Best adidas Running Shoes 2024

Buyer's Guide | Fleet Feet

By Tom Rivett, Mandy Wahl, Evan Matsumoto Updated on

If you’ve been to any major running event in the last century, chances are you’ve since adidas’ iconic three stripes toeing the start line. Pioneers of the modern running shoe, adidas was first made popular after Jesse Owens won the Olympic Gold medal wearing a pair in the 1936 games.

But the brand’s shoes have come a long way since then. Today, adidas running shoes feature lightweight cushioning, engineered knit uppers and flexible outsoles that support every running style and surface.

From high-performance racing shoes to cushioned every day trainers, give your running a boost in the best adidas running shoes.

What It’s Best For

Model Name

Best for Everyday Training

adidas Solarglide 6

Best for High-Cushion

adidas Ultraboost Light

Best for Stability

adidas Solarglide 4 ST

Best for Long Distance

adidas Adizero Boston 12

Best for Racing

adidas Adizero Adios Pro 3

[This article is part of the Fleet Feet Buyer's Guide for The Best Running Shoes 2024. Find all the best running shoes from the top brands for all situations.]

Best for Everyday Training: adidas Solarglide 6

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This neutral running shoe is perfect for anyone who likes cushioned and comfortable shoes for their daily mileage. The Solarglide’s bouncy, energized ride comes from adidas’ Boost foam technology, while a durable Continental™ Rubber Outsole gives you all-season traction.

For endless comfort on every run, a circular knit upper keeps the fit soft, supportive and breathable. Plus, the upper is made with at least 50% recycled materials. The adidas Solarglide 6 is the perfect shoe for going the extra mile.

Best for High-Cushion: adidas Ultraboost Light

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Looking to add a boost to your run? Look no further than the high-cushioned adidas Ultraboost Light. Adidas reconfigured its famous Boost foam to make it 30% lighter and give you even more energy return. It provides a peppy ride and super smooth transitions.

With a stylish and comfortable Primeknit+ upper that adapts to the changing shape of your foot as you go, the adidas Ultraboost Light performs whether you’re running a marathon or just wearing it around town.

Best for Stability: adidas Solarglide 4 ST

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The adidas Solarglide 4 ST is perfect for runners looking for extra stability and support to increase their mileage. Similar to the Solarglide 4, the ST version sits on a bed of bouncy Boost foam, but adds a symmetrical energy rail to guide the foot for a smooth run—so if you have flexible arches or overpronate, this is a great option. Like many of the best adidas running shoes, the Solarglide 4 ST also uses a flexible and durable Continental rubber outsole for superior traction and an energized run.

Best for Long Distance: adidas Adizero Boston 12

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The adidas Adizero Boston 12 is equally at home on the race course as it is on your long-run loop.

Gracing the starting line of the Boston Marathon for decades, this trusted running shoe is built to take you the distance. An ultra-lightweight upper gives you flexibility and support. Designers used a dynamic hybrid midsole of their Lightstrike 2.0 and Lightstrike Pro 2.0 cushioning to keep you feeling light on your feet as the miles add up.

When it’s time to push through the wall, the ENERGYRODS add a snappy feel and ultra-responsive ride.

Best for Racing: adidas Adizero Adios Pro 3

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One of our best carbon-plated shoes, the Adizero Adios Pro 3 was designed for speed by combining a carbon plate with carbon rods to give you a bouncy, responsive ride, mile after mile. Two layers of Lightstrike Pro cushioning give you excellent energy return while the ultra-lightweight partially recycled upper delivers the breathability and targeted support needed to go the distance, whether you’re racing a 5K or a marathon.

This carbon-plated shoe was made to shatter your personal records on race day.

Learn more in our adidas Adizero Adios Pro 3 review.

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How We Chose the Best adidas Running Shoes

We used data from our fit id® outfitting process, interviews with designers and real-life wear testing to determine the best adidas running shoes for most runs and the most runners.

You can shop with confidence at Fleet Feet: We offer free shipping and returns on all running shoes, and you have 60 days to return any gear if you don’t like the way it looks, fits or feels. Plus, with our price-match guarantee, you can make sure you never pay too much for a new pair of running shoes.

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