Neutral / cushion / high arch
Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.
Stability / overpronation / normal arch
Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.
Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet
Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.
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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.
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If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.
Heel to toe dropWomen: 10mm
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.
Heel heightWomen: 26mm
Forefoot heightWomen: 16mm
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal, Wide
- The Adidas Ultraboost X Clima was designed specifically for women’s feet. Typically, women tend to have a greater plantar arch height than men, which is why this shoe was designed with a floating arch, delivering the right amount of support and comfort.
- The upper is made up of Adidas’ Primeknit textile. This material wraps the foot snuggly, without making the runner feel any impediment. The material moves together with the foot, allowing optimal movement during runs.
- On the midsole is the Boost Technology. It’s a trademark platform that delivers the right amount of cushioning and responsiveness. It affords the runner with a ride that feels springy and energetic.
- A small piece of torsion system plastic was added to the midsole. It acts as a stabilizer that minimally prevents the foot from rolling inward excessively. Although the control it delivers is not significant, the Torsion system still does its job in aiding the foot to be in proper alignment.
The Adidas Ultraboost X Clima was designed for women, so it is only available in women’s sizes. Female runners can make use of their usual size preferences. As for its width, it is available in the standard B – medium measurement.
The material the outsole is made of is the robust Continental rubber. This is a rubber compound that’s more durable than a standard rubber. It also delivers a good amount of grip on both wet and dry surfaces. In comparative tests done by the brand, it was estimated to have 15% to 30% more grip compared to other outsole compounds.
The design on the outsole is called Stretch Web. The Continental rubber covers the entire bottom of the shoe. It’s usually tough, rigid, and is only a tad flexible. To remedy this, the outsole design was made with spaces between each lug-like protrusion. This affords the bottom of the shoe with unrestrained flexibility that adapts to the movement of the runner.
To provide responsive cushioning, the midsole of the Adidas Ultraboost X Clima is made of the popular Boost technology. Adidas blew up the material called Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) and reshaped it into tiny capsules. These pellets were formed together to make the Boost midsole. The platform itself has better temperature-resistant qualities compared to standard EVA foams while the pellets help the runner experience a ride that’s energetic, responsive and more consistent.
A small Thermoplastic unit was introduced to the midfoot. This is called the Torsion System. It minimally prevents the foot from rolling inward excessively. Although the control it provides is not significant, it still aids in keeping the foot in its ideal alignment. Aside from this, it enables the forefoot and rearfoot to move independently for better stability.
The main material the upper is made of is called PrimeKnit. It boasts of plush, seamless comfort and the right amount of support on key areas of the foot. Moisture-wicking yarns were digitally knitted together to form a one-piece, open-wave upper that awards excellent ventilation. Some zones have been fine-tuned to deliver flexibility and strength, permitting runners to experience a run that doesn’t feel hindered but still protected.
The arch part of the upper is floating. This design was specifically incorporated to cater to the anatomy of the female foot. Commonly, the arch on women’s feet is higher compared to the arches of men. To bring comfort and a bit of support to a high arch is the main purpose of this design.
On the interior of the Ultraboost X Clima is the Climacool Technology. This feature was designed to control the temperature from within the shoe. It also maintains the right moisture levels to keep the inside environment ideal.
On the back of this Adidas shoe is a structure called the FitCounter. It wraps the heel securely to increase stability. Although it delivers minimal stabilization, this component, ensures that the Achilles is protected and that the heel doesn’t move from side to side excessively during runs.