10 Best Adidas Running Shoes For Men in 2022

Jens Jakob Andersen
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10 Best Adidas Running Shoes For Men in 2022

If you want to rule the streets with style and performance or conquer the trails with ultimate grip and protection, the men’s running shoes from Adidas are a no-brainer. 

They’re made with some of the brand’s latest and greatest technologies, ready up your performance. 

And if you’re looking for the GOATs from Adidas, this list is made for you.

How we test running shoes

Adidas’ running shoes for men can be expensive. But to keep our reviews fluff-free, we buy them with our own money. 

We also created our own shoe testing facility where each model on this list goes through a myriad of tests.

To keep everything objective, we also: 

  • Run in each shoe for 30 to 50 miles
  • Slice them open to see their parts
  • Measure 30 different aspects of the shoe, including breathability, cushion, flexibility, etc.
  • Generate their Corescore (from 0 to 100) by combining thousands of expert and user reviews

Best Adidas running shoes overall for men

Adidas Ultraboost 21
Adidas Ultraboost 21
£94
£96
£97
£106
Top pick

Corescore

89
Great!
4.6 / 5 from 27,318 users
85 / 100 from 26 experts

Pros

  • Sock-like fit
  • Fantastic peppy ride
  • Really durable
  • Heel stays put
  • Great midfoot lockdown
  • Good grip
  • Stretchy upper for wide feet
  • Fun daily trainer 

Cons

  • Loose on sharp turns & faster runs
  • Sweaty on hot summer days
  • Heavy

Verdict

Now in its 21st iteration, the Adidas Ultraboost may have wowed us with its style and durability, but it's becoming more and more like a lifestyle shoe than a running shoe. But its strength is what makes it a standout - it can literally swallow miles and miles of pounding on the pavement. It may not be the fastest, lightest shoe, but if you want loads of pop, it's THE shoe.
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Adidas Ultraboost 20
Adidas Ultraboost 20
£86
£91
£113
£113
Also great

Corescore

91
Superb!
4.7 / 5 from 94,017 users
87 / 100 from 15 experts

Pros

  • Very stylish
  • Really soft
  • Excellent outsole durability
  • Good traction
  • Great as an everyday sneaker
  • Long-runs friendly
  • Great for heel strikers

Cons

  • Slow runs only
  • Lacks upper lockdown
  • On the heavy side

Verdict

The most cushioned running shoe from Adidas, the Ultraboost 20 ran like a couch to our feet. Right off the bat, it's not the most performance-oriented running shoe we've tested - it's heavy and it doesn't have a ton of bounce. Rather, it's a neutral shoe we'd put on if we want unmatched comfort during easy long runs. And hey, it's very durable too!
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Best road Adidas running shoes for men

Adidas Ultraboost DNA
Adidas Ultraboost DNA
£136
£161
£161
Top pick

Corescore

91
Superb!
4.6 / 5 from 19,809 users
98 / 100 from 2 experts

Pros

  • True to size
  • Great midfoot lockdown
  • Impressive traction
  • Durable

Cons

  • Easy & short runs only
  • Not for sharp turns
  • Adaptation period needed
  • Heavy
  • Not breathable
  • Pricey

Verdict

Made exclusively for easy days on the road, the only sin of the Adidas Ultraboost DNA is that it's way too expensive! Where it took us by surprise is in its very durable quality and solid traction. Even when we took it out for some spin on light trails, this shoe just delivered! Secure midfoot lockdown? This shoe has got you covered.
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Adidas Supernova
Adidas Supernova
£43
£47
£60
£60
Also great

Corescore

90
Superb!
4.5 / 5 from 14,869 users
91 / 100 from 7 experts

Pros

  • True to size
  • Soft landing for heel strikers
  • Durable
  • Grippy outsole
  • Reflective elements
  • Affordable

Cons

  • Narrow toebox
  • Heavy
  • Adaptation needed (10-20 miles)

Verdict

The Adidas Supernova is a neutral daily running shoe that's perfect for runners who are on a budget. It's not made for the long haul, but if you're looking for a shoe that's suited for jogging, sprinting, and interval work, it's a shoe we'd recommend. And for its price, it's surprisingly durable!
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Best Adidas trail running shoes for men

Adidas Terrex Speed Ultra
Adidas Terrex Speed Ultra
£97
£113
£138
£161
Top pick

Corescore

88
Great!
4.4 / 5 from 105 users
91 / 100 from 9 experts

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Nimble ride
  • Grippy outsole
  • Breathable
  • Dries quickly
  • Great lockdown
  • Reflective elements

