Who should buy the Adidas Cloudfoam Pure 2.0

Take the Cloudfoam Pure 2.0 from Adidas if: 

  • you want an affordable running shoe
  • you are looking for a comfortable daily trainer
  • you need a multi-purpose running shoe that can double for walking and casual wear

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Who should NOT buy it

If you want a fast and responsive shoe, the Cloudfoam Pure 2.0 is not worth your money. 

Adidas Cloudfoam Pure 2.0 lace-up

Cloudfoam Pure 2.0 vs. 1

The only obvious change from the OG Cloudfoam Pure and the series' second iteration is the upper. From having a knit upper, the Adidas Cloudfoam Pure 2.0 now has a Primegreen fabric, marking Adidas' drive to becoming more eco-friendly. 

Cloud-like comfort

Running in the Cloudfoam Pure 2.0 from Adidas feels like running "on clouds," claimed various reviewers. There is softness in every step. 

Adidas Cloudfoam Pure 2.0 midsole

Adidas Cloudfoam Pure 2.0: A barely-there sensation

It's not bulky on foot, making it great for all-day wear. 

Keeping your strides steady and supported

The shoe has a good balance of softness and rigidity, providing stability for those with back pain.

Adidas Cloudfoam Pure 2.0 support

Sustainable alternative

Made with Primegreen — an upper made with no new plastic — the Adidas Cloudfoam Pure 2.0 aligns with the brand's aim to make all their products more environmentally friendly by 2024.

Adidas Cloudfoam Pure 2.0 primegreen upper

More than sustainability, the Primegreen upper also generates a foot-conforming wrap for security.  

Warning: Not for hot days! 

Various runners note that the shoe runs warm, especially during extended use. 

Adidas Cloudfoam Pure 2.0 upper

The Cloudfoam Pure 2.0 runs narrow

According to those with wide feet, the shoe has "NO give." It's difficult to put on because its tongue is sewn to the sides.

Adidas Cloudfoam Pure 2.0 tongue

So much so that there are those who state that it hurt slipping their foot into the shoe.

Poor durability

Long-term users agree that the shoe wears out quickly. 

Adidas Cloudfoam Pure 2.0 traction

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Collection: Adidas Cloudfoam
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation
Arch type: High arch
Use: Walking, All-day wear / Jogging
Features: Cushioned / Comfortable / Sustainable

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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.