Verdict from +100 user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • A handful of purchasers share their satisfaction with the overall comfort the Phosphere offers.
  • Numerous runner testers are pleased that the shoe performs well.
  • The majority of the reviewers mention that the insole provides much-needed feet support.
  • Most of the users find the knit upper material affords ample breathability.
  • Several buyers share that colorway availability is effortless to style.
  • The single-unit upper affords a lightweight putting-on experience, according to many impressed wearers.
  • Many shoe buyers express contentment over how this lace-up trainer comes at an inexpensive price point.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some purchasers experience chaffing on the ankle due to the rubbing on the collar area of the shoes.
  • A few of the users state that the Adidas Phospere feels a bit wider than the usual that they had to tighten the laces.

Bottom line

Coming from the Adidas’ running sneaker range, Phosphere’s no-fuss design is just one essential thing that makes this lace-up trainer worth buying. Beyond the simplicity is a comfort feature that is only felt by the wearer once they put this on.

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Good to know

Although exclusively released in men’s sizing, the tonal color variations and uncomplicated design make the Adidas Phosphere match women’s countless fashion styles. It is best to check the brand’s size guide for a more accurate match.

Flat laces reinforced by a suede overlay aid in allowing one’s snug preference. A textile heel pull tab feature helps for a quick slipping on.

Choosing what to wear with this low-top silhouette can be easy. Add to the fact that this shoe is in the lineup of Adidas inexpensive roster, copping more than a pair is doable.

Athleisure is an ongoing trend among men and women. Putting on a grey or black tapered cuff-pants with a plain white tee and any colorway of the Phosphere sports shoes screams casual athletic style. Whether one sweats in them or not, the point is to look stylish, whatever the activity.

Although not visible, this running-inspired sneaker features Adidas Cloudfoam midsole. This revolutionary foam cushioning absorbs impact forces that enable it to protect the heels and joins. For that extra hit of comfort, this low-top kick has Ortholite® sockliner that manages moisture and microbes, keeping the feet odor and bacteria-free.

Adidas has been around since 1924. Brothers Rudolf and Adolf Dassler found the Dassler Brothers Shoe Factory in Herzogenaurach, Germany. Both started their business in the laundry room of their mother’s house. 

Adolf, who was commonly called Adi, crafted running footwear that catered to various sports. Instead of using heavy metal spikes, he created them out of rubber and canvas, which made the shoe lighter. He was so eager to hear the athlete’s inputs that he traveled the world and talked to them to listen to their needs and feedbacks.

It was in 1936 that Adi got his break when he convinced American track and field athlete Jesse Owens to wear the running shoes he made for the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. Owens went on to win four gold medals. That famous victory started the success of the brothers’ business.

                 The birth of Adidas

The war took its toll on the brothers because, after World War II, Rudolf and Adi had a falling out. Rudolf left and created his own shoe manufacturing company across town and initially called it Ruda -- which later became Puma. 

Adi continued the business and aptly renamed it to Adidas -- a combination of his first name and last name. Fifty thousand employees and billions in revenues after Adidas continue to dominate the footwear market.

Continuing to push boundaries, the three stripes manufacturer created a lightweight foam that can be incorporated in the footwear to provide much-needed comfort. 

The Cloudfoam technology was introduced in 2016 through YouTube stars Amanda Steele and Marcus Butler. Reaching out to a younger market through this digital mode allowed Adidas to advertise this invention rapidly.

  • Also available in Pokemon Phosphere Shoes in collaboration with Pokemon
  • Colorways available in (1) cloud white; (2) black and white; (3) grey/blue/red/white; (4) red and white; and (5) navy blue and white

Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.