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

12 reasons to buy

  • A majority of the reviewers expressed that the Adidas Tubular Runner really feels comfortable on the foot.
  • The shoe feels lightweight on foot as what some of the users claimed.
  • Several of the users said that the shoe is breathable on the foot.
  • The shoe displays a very stylish look and design, as stated by several reviewers who gave time to leave comments about the Adidas Tubular Runner.
  • Most of the buyers expressed how they love the shoe.
  • Several reviewers said that the shoe is easy to clean.
  • Some users loved the colorways of the shoe, saying it has “cool” colors.
  • A handful of reviewers enjoyed all the compliments they get from wearing the shoe.
  • Most of the buyers said that they would definitely and highly recommend the shoe.
  • A good number of buyers were really satisfied of their purchase.
  • One can choose over a variety of colorways that is offered for the shoe.
  • The shoe is offered at a reasonable price.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some of the buyers claimed that the Adidas Tubular Runner may run a bit large.
  • A couple of the reviewers expressed that the shoe takes a few days to break-in.

Bottom line

The Adidas Tubular Runner is a low-top shoe that offers the wearer a great comfortable feeling for their foot. The neoprene underlay of the shoe offers a rather ideal snug sock-like fit for the foot and its overly provides a lightweight upper. With its versatility when it comes to style, a variety of cool colorways, and a price that wouldn’t leave a huge gash on the wallet, this shoe really offers a great deal.


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Adidas Tubular Runner History

When the Adidas Tubular was first made and was primarily designed as a basketball shoe, it didn’t acquire much popularity. The silhouette was way ahead of its time with the complexity of its design. But then Adidas’ VP of Designs, Nic Galway, went through the brand’s archive and got drawn into the Tubular prototypes. He gave the silhouette another shot as with the present-day technology allows the manufacturing of the shoe more attainable. The Tubulars we see today are the results.

In the year 2014, the new Tubular silhouette was released in the form of the Adidas Tubular Runner. The shoe is mostly inspired by car tire which is shown on the design of its outsole, thus being called the “Tubular”. This silhouette is also somewhat a much cheaper version of the rather expensive Adidas’ Y-3 line which was designed by Yohji Yamamoto. The Adidas Tubular also displays several characteristics of the Y-3 shoes such as the neoprene and the donut-shaped sole but only in a quite lesser price.

The Adidas Tubular Runner silhouette was also given some iterations throughout its existence. The expansion of the Tubular’s design includes variations on the silhouette’s upper. Different color combinations for the colorway of the shoe were also released.

Adidas Tubular Runner Style

A combination of sport and style is what the Adidas Tubular Runner mostly showcases. A sense of versatility is also offered by this low-top shoe as it can fully function well with a variety of outfit choices, representing various kinds of styles. With the laser-cut heel cage, the shoe features a dimensional appeal that made it to qualify more into the world of fashion. The sporty vibe given off by the shoe allows the wearer to express their casual sport style through an outfit that would appropriately go well with these pair of kicks. One can also use the shoe as a complement for their street style attire. With an appropriate top, this shoe goes pretty well with a pair of cuffed jeans, jogger jeans, skinny jeans, fitted jeans, and joggers.

Fit & Sizing

The fit of the Adidas Tubular Runner shares the same average fit as the regular Adidas Tubular. The lace-up closure system of the shoe allows the wearer to lock their feet down in a snug, comfortable fit. The shoe may run a bit large for some so going down in sizes may be applicable. The shoe is offered in both men’s and women’s sizing. Sizes mostly ranging from size 4 to size 13 in medium width are offered for men while sizes mostly ranging from size 6 to size 11 also in medium width. Half sizes for the shoe are also available.

Notable Features

One of the things that the buyers mostly gush about the Adidas Tubular Runner is the comfort it offers to the wearer. They expressed their love on how the shoe felt on their feet, mostly saying that it is the most comfortable shoe they own so far. The design of the shoe also gathered quite some appreciation from the buyers. They said that it looked really stylish and it is really versatile when it comes to style.

Additional Info

  • The Adidas Tubular Runner may be sold at a discounted price in some retailers.
  • A simplified re-imagination of the Ghillie lacing system was given to the shoe which ensures this futuristic shoe still portrays the Adidas DNA.
  • The rubber outsole of the shoe offers good traction on different kinds of ground surface.
  • A dual density EVA midsole is given for the shoe which offers good comfort for the foot.
  • The signature Adidas Trefoil branding can be observed on the hell part the shoe.
  • Adidas branding is shown on the tongue of the shoe.