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

7 reasons to buy

  • The Adidas ZX Flux Xeno shoes are stylish and easy to rock with any outfit, according to numerous purchasers.
  • Many liked its cool design, especially the reflective material.
  • Several purchasers were also pleased that the shoes they received looked as advertised online.  
  • There were some comments that these shoes gave the wearers lots of compliments from other people.
  • Some reviewers stated that the arch support of these shoes is great.
  • The ZX Flux Xeno is lightweight, which is liked by several reviewers.
  • These shoes are comfortable on foot, especially for wide-footed wearers since it reportedly has a lot of room in the toe box.

6 reasons not to buy

  • Some users disliked that the Adidas ZX Flux Xeno gets dirty easily and is difficult to clean.
  • These shoes fray easily, as reported by some of the reviewers.
  • A small number of purchasers were disappointed with the glue stains on the pairs they received.
  • Some think that these shoes are a little overpriced.
  • Several purchasers commented that these shoes fit large. To get a snug fit, they recommend to get these in a half or a full size smaller.
  • A few reviewers noted that these take some time to break in.

Bottom line

Probably one of the coolest shoes out on the market today, the Adidas ZX Flux Xeno has a unique and futuristic design that “illuminates” once hit with light. The majority of purchasers finds such feature cool that adds to the shoes’ overall look and style, not to mention it being easy to rock with any outfit. Some wearers even claimed that they receive lots of compliments from other people with these shoes on.

Some users attested that it is comfortable - especially for wide-footed people, lightweight, and has a great arch support. The downside, however, is the sizing, which runs about a half or a full size larger than the usual. It also is found to take quite some time to break in, and for some, a little overpriced. The quality is also in question since some reviewers claimed that these shoes fray easily.



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Adidas ZX Flux Xeno History

The Adidas ZX Line has been around since the late ‘80s that started with technologically advanced running shoes like the ZX 500, ZX 600, ZX 8000, ZX 9000, and several more others. In 2014, the latest addition to the ZX line, the ZX Flux, was introduced.

The ZX Flux is the first in the whole line of ZX shoes designed to balance sporty performance and street-ready style. It retains the DNA of the original ZX shoes while keeping its design in a minimal approach. Other features of the original were scraped off, but the essentials like the TPU heel stabilizer and the Torsion bar remained. The one-piece upper, however, is a brand new feature.

In 2015, the Adidas Originals released its Xeno Collection that includes three silhouettes – the Superstar, the Attitude, and the ZX Flux. Introduced through this collection is the Xeno technology, a light responsive technology from Adidas which makes the shoe “light up” once hit with flash. The designs were inspired by a snake with highly iridescent scales – the Xenopeltis snake, hence the name XENO. Although Adidas has been known for incorporating snakeskin patterns into its shoes, the XENO collection takes the brand to another level.

Adidas ZX Flux Xeno Style

Shadowing the silhouette of the Adidas ZX Flux shoes, this Xeno version exhibits an iridescent snakeskin pattern on its upper. It certainly is a head-turner, especially when it lights up once hit with light. Men and women alike can rock this with any look like simple pants, jeans, and even casual shorts.

Fit & Sizing

The Adidas ZX Flux Xeno is available in both men’s and women’s sizes. Men’s sizes range from size 6.5 to 13 in D – Medium width while women’s sizes range from size 5 to 11 in B – Medium width. The low-top structure allows flexible ankle movement, while the traditional lace closure allows an adjustable but secure fit. The TPU heel counter adds support, stability, and protection to the feet.

Notable Features

The Adidas ZX Flux Xeno is unique in its own way due to its iridescent finish that illuminates once hit with lights. There are snake design details all over the shoe such as its snakeskin upper, the snake illustration on the underside of the tongue, and the snake eye design on the outsole. Such details represent an iridescent snake that gave inspiration to this shoe’s design.

Additional Info

  • The Xeno version of the Adidas ZX Flux bears 3M reflective details on the tongue and along the heel. The tongue also exhibits the Adidas Trefoil logo.
  • These shoes feature the Torsion technology, which provides arch support while allowing forefoot and heel flexibility.