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

9 reasons to buy

  • Fans of the Tubular range mention that this is one of their favorites from the Tubular series.
  • Majority of the reviewers highly appreciates how comfortable these sneakers are.
  • A great number of users give high praises on the quality of the shoe.
  • The snug fit is appreciated by several consumers, saying it is a whole new experience because it fits like a glove.
  • Several testers love the minimalist and outstanding design of the shoe.
  • The laces add a great touch on the overall aesthetic of the shoe.
  • One user compliments Adidas for not placing multiple logos on the shoe.
  • The soles used on these sneakers are softer and plusher than older models of the Tubular’s.
  • These sneakers are quite similar to Yeezy designs, which can be quite impossible to get.

6 reasons not to buy

  • A couple of users said that it could be an effort to put these sneakers on. However, over time, the material stretch, making it easier.
  • The front part of the shoe is a bit too soft, which gives the impression of not being too durable.
  • The colorways look a bit different on the website than in real life said a few consumers.
  • A number of reviewers note that these shoes are quite slippery and don’t have that much grip.
  • These shoes may not be ideal to use when it is raining since the upper is not waterproof, noted one tester.
  • One user noted that upon wearing it for the first time, he experienced horrible creasing on the side of the sole.

Bottom line

A bit underhyped compared to its contemporaries, the Adidas Tubular Rise is an overall lifestyle sneaker. The small details like its clean aesthetics and integrated lacing system are great additions to the sneaker. The Tubular Rise being comfortable, durable, and of high-quality contributes to its reputation. Having this shoe can instantly make a statement on almost any outfit because of its Yeezy-like futuristic design. However, those who plan to buy these shoes should take note that the Primeknit material used on these sneakers are not waterproof and does not offer that much traction.



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Adidas Tubular Rise History

The Adidas Tubular is originally conceptualized and released as a basketball shoe. Released in 1993, the shoe introduced a technology that came with an external pump which has the ability to adjust the shoe through inflation. The name “Tubular” came about because of the outsole design. It was inspired by the tubing of car tires to have more traction and grip on the ground. Two years after its production, the brand decided to shelf the shoe as its manufacturing was too expensive and complex. Nic Galway, Vice President of Global Design, saw the Tubular’s potential and believed in its success.

It was only in 2014 when the brand decided to resurrect it but revamping it with an all-new silhouette. The revived sneaker took five years of research. Named the Tubular Runner, the sneaker looked back to its original inspiration, car tires, but combining it with high fashion, taking inspiration from Yohji Yamamoto’s Y-3 Qasa silhouette. The sneaker debuted as a running shoe but greatly appreciated by the fashion industry as well. It took over the Paris Fashion Week’s Autumn/Winter collection as the entire show was dedicated for this futuristic sneaker.

The Tubular series, despite taking its time, only proved that it was worth the wait. The models under the series, the Tubular Rise included, pushed boundaries because of its cutting-edge design and modern construction.

Adidas Tubular Rise Style

Released in Fall/Winter 2017, the Tubular Rise carries its predecessors’ design elements but exemplifies a “postmodernist visual ethos.” This character is represented by its color palette and use of understated accents. Carrying a futuristic design, this mid-top sneaker comes in a Primeknit upper composed of space-dyed fibers making it look dimensional. The suede midfoot cage overlay adds an interesting accent as it holds the two-tone laces together.

Pairing these shoes with a basic shirt and joggers can instantly make one trendy and stylish. The subtle color accents remain to be neutral, making it quite easy to pair it with almost anything.

Fit & Sizing

The Adidas Tubular Rise is available in men's sizes. The range of these sneakers goes from 4-13 with half sizes available. The lace-up closure of these sneakers is a great add-on as it is integrated on the midfoot cage overlay. This offers an interesting look at the sneaker and at the same time, makes the lace-up process a breeze.

Notable Features

Much like its Tubular predecessors, the Tubular Rise embodies the boldest iteration of the Tubular philosophy. The use of different materials, a two-tone knit upper, leather vamp and heel, and suede midfoot cage overlay not only contributes to the sleek, minimalist, and futuristic design of the shoe but adds to the durability, support, and comfort of its wearer. More so, its additional feature, the soft EVA outsole with molded stability plugs provides extra cushioning to the sneaker. The overflow panel goes up the heel’s quarter and holds the laces together.

Additional Info

  • The Primeknit upper makes these sneakers comfortable and more supportive.
  • This mid-top Tubular Rise features a comfortable textile bootee lining, making it more sock-like.