Who should buy the Adidas Lite Racer BYD 2.0

The Adidas Lite Racer BYD 2.0 is versatile, to say the least. Even better, it's a cheap running shoe too. For $70, you get a light, comfortable trainer that's fit for: 

  • daily running
  • walking
  • gym training
  • casual wear

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Adidas Lite Racer BYD 2.0: As light as a racer

According to reviewers, the Lite Racer BYD 2.0 from Adidas is "one of the lightest" running shoes they ever had. It barely has any weight on they can "wear it all day long." Some even forgot about wearing the shoe during the run. 

Extremely comfortable

With the extra padding on the heel and sponge-like cushion, the shoe feels like pillows to the feet. Even better, the Cloudfoam midsole is an effective impact dampener, keeping the feet free from strain. 

Adidas Lite Racer BYD 2.0 cloudfoam midsole

Secure fit

The shoe fits "like a glove." Runners say that it's very snug around the ankle, they never had any issues with slips. 

Convenient on and off

It has a slip-on design that users love so much. They say it's easy to put on and take off because the integrated tongue stretches easily. 

Adidas Lite Racer BYD 2.0 gusseted tongue

Lyte Racer is supportive

Those who are on their feet "all day" report that there's sufficient support underfoot. Although soft, the midsole never bottomed out. 


Even on a hot day, the light upper remains breezy and well-ventilated. 

Adidas Lite Racer BYD 2.0 upper

Roomy toe box

Testers who have experienced foot swelling appreciate the "extra space" in the forefoot. 

Adidas Lite Racer BYD 2.0 toe box

Less waste, more lockdown

The Lite Racer BYD 2.0 from Adidas is made with Primegreen. It consists of high-performance recycled materials, helping the brand cut down waste. 

Adidas Lite Racer BYD 2.0 primegreen

50% of the shoe's upper is made with Primegreen to combat pollution. And with its slip-on design, it provides a secure wrap around the foot. 

Adidas Lite Racer BYD 2.0: Not for high-arched runners

Many of them find it a "struggle" to wear because of the shoe's slip-on design. And when worn, it's constricting. 

Poor durability

Adidas Lite Racer BYD 2.0 outsole

Testers report that after 2 months, the outsole has already depleted. 

Facts / Specs

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

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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.