10 Best Adidas Running Shoes For Women in 2022

Jovana Subic
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10 Best Adidas Running Shoes For Women in 2022

With nearly 200 women’s running shoes from Adidas, it’s easy to get mixed up. But no worries, this list is specifically for female runners who want the most innovative and performance-ready running shoes from the brand. 

From road shoes to trail shoes, we’ve personally tested and selected the ten best Adidas running shoes for women from five different categories.

How we test the best Adidas running shoes for women 

Each women’s Adidas running shoe on this list goes through a rigorous process before they earn their spot. To make our selection as fair as possible, we buy them with our own money. 

We have also invested in our own shoe testing facility. Here, we run a myriad of tests on each model, including: 

  • Running in each shoe for at least 30-50 miles
  • Cutting them open to examine their parts
  • Measuring each aspect of the model in 30 different parameters
  • Calculating their CoreScore using thousands of expert and user reviews

Best Adidas running shoes overall for women

It can do so much without asking too much. The Adidas Alphabounce+ proved to us that all-rounders don’t have to be expensive. 

Whether you’re running slow and easy miles, or clocking up-tempo sessions, the Alphabounce+ delivers with flying colors. And if you don’t want to switch gears for your cross-training, this shoe can be your go-to. 

It’s so supportive, missteps and slips are out of the question. 

If bang for the buck is what you’re after, this is THE shoe. The Adidas Alphabounce+ is as strong as a bull. It will take you at least 400 to 500 miles before it bottoms out. 

And if you’re a sucker for comfort, the Alphabounce+ won’t be a letdown. It’s very padded, it’s even cushier than its long-standing workhorse competition - Nike Pegasus 38. 

Summer runs? Beat the heat with the Adidas Alphabounce+. The upper has so many perforations, feeling hot in this shoe is the last thing you’ll ever experience.

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The Ultraboost needs no introduction. Already in its 21st version, it remains a favorite among runners. Even more, it’s ours too. 

If you want a shoe that bridges the gap between lifestyle and performance, nothing does it quite like the Ultraboost 21. It’s street-ready and more importantly, it can up your running. 

It’s cushy and responsive, taking on the pavement has never been this fun. 

The Boost tech is, of course, the mastermind behind all this. It blends softness and bounce so well, it almost felt like we had springs underfoot. 

If you want a shoe that can last, we highly recommend the Ultraboost. It’s loaded with Adidas’ Continental rubber, which has always been foolproof in providing top-notch strength. And our tests only prove this true. 

The shoe’s outsole is not as tough as others at 72.8HC. But it wowed us when it showed no wear and tear after 30 miles of heavy pounding on asphalt and cement. Given this, we are confident it can last 300-500 miles. 

All of these are packed in a hefty shoe. At 11.9 oz, the Adidas Ultraboost 21 tips our scales. But if you want a tried-and-true running shoe that will go the distance, don’t skip the Ultraboost 21.

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Best women's Adidas running shoes for race

Never in our life did we think we could ever feel like one of the pros. But with the Adidas Adizero Adios Pro 2.0, running like an elite is an easy feat. 

It’s here to set and beat records. And if you want to smash PBs, we can’t recommend the Adios Pro 2.0 enough. Even better, it’s not crazy expensive like the rest of the super shoes on the market. 

Fast is not enough to describe Adizero Adios Pro. It’s extremely responsive and cushy, it’s a joy to run in. And this is worth noting because not all racers blend comfort and speed as well as this shoe. 

It also nails it in the support arena. In contrast to its rivals - the Nike ZoomX running shoes - it’s nice and stable at 78.1N. 

As opposed to the MetaSpeed Sky (6.7 oz) and the Nike ZoomX Vaporfly Next% 2 (6.9 oz), the Adidas Adizero Adios Pro 2.0 (7.9 oz) is a tad heavier. But don’t worry, it never translates on the run. It remains as light as a feather, we even forgot about it. 

If you want to ace your next competition without taxing your feet, the Adizero Adios Pro 2.0 from Adidas will bolt you to the finish line.

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The Adidas Adizero Adios 6 may be a dedicated racer. But if you want to run with speed in your training days, it can set PBs. 

Unlike most racing flats of today, the Adios 6 does not have a carbon-fiber plate. But don’t fret, it can send you flying. With its insanely bouncy and snappy Lightstrike midsole, it will push you forward to your next step. 

The firmness of the foam also allows a highly stable ride. Not once did our feet roll too far to the sides. As in, slips should not be a concern. 

After putting it through the paces, we can confirm that the Adidas Adizero Adios 6 suits distances from 10Ks to half marathons to a T. 

With its impressive grip, it goes above and beyond other road shoes. On quick turns during wet conditions, our strides were surefooted and planted. Even better, it bites on light trails!

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Best women's Adidas running shoes for trail

If you want to run light during ultras, nothing comes close to the Adidas Terrex Speed Ultra.

At 9.1 oz, it’s not light on paper. But on the run? It’s the exact opposite. It barely has any weight on, it never dragged our feet down. 

Its traction only takes everything a step further. On slick rocks, slushy snow, and dry dirt, it clings like claws. And if you want to maneuver from the road to the trails, the Speed Ultra can do the job. 

For road segments, it’s not too aggressive and luggy. And on the trails, it has the perfect grip. 

Worried about the harsh rocks and roots underneath? The shoe’s Lightstrike foam will ease your apprehension. There’s more than enough of it to dampen the sharpness underneath. Even better, it comes to life when you pick up the pace. 

The Adidas Terrex was not exactly the top pick among runners. But if you want a new and a much-improved version of it (in all the best ways), definitely don’t pass up on the Adidas Terrex Speed Ultra.

