole, standing and walking on this shoe for long hours won’t pose any problem.

This low-rise casual shoe is available in various colorways. Mostly outfitted in neutral hues like black, white and clear brown, this versatile sneaker looks great in a wide array of sporty and casual outfits including jeans, shorts and joggers.

Fit & Sizing

This B-ball inspired shoe, made of mesh and synthetic leather, ensures to provide ample support in all the right areas. Generally running true to length and width, the Adidas Tubular Instinct Low is available in men’s sizes 4-14.

Notable Features

The Tubular Instinct Low’s sole unit is what stands out the most. The sole is composed of a tube-inspired EVA midsole that is accented with ripple detailing as well as a modified rubber outsole that has wavy edges that go past the midsole. The former offers improved cushioning while the latter provides reliable grip and traction.

Additional Info

  • Textile upper with perforated leather overlays improve the shoe’s breathability.
  • Snug and secure fit is achieved with the help of its traditional lacing system that includes rope laces.
  • Famous “Trefoil” logo can be found on the Tubular Instinct Low’s tongue, heel and undersole.
  • Textile lining, as well as padded tongue and collar, improves the shoe’s comfort level.