7 Best Adidas Running Shoes For Women in 2022

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7 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 running shoes

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

Adidas Alphabounce+
Adidas Alphabounce+

Corescore

82
Good!
4.6 / 5 from 12,006 users
N/A

Pros

  • Versatile: slow, long, tempo runs
  • Fits true to size
  • Feels lighter than it weighs
  • Very comfortable
  • No heel slipping
  • Like new after 100miles
  • Great value
  • Breathable
  • Stylish
  • Doubles as a walking shoe

Cons

  • Slight break-in required
  • Slippage on wet surfaces

Verdict

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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Best women's Adidas running shoes for race

Adidas Adizero Adios Pro 2.0
Adidas Adizero Adios Pro 2.0

Corescore

93
Superb!
4.8 / 5 from 212 users
87 / 100 from 11 experts

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Responsive
  • Carbon rods
  • Soft midsole
  • Laces stay tight
  • Price

Cons

  • Runs narrow
  • Unstable at slow speeds
  • Runs half size big

Verdict

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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Best Adidas road running shoes for women

Adidas Supernova
Adidas Supernova

Corescore

90
Superb!
4.5 / 5 from 16,055 users
91 / 100 from 7 experts

Pros

  • True to size
  • Soft landing for heel strikers
  • Durable
  • Grippy outsole
  • Reflective elements
  • Affordable

Cons

  • Narrow toebox
  • Heavy
  • Adaptation needed (10-20 miles)
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Best women's Adidas running shoes for trail

Adidas Terrex Speed Ultra
Adidas Terrex Speed Ultra

Corescore

89
Great!
4.4 / 5 from 524 users
91 / 100 from 9 experts

Pros

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

Cons

  • Feels a touch minimalist
  • No heel pull loop

Verdict

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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Best women's Adidas running shoes for speedwork

Adidas SL20
Adidas SL20

Corescore

89
Great!
4.5 / 5 from 3,359 users
88 / 100 from 26 experts

Pros

  • Light and responsive midsole
  • Well-priced
  • Extremely durable forefoot rubber

Cons

  • Manufacturing faults
  • Lightstrike has no bounce
  • Very narrow

Verdict

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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Best value Adidas running shoes for women

Adidas Runfalcon 2.0
Adidas Runfalcon 2.0

Corescore

83
Good!
4.6 / 5 from 41,859 users
N/A

Pros

  • No break-in needed
  • Comfortable, padded upper
  • No heel slippage
  • Superb grip
  • Low price
  • Good-looking

Cons

  • Lacks responsiveness
  • Not for long-distance runs
  • Not breathable
  • Few durability concerns

Verdict

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

  1. Adidas SL20.3 - from $34
  2. Adidas Duramo 10 - from $35
  3. Adidas Questar - from $35
  4. Adidas Runfalcon 2.0 - from $39
  5. Adidas EQ21 - from $39
  6. Adidas EQ21 Run Cold.RDY - from $39
  7. Adidas Cloudfoam Pure 2.0 - from $39
  8. Adidas EQ19 - from $41
  9. Adidas Runfalcon 2.0 TR - from $42
  10. Adidas Response Super 2.0 - from $43
  11. Adidas Fluidflow 2.0 - from $43
  12. Adidas Racer TR21 - from $44
  13. Adidas Fluidstreet - from $45
  14. Adidas SL20.2 - from $46
  15. Adidas Alphatorsion - from $50

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Author
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.