Verdict from 24 user reviews

9 reasons to buy

  • A considerable amount of people commented that the Adidas Gym Warrior 2.0 was comfortable.
  • Numerous users were pleased with its affordable price.
  • Many owners felt that the materials used were of high quality.
  • Fitness enthusiasts appreciated the versatility of the footwear in gym activities.
  • Several testers mentioned that it fit them well.
  • Some consumers said that it felt very light.
  • A good number of testers mentioned that it had a stable platform for weightlifting.
  • A few purchasers appreciated the breathable material of the upper.
  • The outsole offered good traction, according to some wearers.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Several users claimed that the Adidas Gym Warrior 2.0 was too narrow at the forefoot but the heel was loose.
  • A few shoppers complained that the cushioning was hard and uncomfortable.

Bottom line

The Gym Warrior 2.0 was graciously praised for its comfortable build. It was also considered affordable given the use of quality materials. Its versatility also gained user favor. On the flipside, some found the sole to be too stiff. The narrow fit and the loose heel also points of displeasure. But in the end, it resonated well with a lot of consumers.

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Good to know

  • The Gym Warrior 2.0 is just one of the training shoes offered by Adidas. It builds upon its predecessor’s success and features the same technologies which were enhanced for improved versatility, support, and comfort.
  • It inherited the textile mesh upper of the previous iteration. An RPU support structure is installed on the forefoot area for enhanced durability in the high-wear areas and lateral support.
  • A non-marking rubber material now encompasses the whole outsole to provide more traction. Its build also makes it ideal for indoor training as the rubber outsole does not scuff wooden floors.
  • The shoe now uses the Cloudfoam midsole for immediate underfoot comfort upon stepping into the shoes, as the brand claims. It also delivers cushioning for shock absorption.
  • The iconic three stripes were redesigned and moved to the forefoot area. The eyelets on the lace-up closure received some updates as well.

The Gym Warrior 2.0 is only available in men’s sizes. It is true to size, but consumers are advised to try it in person to get a secure and comfortable fit. It is available in D - Medium width. The slightly tapered toe box may not accommodate a toe-splay.

A full-length rubber covers the bottom of the Gym Warrior 2.0. This compound is durable, flexible and the tread pattern delivers sufficient traction to prevent slipping while on the move. The rubber is non-marking which means that it will not leave black streaks on gym floors.

The Gym Warrior 2.0 uses a Cloudfoam midsole. It is a type of foam that cushions the impact without weighing the shoe down. This lightweight foam is also used in the men’s Essential Star trainer from Adidas.

Parts of the midsole extend towards the upper. They wrap the front of the toe box for protection during such activities as burpees. In the midfoot area, it serves to support the foot during lateral movements.

The Gym Warrior 2.0 uses textile in the upper for the black colorway. Interwoven fibers make up the construction, which results in a design that accommodates air into the foot-chamber. The other colorways utilize synthetic leather for enhanced durability and support.

Synthetic overlays fortify vital areas such as the toe box, the midfoot area, and the heel part. They serve to protect the textile from wear and tear associated with intense training.

The round laces pass through a small slot on the padded tongue. The traditional lacing system allows wearers to adjust the fit to their preference.

Supporting the ankle is a plush collar which also keeps the foot from accidentally slipping out during movements.

Anchoring the back of the foot to the midsole is a heel clip. This structure ensures that the heel does not slide around during training, potentially preventing injuries.


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Nicholas Rizzo
Nicholas Rizzo

Nick combines 10+ years of experience in the health and fitness industry and a background in the sciences in his role as the Fitness Research Director. During his competitive powerlifting years his PRs have him sitting in the top 2% of bench presses (395 lbs), top 3% of squats (485 lbs) and top 6% of deadlifts (515 lbs) for his weight and age. His work has been featured on, LiveStrong, Healthline, WebMD, WashingtonPost, and many more. Along the way, collaborating with industry leaders like Michael Yessis, Mark Rippetoe, Carlo Buzzichelli, Dave Tate, Ray Williams, and Joel Seedman.