Verdict from 100+ user reviews

3 reasons to buy

  • Comfortable: Reviewers attest to this, saying that wearing the Questar Flow NXT feels like walking on clouds. So much so that they say they can go for hours on end in the shoe. 
  • Light: It's so featherlight that you forget you're wearing it. 
  • Aesthetic: "Stylish" and "good-looking" — this is how runners find the Questar. They even wear the shoe for casual use. 

3 reasons not to buy

  • Bad durability: It's nothing short of "awful". The majority of the bad reviews are about the loop eyelets breaking when users tighten their shoes. Some even reported that they've broken after a week of use. 
  • Poor breathability: Contrary to what Adidas claims, the shoe has insufficient ventilation. There are reports from runners, stating that their feet get extremely hot wearing the shoe. 
  • Too big: Narrow-footed runners may suffer because it's quite loose. Long-time Adidas users have also said that the shoe is too wide for an Adidas size. 

Bottom line

The Adidas Questar Flow NXT is designed as a daily training shoe that can double as your casual-wear sneaker. But how does it perform? To put it plainly, it's a mediocre running shoe. So much so that it's better off as an all-day walking shoe.

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Adidas Questar Flow NXT: Comfort and style-driven shoe

The Adidas Questar Flow NXT might not be the best option for running, but if it's a comfy shoe that you're after, it delivers. This is all thanks to the outsole and midsole combined with Cloudfoam tech, protecting the foot from impact while amplifying a cushy ride. And as an Adidas signature, it dons a fashion-forward aesthetic, making it a suitable choice for your more laidback occasions or downtown strolls.


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