Verdict from 100+ user reviews

9 reasons to buy

  • The majority of the reviewers feel delighted at how comfortable the Adidas Cloudfoam Race is.
  • Many users are happy to report that this sneaker provides an excellent fit.
  • Several happily share how light the shoe is.
  • Many share comments on the sneaker’s simple yet stylish, good looks.
  • Wearing the shoe help with foot issues such as plantar fasciitis and arthritis, a few reviewers have reported. 
  • A few buyers report that the sneaker is durable. 
  • Some buyers like the superior, soft cushioning the shoe provides them.
  • A couple of reviewers report that the Adidas Cloudfoam Race is a good shoe for heavier people. 
  • A few mentions about the shoe’s great breathability with one user declaring it a great shoe for warm weather.

2 reasons not to buy

  • One purchaser complains that the Adidas Cloudfoam Race is not offered in a wider range of colorways.
  • A wearer complains that this kick feels a bit odd as the top eyelet sits somewhat on the side of the foot.

Bottom line

Adidas NEO, the company’s sub-brand that focuses on lifestyle products, continues to provide consumers plenty of options as the brand releases casual yet sporty sneakers such as the Adidas Cloudfoam Race. 

With comfort in mind, the shoe comes with a lightweight build, its upper made up of mesh or textile material depending on the colorway. This shoe has already become a staple to many wardrobes for the exceptional comfort it provides, in a modern look with a sporty feel.

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Good to know

The Adidas Cloudfoam Race promises a breathable, comfortable fit that will see you through any activity all day long. The Adidas NEO Cloudfoam Race running shoes come in both men’s and women’s sizing.

The low-top Adidas Cloudfoam Race offers a style upgrade without burning a hole in your wallet. Wearing the shoe certainly lets you step out in today’s fashionable athletic style while ensuring you’ll be comfortable all day no matter what activity you put it through.

This running-inspired sneaker displays eye-catching two-toned upper that provides a soft, flexible coverage which does not weigh the foot down. The upper is built from a lightweight and breathable mesh style fabric that helps the foot to stay cool and dry even in warm weather, while the seamless and reinforced overlays help give it structure and support.

To complete the design, the sneaker sports the 3-Stripe Adidas branding on the side, which lends a classic, standout style to the shoe’s minimalist aesthetic. The shoe goes well with many casual outfits and has become a wardrobe staple to a growing number of young and young-at-heart fans. The sneaker is offered in a variety of colorways and prints.

It might also interest some fans to know that some Adidas online stores offer free personalization for a limited period only, for the Adidas Cloudfoam Race white/energy pink colorway, women’s version.

Sporting the Adidas Cloudfoam Race is relatively easy, as it provides a style that is deemed to be versatile and stylish. Many opt to pair this kick up with jeans, joggers, shorts, and with their activewear. Adidas strongly recommends pairing this sneaker up with merchandises found on the Adidas Essentials line, such as pants, shorts, tees, and many others.

The Cloudfoam midsole of the Adidas Cloudfoam Race shoes delivers lightweight, plush cushioning made from EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate) compound. For in-shoe comfort, the shoe also features Cloadfoam in its sock liner. These combine to deliver premium cushioning with every step, reducing the necessity for a separate shoe insert or insole.

Adidas was founded by the Father of Running shoes Adolf Dassler in 1920. Together with his brother Rudolf, they both constructed running shoes with spikes intended to work for multiple sports events. From metal spikes, the brother enhanced the quality and comfort of running shoes by utilizing canvas and rubber.

The high-quality shoes of the Dassler brothers became popular when it was seen sported by US sprinter Jesse Owens during the 1936 Summer Olympics. After Owen's four gold medals, the sales of Dassler's sneakers reached 200,000 pairs of shoe annually before World War II.

Unfortunately, Dassler brothers' relationship broke down in 1947 causing them to move to separate ways. Rudolf formed his Puma company while Adi established his Adidas brand. The sibling rivalry was extended up to their businesses creating a fierce competition between the big shoe brands.

Because of stiff competition, Adidas pumped up their game and begun offering a wider range of products to suit a vast array of consumers. The Three Stripes now sell clothing items for both genders, accessories for various sports, bags, balls, and many more.

To better serve the brand's followers, Adidas formed several divisions in their company to strengthen specific target market. The Adidas Performance, a multisport specialist, targets competitive sports using advanced technologies. Meanwhile, The Adidas Originals focuses on the heritage profiles and several collections, that aims to maximize the potential market in the lifestyle fashion. And lastly, the Sport Style was formed to make Adidas appealing to the younger market and to increase the fashion consumers. A sub-label under the Adidas Sport Style is the Neo.

  Adidas NEO and the Cloudfoam Race

The Adidas NEO label debuted in July of 2008. With the NEO sub-brand, the legendary sportswear giant, Adidas, entered into the world of fast fashion to target younger consumers who are constantly on the lookout for fresh ways to update their wardrobes, while on a tight budget.

NEO literally means new, and the label set out to be perceived as fresh, fun, active and connected. The range, which includes apparel, footwear, and accessories, is outfit-driven as opposed to the performance-driven products Adidas has been famous for. And the prices are generally affordable.

Adidas NEO continues to provide consumers with plenty of options as the brand releases casual yet sporty Cloudfoam sneakers such as the Adidas Cloudfoam Race. With comfort in mind, the shoe comes with a lightweight build; its upper is made up of mesh or textile material depending on the colorway.

The Adidas Cloudfoam Race sneakers promise comfort as an everyday casual, yet stylish footwear that is not only appealing to the young, but also to many adults. Proven by its many happy reviewers, the sneaker has clearly transcended the audience it was primarily created for.

  • The sneaker’s structured mesh upper maximizes breathability.
  • The Adidas Cloudfoam Race features a seamless toe cap to enhance durability.
  • For reliable traction, the shoe has a rubber outsole.


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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.