The Adidas Edge Runner is a product that allows the wearer to move confidently through the urban paths. The bendable platform, uncluttered design, and lightweight build work together to deliver an in-shoe experience that can be enjoyed throughout the day.

Size and fit

When it comes to the aspect of size, Adidas aims to accommodate the natural choices of consumers. The standard sizing schemes were used when this product was made. Still, it would be wise to test the shoe prior to purchase and/or study reviews that tackle the sizing element.

The upper unit uses a stretchy mesh while the midsole features a semi-curved shape. Both these design elements aim to welcome the natural curvature of the human foot. Also, flexibility is key to this shoe’s construction, further emphasizing its purpose of following the foot’s natural bending ability.


ADIWEAR is the compound that is used for the outsole unit of this road running shoe. The job of this layer is to protect the bottom part of the midsole foam from the abrasive nature of the surfaces. It is touted as a durable piece that averts wear-and-tear from affecting its structural integrity, as well.

While traction is an integral part of the rubber of the external pad, a tread-pattern still helps to heighten the grip of the shoe. This model features various lengths of squares and rectangles to serve as the means of improving adherence to surfaces.

Flex grooves allow the platform to bend with the foot as it transitions from the heel to the toe. Natural motion can be appreciated from these elements. The toe-off, in particular, can enjoy an energized execution because of the grooves.


A full-length cushioning unit is used for the midsole of the Adidas Edge Runner. The job of this element is to carry the foot throughout the running session, keeping it comfortable as it speeds through the activity. It also mitigates the impact shock generated by each footfall, thus enabling confidence and consistency in the performance.

A fabric-topped sockliner is placed right above the main midsole piece. This soft-surfaced add-on offers extra comfort and oomph to the underfoot experience. It can be removed or replaced with a new one if the runner wishes to do so.


A stretchy air mesh is used for the upper unit of the Adidas Edge Runner. The job of this material is to cover the foot and secure it at all times. Its stretchy nature allows the foot to flex and swell during the run. Form-welcoming uppers are used in many running shoes, including the Nike Downshifter line.

Climacool is an Adidas technology that entails sets of ventilation holes that are intricately placed to prevent the foot from sweating.

Facts / Specs

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

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