Cons

  • Feels a touch minimalist
  • No heel pull loop

Verdict

I’ve never really been keen on Adidas trail shoes, they seemed like an afterthought to me and their focus was admittedly on their soccer cleats and road shoes. But then the Adidas Terrex Speed Ultra arrived and I just refused to cut these in half. They are that good out on the trails, and that sexy on your feet that I had to do this review without taking the saw to them!
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Adidas Terrex Two Ultra Parley
Adidas Terrex Two Ultra Parley
£81
£81
£124
£161
Also great

Corescore

85
Great!
4.4 / 5 from 357 users
88 / 100 from 4 experts

Pros

  • Comfortable footbed
  • Well-cushioned
  • Efficient outsole traction
  • Well-fitting
  • Appealing design
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Lacks arch support
  • Requires a long break-in period
  • Needs more ventilation

Verdict

The overall response towards the Adidas Terrex Two Ultra Parley was positive. Most of them agree that the trail shoe is constructed according to the specific needs of neutral runners. With the utilization of high-quality materials and technologies, consumers enjoy comfort, fit, and excellent traction. Overall, the Adidas Terrex Two Ultra Parley was accepted by many as a perfect companion in achieving their running performance and goals.
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Best neutral Adidas running shoes for men

Adidas Racer TR21
Adidas Racer TR21
Top pick

Corescore

81
Good!
4.5 / 5 from 2,430 users
N/A

Pros

  • True to size
  • All-day comfort
  • Snug fit
  • No break-in period
  • Great for warm weather
  • Affordable
  • Attractive design
  • Eco-friendly

Cons

  • Only for casual runs
  • Minimal arch support
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Adidas 4D Run 1.0
Adidas 4D Run 1.0
£101
£108
£120
£120
Also great

Corescore

87
Great!
4.3 / 5 from 233 users
88 / 100 from 10 experts

Pros

  • True to size
  • Exceptional comfort
  • Soft and breathable upper
  • Excellent lockdown
  • Stylish design
  • Grippy outsole

Cons

  • Rather heavy
  • Excessively long laces
  • Not for wide feet

Verdict

The Adidas 4D Run 1.0 is a stylish shoe that is reminiscent of Ultraboost more people will be drawn to it as a lifestyle shoe than a running shoe. If the 4D Run 1.0 is lighter and a bit softer, the shoe would be much more functional as a runner. If you are looking for a high-quality running shoe that doubles as a lifestyle shoe, the Adidas 4D Run 1.0 can do the trick as long as you don’t care about speed.
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Best value Adidas running shoes for men

Adidas Adizero Pro
Adidas Adizero Pro
£65
£76
£97
£97
Top pick

Corescore

89
Great!
4.4 / 5 from 505 users
88 / 100 from 14 experts

Pros

  • Great value for money
  • Excellent outsole grip
  • Super breathable upper

Cons

  • Finicky upper fit
  • Insufficient cushion for marathons 
  • Carbon plate is not propulsive

Verdict

The Adidas Adizero Pro is not something we'd consider a super shoe. It's still got a long way to go. But for a marathon racing flat, it does a great job! It gives a fast-feeling toe-off and its carbon plate just gives a very snappy ride. It's not the most cushioned but sure did keep our feet well-protected.
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Adidas SL20
Adidas SL20
£61
£61
£61
Also great

Corescore

89
Great!
4.5 / 5 from 3,132 users
88 / 100 from 26 experts

Pros

  • Light and responsive midsole
  • Well-priced
  • Extremely durable forefoot rubber

Cons

  • Manufacturing faults
  • Lightstrike has no bounce
  • Very narrow

Verdict

A solid tempo shoe? That's exactly how we found the Adidas SL20 if it weren't for its deficient durability. It's light, responsive, and most importantly, it can pick up the pace! Just don't go beyond 10km, the midsole can be too harsh on the feet. In terms of grip, no need to worry, it does its job well.
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What are the cheapest men's Adidas running shoes in 2022?

  1. Adidas Duramo 10 - from £25
  2. Adidas Questar Flow NXT - from £28
  3. Adidas Runfalcon 2.0 - from £28
  4. Adidas Galaxy 5 - from £30
  5. Adidas Fluidstreet - from £35
  6. Adidas Racer TR21 - from £36
  7. Adidas Runfalcon 2.0 TR - from £37
  8. Adidas Questar - from £41
  9. Adidas Fluidflow 2.0 - from £42
  10. Adidas Supernova - from £43
  11. Adidas Nova Flow - from £43
  12. Adidas SL20.2 - from £45
  13. Adidas Edge Gameday - from £45
  14. Adidas EQ21 - from £45
  15. Adidas Alphatorsion - from £52

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Author
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.