7 Best Adidas Running Shoes For Men, 100+ Shoes Tested in 2023

Jens Jakob Andersen
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7 Best Adidas Running Shoes For Men, 100+ Shoes Tested in 2023

If you want to rule the streets with style and performance or conquer the trails with ultimate grip and protection, the men’s running shoes from Adidas are a no-brainer. 

They’re made with some of the brand’s latest and greatest technologies, ready up your performance. 

And if you’re looking for the GOATs from Adidas, this list is made for you.

How we test running shoes

Adidas’ running shoes for men can be expensive. But to keep our reviews fluff-free, we buy them with our own money. 

We also created our own shoe testing facility where each model on this list goes through a myriad of tests.

To keep everything objective, we also: 

  • Run in each shoe for 30 to 50 miles
  • Slice them open to see their parts
  • Measure 30 different aspects of the shoe, including breathability, cushion, flexibility, etc.
  • Generate their Corescore (from 0 to 100) by combining thousands of expert and user reviews

Best men's Adidas running shoes overall

Adidas Ultraboost 5.0 DNA
Adidas Ultraboost 5.0 DNA

CoreScore

90
Superb!
4.7 / 5 from 47,120 users
92 / 100 from 3 experts

Pros

  • True to size
  • Cushioned
  • Very comfortable
  • Nice fit
  • Superb grip even on wet surfaces
  • Versatile enough for casual walks
  • Eco-friendly

Cons

  • For short runs only
  • Needs to dial in lacing
  • Not propulsive in any way

Verdict

The Adidas Ultraboost 5.0 DNA shares the same design with the Adidas Ultraboost. It delivers all-day comfort, plush cushioning, and superb grip. With the design that is more casual, the Ultraboost 5.0 DNA performs well on slow, short runs, making it ideal for beginners and casual runners.
Adidas Ultraboost 5.0 DNA full review

Best Adidas road running shoes for men

Adidas Ultraboost 22
Adidas Ultraboost 22

CoreScore

90
Superb!
4.7 / 5 from 44,590 users
84 / 100 from 25 experts

Pros

  • Fits true to size
  • Dreamy cushioning
  • So light you forget it's there
  • Excellent lockdown
  • Grips both wet & dry tarmac
  • Looks amazing
  • Very popular as a sneaker
  • Great for long slow runs
  • No break-in period needed
  • Great for heavy runners
  • Supreme comfort

Cons

  • Not for wider feet
  • Tight toe-box
  • No energy return

Verdict

The Adidas Ultraboost 22 is a super-comfy daily runner that doubles as a piece of show-stopping streetwear. Using chunky amounts of the infamous Ultraboost foam, the 22 is a modern, plush runner for slower days.
Adidas Ultraboost 22 full review

Best Adidas trail running shoes for men

Adidas Terrex Speed Ultra
Adidas Terrex Speed Ultra

CoreScore

91
Superb!
4.6 / 5 from 2,390 users
89 / 100 from 19 experts

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Nimble ride
  • Grippy outsole
  • Breathable
  • Dries quickly
  • Great lockdown
  • Reflective elements

Cons

  • Feels a touch minimalist
  • No heel pull loop

Verdict

Most trail runners haven't been very KEEN on Adidas trail shoes. They seemed like an afterthought given that the brand's focus was admittedly on sneakers and soccer cleats. But then the Adidas Terrex Speed Ultra arrived. It performed so well out on the trails that many runners have chosen it as their go-to.
Adidas Terrex Speed Ultra full review

Best Adidas neutral running shoes for men

Adidas Racer TR21
Adidas Racer TR21

CoreScore

88
Great!
4.5 / 5 from 29,941 users
92 / 100 from 1 expert

Pros

  • True to size
  • All-day comfort
  • Snug fit
  • No break-in period
  • Great for warm weather
  • Affordable
  • Attractive design
  • Eco-friendly

Cons

  • Only for casual runs
  • Minimal arch support

Verdict

The Adidas Racer TR21 offers all-day comfort with sneaker-like construction. It can be a great option for casual runs. If you are a bit confused by the model name and actually looking for a racing shoe, then this is not for you. When it comes to attractive sneakers, there is just something about those Adidas three stripes, and Adidas didn’t disappoint once again with a great contribution in the form of the Racer TR21.
Adidas Racer TR21 full review

Best Adidas wide toebox running shoes for men

Adidas Adizero Adios Pro 3
Adidas Adizero Adios Pro 3

CoreScore

91
Superb!
4.6 / 5 from 827 users
89 / 100 from 15 experts

Pros

  • It's loaded with energy
  • More stable now
  • Oh so smooth transitions
  • Keeps it light
  • Cushy for long miles
  • Ready for foot swelling
  • Breathability is a 10/10
  • Grippy as heck

Cons

  • Poor heel hold
  • Skyrocketing price
  • A good fit is hard to find

Verdict

Dubbed by an expert as "a long-distance specialist," the Adizero Adios Pro 3 from Adidas is here to push you forward and at the same time keep your feet comfy. It's responsive and stable; it has the perfect recipe to race and go the distance. Even better, it remains light despite gaining some muscles.
Adidas Adizero Adios Pro 3 full review

Best value Adidas running shoes for men

Adidas Duramo 10
Adidas Duramo 10

CoreScore

88
Great!
4.6 / 5 from 10,475 users
90 / 100 from 1 expert

Pros

  • Comfy for all-day wear
  • Lightweight for its kind
  • Stable even during sharp turns
  • Breezy on warm days
  • Perfect for beginners
  • Can handle gym training
  • Durable for the price
  • Soft upper
  • Affordable
  • Eco-friendly upper

Cons

  • Break-in period for wide feet
  • Lacks spring for fast runs

Verdict

The Adidas Duramo 10 is a budget running shoe that's great for beginners who want a cushy ride to ease their way into running. With its down-to-earth price, there's nothing down about it when it comes to being an all-rounder. Whether it's for the short or long haul, you can rely on the Duramo 10. And if you want to take it outside of running, it's an excellent pick for walks, casual wear, and gym training.
Adidas Duramo 10 full review
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Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.