Who should buy the Adidas Duramo 10

The Duramo 10 from Adidas is an excellent choice for everyday runners who want a: 

  • cheap running shoe that puts comfort at the forefront
  • daily trainer that's great for short to long miles on the road
  • versatile shoe that's suited for all-day wear, walks, and gym training

Adidas Duramo 10 logo

Duramo 10 vs. 9

The Duramo 10 doesn't have a huge departure from the Duramo 9, save for the new cushion and more eco-conscious upper. Instead of using Adidas proprietary Cloudfoam midsole, the Duramo now has a Lightmotion cushion for a more pronounced comfort.

Adidas Duramo 10 adidas lightmotion

And to align with the brand's aim to end plastic waste. the Adidas Duramo 10 also sports an upper made out of 50% recycled content. 

Comfort that lasts

Even after long miles on the road, several runners state that the Duramo 10 doesn't tax the foot. They find it so cozy; they say it goes beyond its price. 

Adidas Duramo 10 padding

For reference, it only retails for $65, making it among the most affordable running shoes on the market. 

Weight is barely there

According to multiple testers, once they start to run, this road shoe "disappears" on foot. That's how light it is. 

Adidas Duramo 10 lightweight

Keeps the foot in place

Those with narrow to medium-width feet find the fit spot-on. The heel hold is secure and so is the midfoot. Because of this, their strides remain steady even during sharp turns.

Adidas Duramo 10 midfoot

Ready for the heat

Those who live in warm areas claim that the Adidas Duramo 10 remains breezy even under the scorching heat. Its upper is very light; it's easy for the air to penetrate and keep the foot sweat-free. 

Adidas Duramo 10 breathability

Wraps comfortably around the foot

There are NO reports of abrasion from reviewers. The Duramo 10's upper is "very soft;" it's easy on the skin. 

The Duramo 10 is too snug for wide feet

In the toe box, there's not much room for an accommodating fit. Those with broad feet criticize the Adidas Duramo 10, saying it's too tight at first. But after a few miles, it starts to loosen up. 

Adidas Duramo 10 toe box

Ride is a tad uninspiring

It's neither bouncy nor springy, and it's not very energetic. If you're planning to pick up the pace, it might be a bit of a challenge to do in the Duramo. 

Adidas Duramo 10 midsole

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Collection: Adidas Duramo
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation
Arch type: High arch
Use: All-day wear, Walking / Jogging / Treadmill
Material: Mesh upper

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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.