Verdict from 6.7 hours of research from the internet

7 reasons to buy

  • A handful of shoppers say that the Adidas Yatra is probably the best budget-friendly trainer they’ve bought.
  • The Yatra is among the top all-around trainers from Adidas (perfect for walking, running, and even working out), according to a few reviewers.
  • The majority of testers have “fallen in love” with its astonishing level of comfort and lightness.
  • Its sleek running-inspired silhouette has appealed to many customers.
  • Most reviewers highly recommend the Yatra to everyone.
  • The Yatra runs true to size and fits the feet well, based on general reviews.
  • At least one user mention he feels superb control on feet when wearing the Yatra.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A reviewer points out that the Yatra’s cushioning is not enough.
  • This model is available in only a few colorways.

Bottom line

Keeping true to its Hindi translation, which is  “to travel,” the Yatra holds all the essentials of a brilliant walking sneaker. It has a classic running-inspired silhouette, decked in an airy two-tone open mesh upper which sits atop a fused—and thus enhanced—Cloudfoam midsole and outsole.

The addition of the Ortholite Float sock liner makes the Yatra’s cushioning plushier and its ride a lot smoother. Having also an overall lightweight feel, the Yatra is indeed built for a long journey. Priced at an inviting $60 price tag, the Yatra is an absolute bargain.

User reviews:

The Yatra has a women’s specific fit. Women can choose their Yatra shoes from sizes 5 to 11. With its low profile, the Yatra allows the ankles to have a full range of motion. Moreover, a traditional lace-up closure fastens its mesh upper and locks in the feet with custom fitting.

Hailing from a running heritage, the Yatra looks at home and at its best when worn with active and athleisure wear. For daily walks or runs around the city streets, ladies can sport these athletic, sexy-looking Yatras with joggers; sweatpants; running trousers; athletics jackets, sweaters, and shorts; and the like.

These Yatras are also more than versatile enough to go with casual, laid-back clothing. Skinny jeans and denims also fit well with these shoes. Lastly, this model comes in a few colorways, such as black/white, pink/white, and white/white.            

As sexy as it looks, the Yatra has more substance inside it. First off, its mesh upper is lightweight and breathable, great for that daytime run around town. Its midsole and outsole are fused and features Cloudfoam technology. It is made from molded ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) compound, which is superbly plushy as well as hard-wearing. An Ortholite Float sock liner, made from an antimicrobial PU foam, further boosts its level of comfort, cushioning, and breathability. Lastly, a heel counter at the upper’s rear serves as a stabilizer as well as a shield from accidental impacts.

In 2016, Adidas proudly introduced the Cloudfoam, a groundbreaking cushioning technology, which makes for a softer, cushier sole. It first appeared under the brand’s NEO line, which aimed to create fresh, new designs to cater to the young and upcoming generation of consumers aged between fourteen and nineteen years old. The NEO line is now rebranded as Adidas Essentials.

The Cloudfoam tech delivered its promise of long-lasting comfort and impressed the young wearers. This success urged the Three Stripes to bank on this technology as well as vision (of fresh-looking comfortable sneakers). The running-styled Yatra proudly wields this Cloudfoam technology, also pushing forward the brand’s vision of essential sports-inspired silhouettes.

  • Its outsole has a textured tread that delivers incredible grip.   
  • Adidas branding is detailed in the tongue, sidewall, insole, and outsole.
  • It has a stitched loop that prevents tongue slippage.

Size and fit

True to size based on 61 user votes
Small (36%)
True to size (64%)
Large (0%)
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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.