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

10 reasons to buy

  • Many people praised the Adidas Tubular X 2.0’s looks, saying the shoe’s design is a stylish minimalist. A reviewer added that he loved every angle of the shoe and that it gave off a real 90s look and feel.
  • According to a significant number of purchasers, the shoe feels quite comfortable on the feet. A couple of reviewers especially liked the Ortholite insoles.
  • The shoe’s colors got several mentions from people who commended the good color combinations available. A few of them specifically cited the beige/grey colorway as especially “fire.”
  • The Tubular X 2.0 looks very well made. Some testers said they felt the Tubular line just keeps getting better and better with every release.
  • A few consumers found that the shoe is easy to match with clothes. They also reported getting frequent compliments on their shoe.
  • The fit of the shoe is perfect width-wise, stated some customers.
  • One buyer noted how light the Adidas Tubular X 2.0 felt on his feet. He said that he would sometimes forget he was wearing them until he looked down.
  • The footwear feels well-ventilated due to the mesh, one individual wrote. He further added that the shoe feels almost like an extension of the feet and gives really good spring when jumping.
  • The sole is extremely grippy, a tester was happy to find out.
  • One customer was pleased with the shoe’s price which he thought was well worth it given the value of the shoe.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Two people found that the Adidas Tubular X 2.0 runs a little long. They said they had to exchange their purchases for another half a size smaller.
  • One person stated the shoe lacked support at the top because the whole upper is made of Primeknit.

Bottom line

The Adidas Tubular X 2.0 is light on the feet, giving the wearer flexibility and freedom of movement. Although light and sleek in design, the shoe does not scrimp on comfort but instead gives a cushioned feel. The minimalist vibe also adds to the shoes’ appeal. The shoe runs a bit long, some users say, so online buyers might do well to order half a size smaller.



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Adidas Tubular X 2.0 History

The original Tubulars were originally released in the 80s as a basketball shoe. However, it never quite achieved success with the public and was consigned to the archives. Decades later, Adidas’ VP of global Design, Nick Galway, would be going through the repository for a shoe he could use as a base for a new one he wanted to work on. The Tubular’s sole caught his attention. He and his team then spent hours upon hours redesigning the upper to come up with an outline that would be instantly recognizable, and in 2014, the new Tubular model debuted.

The Tubular became highly successful, spawning a variety of iterations and new models in various cuts, from high to low tops. One of these is the Tubular X which debuted in August of 2015. It had the Tubular sole, a high cut design as well as tongue, ribbed midsole, and a woven textile upper.

A follow-up, the Tubular X 2.0, came out on November 20, 2017, which was a lighter and slimmer version of the Tubular X.

Adidas Tubular X 2.0 Style

For men, to get that street style look down pat, pair your sporty high top Tubular X 2.0 with some simple chinos or jogger bottom along with a T-shirt and colorful track jacket. For women, a fitted shirt and a pair of leggings with your Tubular X 2.0 would look good.

Fit & Sizing

The Adidas Tubular X 2.0 is available in both men’s and women’s sizes. For men, sizes range from 3.5 to 13.5. For women, sizes offered range from 5.5 to 10. The shoe’s upper is made of woven material and may lack enough support.

Notable Features

The Adidas Tubular X 2.0 features Adidas’ iconic Primeknit material, which gives the shoe a comfortable and sock-like fit as well as the Tubular tire-inspired sole which provides it with a grippy feel. An Ortholite insole for cushioning nicely rounds the shoe off.

Additional Info

  • The shoe’s forefoot features an X-shaped panel.
  • The shoe has an EVA midsole and textile lining.