Verdict from +100 user reviews

9 reasons to buy

  • Most of the reviewers declare the Adidas Climacool 1 as a very comfortable shoe.
  • A great number of users appreciate the sneaker’s stylish, good looks.
  • Many have reported that the shoe is lightweight that feels like walking on air.
  • The sneaker provides good support, a few have commented.
  • “Airy,” “breathable,” “supremely ventilated,” are some of the words several users used to describe the Adidas Climacool 1.
  • The shoe provides a perfect fit, a good number of reviewers have noted.
  • The Adidas Climacool 1 performs well in a wide range of activities.
  • A few have reported that the shoe is durable, practical and reliable.
  • A handful are glad the sneaker has been reissued, as they had been fans of the original Climacool.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A few dislike the amount of plastic material used, saying it was unnecessary and causes discomfort.
  • The Adidas Climacool 1  is slightly stiff the first few wears, a couple of users have noticed.
  • The plastic on the heel area rubs on heel, causing soreness and even blisters, a couple have noted.

Bottom line

For those who are into progressive design, Climacool 1 of Adidas is certainly worth looking up. The shoe’s totally original aesthetics as well as its signature side panel ventilation unit, are sure head-turners.

This sneaker is also a great option for those who want their feet to stay cool and smelling fresh, especially during the warm summer months. The shoe promises a one-of-a-kind cooling experience for the entire foot with its 360-degree Climacool technology.

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With an airy, padded mesh upper, this sneaker provides a ventilated fit. The Adidas Climacool 1 generally fits true to size, and is available in both men’s and women’s sizes, in regular width. This shoe is available in men and women sizing.

The sneaker took the brand’s early 2000s running style, and adapted it for today. For comfort and exceptional breathability, this Adidas Climacool 1’s low-top silhouette features a textured, tech-inspired mix of materials.

Staying true to its origin, the shoe offers premium features that promote a great combination of performance and style. Without a doubt, the sneaker is performance ready, yet stylish enough to work it out on the social scene. Eye-catching details include the transparent overlays at the midfoot and toe areas, which also enhance support.

The Adidas Climacool 1 has colorways to offer everybody, from monochromatic black to more striking colors/color combinations. Whichever colorway is preferred, the sneaker has been known to go well with a variety of outfits including shorts, jeans and track bottoms.  Already, the shoe has become a spring/summer essential to many wardrobes.

Each pair of this low-top sneaker is equipped with the brand’s proprietary Climacool technology, providing a 360-degree ventilation system that cools the entire foot. The shoe also sports its signature three-stripe venting on each side.

For targeted impact absorption and support, ADIPRENE is installed in the forefoot. Adidas’ ADIPRENE is a highly absorbent material that cushions and protects, while ensuring efficient energy transfer and propulsion.

Born in 2002, the Climacool shoes represented an era of progressive design. The futuristic looking sneaker featured innovative, breathable materials that allowed the foot to “feel the breeze,” even allowing airflow through the mid and outsole. Before knit constructions became common, the Climacool was as ventilated as shoes could get.

Back then, consumers weren’t entirely ready for super-light, highly breathable sneakers, and so the Climacool might have been a little too far advanced. However, those attributes have become a staple to today’s performance footwear; added to that is the huge demand for resurrected styles.

It made perfect sense, therefore, that in 2016, Adidas breathed new life into this style just in time for spring and summer, ready to impress a whole generation of fans.

  • The shoe features an airy padded mesh textile and synthetic upper for ultra-light breathability.
  • The Adidas Climacool 1 features transparent thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) overlays at the toe cap and midfoot cage for added support.
  • For lightweight and soft cushioning, the sneaker features a compression-molded ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) midsole.
  • For added comfort, the sneaker utilizes textile lining.
  • The decoupled rubber outsole features a unique multi-directional tread pattern for superior traction no matter the surface.
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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.