Who should buy the Adidas Runfalcon

The Adidas Runfalcon is the perfect match for runners who:

  • look for a budget-friendly option to mix for daily runs, walks, and casual wear
  • run on roads and other maintained surfaces
  • have neutral pronations and don't need any arch support

Adidas Runfalcon adidas

Who should NOT buy it

If you want to run at a fast pace, you can write off the Runfalcon. You can choose from these speed trainers instead.

Adidas Runfalcon logo

Quality that doesn't disappoint

A lot of reviewers lauded the Runfalcon for delivering what's expected from an Adidas running shoe. According to them, it's made of "high-quality" materials; they don't see it wearing out quick.

Adidas Runfalcon toe box

The Runfalcon is so light, it disappears

At 9.4 oz, the Adidas Runfalcon is not exactly the lightest on paper. But on foot, everyone is in unison in claiming that it doesn't drag the feet down. 

Adidas Runfalcon tongue

Smooth and easy

It has the same EVA midsole as the Duramo shoes, and it runs just as seamlessly. It allows effortless and smooth heel-to-toe transitions, making the ride easy. 

Adidas Runfalcon cushion

Don't worry about slips

The shoe's upper conforms to the shape and size of the foot, stated multiple testers. On top of this, there's a synthetic cage that locks the foot in place.  And in the rear, there's a heel cup that provides extra stability.

Adidas Runfalcon heel cup

Translation: Expect a supportive fit from the Adidas Runfalcon. 

Beat the heat with Adidas Runfalcon

The mesh upper of the shoe has sufficient perforations to provide proper ventilation. So much so, runners don't mind taking the Runfalcon to their summer runs. 

Adidas Runfalcon upper

Won't hurt the bank

At $65, the Runfalcon is what we consider an affordable running shoe. 

Adidas Runfalcon grip

Hey there, good lookin'

A lot admire the "eye-catching" design and colorways of the Adidas Runfalcon.

Adidas Runfalcon design

The Adidas Runfalcon is a bust in the comfort arena

Contrary to how Adidas billed the Runfalcon, critics find its cushioning underwhelming. According to them, it doesn't live up to the comfort required from a long-distance shoe. 

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 269g / Women 227g
Drop: 10mm
Arch support: Neutral
Update: Adidas Runfalcon 2.0
Forefoot height: Men 18mm / Women 17mm
Heel height: Men 28mm / Women 27mm

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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.