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It’s light and agile, the Adidas Terrex Two BOA can handle unfriendly terrains with speed. 

On rocky and wet surfaces, the Terrex Two BOA latches. And if you want the ultimate protection out on the trails, this shoe has more than enough cushioning to shield your feet from abrasive ground elements. 

Even more, it’s supportive AF! On loose and uneven surfaces, our steps remained anchored. The BOA Fit System locked our feet so well, they never wobbled. 

Of all the Adidas trail shoes we’ve put on, the Adidas Terrex Two BOA remains the most breathable. So much so, long excursions on a hot day are not even a challenge. 

If there’s one thing that held the shoe back as our top pick in this category, it's the thin upper. It barely has any padding, it rubbed against our skin. But don’t worry. It’s easily remedied with a thick pair of socks.

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Best budget Adidas running shoes for women

Like the Ultraboost, the Adidas Runfalcon 2.0 brings together style and performance. But only this time, it’s at a more pocket-friendly price. 

For only $60, the Runfalcon 2.0 can turn heads. Even better, it can up your running performance. 

Apart from its sleek design, it’s also big on comfort. Its midsole is the perfect middle ground between cushy and firm. Meaning, it can keep your feet pampered without sacrificing support. 

That said, we found it an excellent pick for easy long runs. 

Just when we thought it couldn’t get comfier. The upper was there to prove us wrong. It’s very padded, it keeps our feet cozy. What’s more is it makes the shoe’s fit snug and supportive. 

Despite all the cushion loaded into the Runfalcon, it remained featherlight. On runs and walks, it never dragged our feet down. 

To seal the deal, the Adidas Runfalcon 2.0 is crazy grippy. On wet and dry pavement, it clutches onto the ground, we were confident even during sharp turns.

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Out of the 30+ Adidas trail shoes on our roster, the Adidas Galaxy Trail stunned us. With its sub $100 price tag, it has the makings of the more advanced trail runners on the market. 

And for such a down-to-earth price, it can do so much. Whether you’re running recovery or tempo pace, the Adidas Galaxy Trail is your friend. And if you want a shoe that can handle light hikes, you can rely on the Galaxy Trail. 

Durability is A-OK. After logging 30 miles of rough wear tests in the Galaxy Trail, it has proven itself practically indestructible. From the upper to the outsole, it remains scratch-free. We’re expecting it to go beyond 400 miles before retiring it in our closet. 

And it’s not what we expected from a trail shoe comfort-wise. Most of the trail running models we’ve tried tend to be dense. But the Adidas Galaxy Trail is very cushy, it’s like a couch to our feet. 

Ultimately, the Galaxy Trail is a solid choice if you’re a trail runner looking for a shoe that’s heavy-duty and can survive the harshness of the trails.

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Best women's Adidas running shoes for speedwork

Imagine the Boost but a better version of it. That’s exactly what you get from the Adidas SL 20.

With its Lightstrike foam, the SL 20 delivers a snappy and energetic performance. 

Want to set new records in your training runs? This shoe will make you zoom through the blocks with no sweat. Simply, it’s an amped-up version of the Boost. 

What’s more is it’s a touch firm, creating a very stable ride. Our feet stayed locked and centered from the first mile down to the last. Even on rough and uneven surfaces, the SL 20 inspired confidence.

After putting it through the wringer, we can say that it’s best for anything tempo under 10K.

Overall, the Adidas SL 20 is a perfect speed trainer for runners who want to set and beat PBs. And for long-time Adidas fans, consider this the speedster version of the Adidas Boston Boost.

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The Adizero Pro is Adidas’ “reactionary-release” model to the Nike Alphafly Next%. And as a competitor to the Alphafly, we are more than impressed with this shoe. 

It’s not superior to the Alphafly. But if you’re looking for a shoe that will launch you to the finish line, the Adidas Adizero Pro won’t disappoint. It will keep you up on your toes, getting into the next step is a piece of cake. 

It owes its speed to its carbon plate. And what’s surprising is despite it being equipped with one, it’s not a shoe that digs deep into the pockets. 

The Adidas Adizero Pro has the best of both worlds when it comes to ride. It’s engineered with the Boost tech which highlights energy return. While the Lighstrike foam keeps everything balanced for steady strides. 

And in this respect, the shoe delivers flawlessly. We had fun running in it without losing our footing. 

If you want a shoe that won’t hurt the bank and the feet while delivering a race-ready performance, nothing comes close to the Adidas Adizero Pro.

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What are the cheapest women's Adidas running shoes in 2022?

  1. Adidas Ventice - from $26
  2. Adidas Response Super 2.0 - from $29
  3. Adidas Supernova - from $33
  4. Adidas Runfalcon 2.0 - from $38
  5. Adidas Cloudfoam Pure 2.0 - from $38
  6. Adidas Sooraj - from $40
  7. Adidas Racer TR21 - from $43
  8. Adidas Fluidflow 2.0 - from $43
  9. Adidas Galaxy 5 - from $43
  10. Adidas SL20.2 - from $44
  11. Adidas EQ21 Run Cold.RDY - from $45
  12. Adidas Nova Flow - from $45
  13. Adidas Rockadia Trail 3 - from $45
  14. Adidas Response Trail X - from $45
  15. Adidas Edge Lux 4 - from $48

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Jovana Subic
Jovana Subic

Whether it's a vertical kilometre or an ultra, climbing in the Alps or exploring local mountains, Jovana uses every opportunity to trade walls and concrete for forests and trails. She logs at least 10h/week on trails, with no off-season, and 4x more on research on running and running shoes. With a background in physics and engineering management, she prefers her running spiced with data.