Adidas has been in the running game for over 80 years (longer than you’ve been running!). In their early days, they helped propel world-class athletes like Jesse Owens across the finish line. They continue to be a mainstay in the running community (they’ve been a sponsor of the Boston Marathon since 1988). I think we can all agree that they GET running. But which Adidas running shoes are best for you?
We’ve categorized our favorites by what they’re best for – from daily training runs to race day. Read on to find the right Adidas running shoe for you:
Best For Every Day Running: The Adidas Solar Glide 19
Men’s Adidas Solar Glide 19 in Black/Solar Red
We love training in the Solar Glide 19. It’s a great shoe for daily running and features responsive boost cushioning that provides solid underfoot energy. This means that during those runs when you’re just not feeling it at all, you’ll get a literal boost to help you along. Nice, right? Our San Diego HQ runners who tried the Solar Glide 19 also liked the solar propulsion rail. This helps guide your feet forward during runs. Ultimately, we felt this shoe provided the right combination of support, energy return, and cushion perfect for daily training runs. It’s a smooth, propulsive ride.
SOLAR GLIDE 19 SPECS:
Shoe Category: Neutral
Cushion Level: 4
Best feature: Maximum comfort to support daily training runs
Weight: 10 ounces for men and 9.4 ounces for women
Best For Long Runs: Adidas Ultra Boost 19
Women’s adidas Ultra Boost 19 in Blue/Coral
This shoe is an adidas fan favorite for a reason. Yes, it’s stylish, but it’s also got extra boost cushioning. The Ultra Boost 19 has 20% more boost cushion. This shoe also feels different from its predecessor – it’s springier. This is because Adidas updated the torsion spring to offer more propulsion during toe-off and modified the Stretchweb outsole to improve traction by 20%. And that upper. It’s SO comfortable. adidas uses a Primeknit 360 seamless upper that expands and supports your foot as you move through your run (perfect for inevitable foot swelling during longer runs). It’s also a really breathable shoe.
ULTRA BOOST 19 SPECS:
Shoe Category: Neutral
Cushion Level: 5
Best features: Responsiveness and that flexible, adaptive upper
Weight: 10.9 ounces for men and 9.4 ounces for women