Adidas has earned its place in the footwear and sportswear industry by sticking to the philosophy that inspired its founder, Adi Dassler, nearly a century ago: listen to athletes and make products that meet their needs. Dassler founded a shoe company in Herzogenaurach, Germany, in 1924 and shortly thereafter achieved his first success with running shoes – Lena Radke won a gold medal at the 1928 Olympics wearing his running shoes and Jesse Owens won a gold medal in 1936. Dassler’s commitment to innovative performance became a hallmark of the company, which developed the Three Stripes brand into a household name.
adidas Solarglide 4
This unisex running shoe is perfect for those who prefer a cushioned, comfortable running shoe. the Solarglide’s bouncy, energetic ride comes from adidas’ Boost foam technology, while the durable Continental™ rubber outsole gives you all-season traction.
To make every run feel twice as comfortable, the Primegreen upper stays soft, supportive and breathable. adidas Solarglide 4 is the perfect shoe for running further.
Adidas Duramo 10
The Adidas Duramo 10 is an affordable running shoe that is perfect for beginners who want an easy ride to start running with ease. With its low price, it leaves nothing to be desired when it comes to being a versatile runner. You can count on the Duramo 10 for both short and long distances, and if you want to use it outside of running, it’s a great choice for walking, casual wear, and gym training.
Adidas Adizero Adios Pro 3
“The Adidas Adizero Adios Pro 3 is a long-distance running specialist. Its highly cushioned midsole and efficient, energy-efficient ride make it the perfect choice for marathons and other races. Version 3 has more foam in the forefoot, a wider mesh sole and a more aggressive toe spring, which makes it softer, more stable and more propulsive than previous versions.”
If you are a runner looking for a marathon ultra running shoe that is softer than most and has a forward lean, then the Adios Pro 3 is a great choice for you. It excels at long runs and marathon target pace.
adidas Solar Boost 19
When you lace up your shoes and start running long distances, there are a few features you should look for in a shoe. First, you need flexible cushioning that won’t break down under repeated impact. Then, you also need plenty of airflow to keep your feet cool as you sweat. Finally, responsive energy return is a must, as it will add power to your stride.
The Solar Boost 19 ticks every box, making it one of the best Adidas shoes for long-distance running. boost™ cushioning propels you with every step, providing much-needed relief for your tired legs. With reliable cushioning, your feet will feel great from start to finish. We also found that the NASA-inspired premium upper also maximizes comfort during your long runs.
Adidas Tophenson 8
While some Adidas running shoes have been mediocre for us in 2021, one running shoe not only bounced back, but bounced back in all the right ways to go straight to the top of our favorite running shoe of the year, the Takumi Sen 8. When the dust settles, it’s a rarity between the Nike Alphafly and the New Balance Rebel V2. You can think of it as the short distance sibling of the Adios Pro 2, complete with Lightstrike Pro foam and energyRODS to make you feel pop. It offers a lower stack than other Adidas performance options, with 33mm of cushioning at the heel and 27mm at the front.
We can’t say exactly how Thomas knew he would like the Takumi Sen 8, but he was in Orlando recently for his half of the Iron Man game right out of the box. If that’s not confidence, I don’t know what is. The upper is comparable to soccer cleats/rugby cleats in that it is secure throughout to provide a locked-in racing feel, although it does require some adjustment to dial in the laces. But once you’re locked in, you’re really locked in. The upper is also made of Adidas’ Celermesh material and the tongue is not reinforced, but it’s not very loose either.
Put on a secure Continental outsole and a comfortable ride that stays soft and flexible mile after mile, and you have a shoe that can take you any distance. So while Adidas has positioned the Takumi Sen 8 as a 5K to half marathon running shoe, we bet you could wear it for a full marathon too.