Arch support
Daily running
M: 330g | W: 296g
Heel to toe drop
M: 10mm | W: 10mm
Heel height
M: 32mm | W: 32mm
Forefoot height
M: 22mm | W: 22mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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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 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

8 reasons to buy

  • The Adidas Vengeful is very comfortable, according to most of the reviewers.

  • The cushioning is soft, but has distinct responsiveness, based on several comments from runners.

  • The price is around the norm of well-cushioned neutral trainers.

  • The StableFrame technology adds a little medial support for better stability.

  • The Air Mesh upper delivers superb breathability.

  • Some runners use it for gym sessions as well.

  • The upper hugs the foot well, as noted by a handful.

  • The seamless construction reduces the possibility of getting blisters or hot spots.

5 reasons not to buy

  • A few runners mentioned that the overlays in the upper look cheap.

  • The upper lacks structure, which is noticeable in long runs where the runner’s form begins to fade, based on some comments.

  • It is a bit heavy for a handful of runners.

  • Outsole durability left more than a few runners disappointed.

  • No reflectivity for low-visibility running.

Bottom line

Adidas designed the Vengeful for those who love a well-cushioned trainer that still delivers perceptible responsiveness. This neutral shoe has really good arch support, very comfortable interior, and excellent breathability. It should be a sensible choice for short to mid-distance runs at average speeds.

World wide, Vengeful is in the bottom 50% most popular running shoes. The brand, Adidas, is the 3rd most popular.

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Expert reviews

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78 / 100 based on 5 expert reviews

  • 82
    FRESHLevel 1 expert
    by FRESH
    In terms of performance, the shoe is responsive enough to give you optimal comfort and support.
  • 80
    Owners ReviewLevel 1 expert
    by Owners Review
    Adidas could be a little more generous with the amount of tread that they place at the bottom of their shoes.
  • 83
    Running VillageLevel 3 expert
    by Running Village
    While it’s not a lightweight racer, it’s a perfect shoe for those new to running or looking something that they can comfortably race and train in.
  • 70
    Kristin LassenLevel 3 expert
    by Running Shoes Guru
    I think it's an excellent shoe for races of 10K on down despite the slightly heavier weight; it feels light, and I absolutely love the boost foam in the midsole.
  • 80
    Kristin LassenLevel 2 expert
    by Women's Running
     I enjoy the Vengeful (besides the name) for shorter, faster runs. This shoe fits the bill for what I think a neutral running shoe should be: it offers cushion and a little stability without going all-out in either direction.
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Updates to Vengeful

Adidas introduces a less expensive shoe that rather resembles a few of its heavily-cushioned shoes using the Boost midsole foam. In the Vengeful, runners get the same excellent and responsive cushioning without some of the proverbial bells and whistles of its pricier cousins.

A mesh that is filled with countless holes guarantees a very breathable run. The mesh is part of the seamless upper construction that is sure to limit the chances of painful blisters or even hot spots.

Although a neutral shoe, Adidas uses a dense EVA on the medial side for a supportive run. Adidas uses this wedge of foam to support the runner during daily trainings.

The outsole delivers optimal ground contact and covered with proprietary durable carbon rubber from Adidas.

Vengeful size and fit

The standard fit of the Adidas Vengeful should be music to the ears of a large majority of runners. It also gives runners adequate heel and midfoot support for low-mileage runs. The forefoot has sufficient room for the toes to splay and for mid-run swelling. It runs true to size.


Adidas’ unique Stretchweb outsole layout is utilized in the underfoot of the Vengeful. The outsole uses tough carbon rubber in the heel and other areas while blown rubber covers the rest of the way for additional traction. With circular pods populating the outsole from heel to toe, ground contact is quite good for stability and smooth transitions.


The Boost midsole starts from the heel to just beneath the metatarsals. An extra slice of this foam is located just beneath the big toe for responsiveness during toe-off. The Boost provides excellent bounce back features and is extremely durable. It even performs very well, even when the miles add up. Adidas’ StableFrame uses a moderately-sized soft EVA on the outer side of the shoe while a slightly stiffer version of this foam covers the inner part. The stability of the shoe is enhanced by this midsole design.


The upper is large Air Mesh all over for superb shoe ventilation. There are very thin printed overlays on both sides of the shoe, particularly around the eyelets. On the medial side, a printed overlay extends to the forefoot and towards the bonded toe protection. It gives the upper on the forefoot a little more structure. The ankle collar has decent padding with light cushioning in the tongue. Adidas provides flat laces to tie up the fit.


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