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Low Top

Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.

Mid Top

Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.

High Top

Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.

Good to know

Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.

Inspired from

Sports

Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.

Casual

Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

Good to know

Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.

Collection

Good to know

Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.

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Special editions

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

10 reasons to buy

  • The word ‘comfortable’ was used to describe the Adidas ZX Flux ADV Tech by most reviewers of the shoe. One user said that his Adidas pair has a great feel and fits his foot without any pressure points on the sides.
  • Many testers reported that the shoe is suitable for walking and other activities such as working out. They added that their shoe does not make their legs feel tired from all their activities, even when worn all day.
  • The shoe’s looks got a lot of positive feedback from consumers who wrote that the low-profile design has a chic and sporty feel. One described the shoe as “dope-looking” while another used the word “amazing.”
  • Several buyers praised the lightweight feel of the shoe. A tester commended the Adidas ZX Flux ADV Tech for being “light, airy, breathable, and flexible.”
  • The quality of the shoe got a number of thumbs up as well from customers who observed the good workmanship of the shoe. They stated that the footwear has a nice material structure and looks well made.
  • According to some individuals, the shoe is durable, and the upper looks robust.
  • The ZX Flux ADV Tech’s price got a few mentions from purchasers who said it was reasonable.
  • The shoe can be worn with anything, some users were pleased to note.
  • One individual appreciated the shoe’s upper which, he said, is nicely soft and stretchy but not too thin.
  • A buyer said the footwear has a good grip and “meets all the criteria that a shoe needs to have.”

4 reasons not to buy

  • The Adidas ZX Flux ADV Tech runs narrow, several users complained. The shoe feels tight for wide-footed buyers.
  • The shoe also runs small, some customers say. Purchasers of the shoe had to order a size or two bigger than their standard foot size.
  • The shoe has limited colorways available, noted a few consumers.
  • According to one buyer, the laces are thinner than what you’d expect. He said he had to swap them with other laces.

Bottom line

Durability, comfort, flexibility, and reasonable price combine to make the Adidas ZX Flux ADV Tech a standout shoe. The shoe does not lag in the design department either with its creatively understated style. This low top footwear, however, runs small and narrow which wide-footed users may need to note before buying.


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Adidas ZX Flux ADV Tech History

The ZX 8000 was the first Adidas running shoe ever to feature the legendary Torsion system. Launched in 1988, it has remained as one of the company’s most popular retro runners. With the ZX 8000, Adidas was primarily concerned with cushioning but also managed to produce an intricate combination of futuristic vibes with a classic design.

The ZX 8000 featured bright colorways in response to the current trend at the time for bold colors and space-age design. The shoe had a Ghillie lace system, a brand tag on the tongue, removable inlay insole, and a nylon mesh and synthetic suede upper. The shoe was so hugely popular that it was reissued in 2004, 2009, and 2013, with the latest release veering away a bit from the original with its soft sole and slimmer fit.

In 2014, the ZX Flux series was released, with much of the inspiration behind the shoe based on the ZX 8000. The ZX Flux is basically a stripping down and deconstructing of the ZX 8000 to the bare minimum. It is still a ZX shoe, but the toe overlay, the eyestay and ghillie, and the mudguard of the ZX 8000 were removed.

The Adidas ZX Flux came out mainly in two builds: a mesh one and a satin one with prints and graphics. Several colorways were released for each as well as many variations of the ZX Flux line such as the ZX Flux ADV Tech that debuted in 2016. This particular version reinterpreted the ZX Flux silhouette with new tech elements but kept the simplified heel cage and style of the original ZX Flux.

Adidas ZX Flux ADV Tech Style

The Adidas ZX Flux ADV Tech has a slimmer silhouette compared to the original. The streamlined build goes well with most casual clothing such as pants, shorts, and straight-legged or slim jeans.

Fit & Sizing

This low top silhouette comes in men’s sizes which range from 6 to 12. The fit is quite narrow and small, so purchasers are advised to go a size up. The welded heel cage gives the shoe added support and stability.

Notable Features

The ZX Flux ADV Tech’s iconic silhouette inspired by running gear is its most distinguishable feature along with the shoe’s welded trim and heel cage.

Additional Info

  • Utilizes an injected EVA midsole that gives the shoe lightweight cushioning.
  • Features a basket weave mesh upper with shaped overlays.