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

7 reasons to buy

  • Those who have tried the Adidas Tubular Invader 2.0 generally felt comfortable while wearing it.
  • Many commented that the shoe is reasonably priced.
  • The modern yet classy look of the shoe made people take a second look, as reported by one reviewer.
  • A user praised the shoe’s nice color scheme.
  • One buyer advised that the shoe goes well with various casual clothing.
  • Some wearers mentioned that they were satisfied with the quality and durable materials used in the shoe’s upper and sole.
  • The majority of the reviewers was impressed with the Adidas Tubular Invader 2.0’s sporty and stylish silhouette.

7 reasons not to buy

  • Due to the sneaker’s narrow opening, getting the shoes on took some time, according to a wearer.
  • The shoe size runs smaller than expected, reported by a small number of reviewers.
  • One user advised that the shoe’s front is a little bit tight.
  • Few of the purchasers reported that the Tubular Invader 2.0 was not as comfortable as it looks.
  • A disappointed wearer advised that the shoe was too close-fitting and caused blisters.
  • The sneaker has to be broken in first in order to get the right level of comfort, a user noticed.
  • The shoe laces are quite long, noted one reviewer.

Bottom line

Owning a pair of Yeezys is a dream come true for most average Joes. Released in limited quantities and with a hefty price, it is just impossible to get one unless you’re affluent or well-connected. However, Adidas made sure that Y-3 fans are able to get a dose of the luxury aesthetics the Y-3 line provides at general release prices with the introduction of the Adidas Tubular Invader 2.0.

This street-ready and fashion forward sneaker remains popular for its eye-catching silhouette. Made of premium materials, the shoe ensures durability. It is also able to provide its wearers with the basic comfort they require from a lifestyle shoe.



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Adidas Tubular Invader 2.0 History

Combine the functional and technologically-advanced design of the 1980s Adidas Tubular trainer with the silhouette of the iconic Invader basketball sneaker, and one comes up with a progressive and innovative shoe called the Adidas Tubular Invader.

Initial models of the Tubular Invader featured a midfoot strap that gives the shoe its premium recognizable look. Its successor, the Adidas Tubular Invader 2.0, had its predecessors overall look; however, the brand made a good decision of dropping the straps for this iteration.

Various versions have been introduced since the shoe was launched. Adidas, aiming to keep their loyal followers up to their toes with every release, continue to push their boundaries by making more unique and finer versions of the previous one with an uptick in the price. Fans can therefore expect promising creations from Tubular Invader’s line in the future.

Adidas Tubular Invader 2.0 Style

This stylish mid-cut lifestyle shoe that doubles as a trainer has won the hearts of many fashionistas around the globe. It is an affordable option for those who are looking for luxe yet reasonably-priced kicks.

Adidas ensures to make every edition with premium materials in order to maintain its modern and elegant look, making it suitable for everyday wear. It goes well with shorts, skinny jeans, sweat pants and other casual clothing.

Fit & Sizing

With the shoe’s silhouette inspired from a basketball sneaker, the Tubular Invader 2.0 generally provides the wearer with ample support.

Men’s and women’s versions are available. The men’s editions are offered in sizes 4-14 while the women’s models are available in sizes 5-11. Widths and sizes of this shoe fairly run true to what is expected.

Notable Features

Avid Adidas followers would instinctively recognize the shoe for its attractive mid top silhouette and its slimmed down tubular outsole.  

The Tubular technology used in this shoe’s outsole drew its inspiration from the inner tubing of car tires.  It gives the sneaker enhanced grip and traction. The soft EVA midsole, on the other hand, provides the kicks its improved cushioning.

Additional Info

  • The insides of the sneaker are padded for added comfort.
  • Other distinguishable features are the collar’s distinctive cut and the perforated three-stripes on the sides.
  • Three models have been released for the Adidas Tubular Invader 2.0 Mens Originals. The earliest edition was released in 2 colorways. It featured an ice blue rubber outsole, a textile lining and two-toned laces. It also has a neoprene heel with a molded TPU Trefoil logo and a suede upper that came in black or clear brown.  On the other hand, the other model featured a leather upper with a soft leather lining and a rubber outsole with a milky white translucent heel.  The newest edition’s upper was also made of leather, but with a triangle-debossed graphic and a tonal rubber outsole.
  • For the Womens Originals, four editions have been introduced. The earliest version had an upper made of pigskin nubuck, a rubber outsole and a mesh lining. Another version had a full grain leather upper and a leather heel with a synthetic snakeskin embossing and a rubber outsole. One model’s upper had a reflective finish and was made of durable polyester fabric. Lastly, the newest version that was released was customizable. Its upper was made of pigskin nubuck. It also featured a reflective heel piece with an open mesh overlay and a reflective tongue logo as well as a rubber outsole with a semi-translucent back rubber panel.