Adidas Duramo 7

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Adidas Duramo 7 Review Facts

Adidas is back and better than ever with the seventh version of their well known Duramo shoe. This model’s line is well known for being a daily training shoe that’s built to last from a name you trust. This review will provide some insight for runners of all skill levels about their responsive and comfort upgrades provided the seventh time around. Adidas promises a smoother ride to the wearer in a sleek and modern design. While many runners only know that The Adidas Duramo 7 is an entry-level shoe, they have yet to grasp the more than redeeming qualities of this durable and lightweight powerhouse. Adidas stepped up their game and gave this neutral shoe a breath of fresh air that has most runners extremely curious in putting them to work.

Pros

Known to be Flexible & responsive

extremely durable

Great style and multiple color options are available

Comfortable everyday runner that is inexpensive

Extremely breathable fabric that keeps the foot cool and dry

Good and snug fit. Runners commented on the secure feeling in every stride

Cons

Some runners wanted a little more cushioning.

The mesh material attract dirt

Sole is not removable (glued) for those who use an insert

Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The first thing that runners noticed about the outsole unit of the Adidas Duramo 7 was the full-length rubber material that encapsulates and protects the remainder of the sole unit from any type of abrasion and excessive wear. Surface control is more than adequately achieved by the runner because of the quality of this material; runners never noticed any cracks or tears, adding to its versatility. Runners typically find that when traction over asphalt is as secure as these Adidas, you can pretty much take the shoe to more advanced terrains with little concern and really dig in.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The mid-sole unit uses Adidas' ADIPRENE+ technology that has been shown to deliver high quality cushioning to the runners of varying skill levels. Runners agreed that the underfoot experience is more responsive and comfortable than Adidas' previous model. The full-length foam that’s made from high quality materials gave runners a responsible underfoot cushioning and delivered high impact shock absorption in order to make each step much easier and smoother. It’s also durable, runners found that it doesn’t break down or lose structure easily. The mid-sole's underfoot experience remains consistent, even after many uses. Another welcomed change that you will feel is how it doesn’t limit the natural movement of the foot; the ability of the mid-sole to remain flexible is extraordinary. In fact, most runners reported that the Adidas Duramo 7 was able to allow them to stay active all day without causing their feet to ache; they felt that it was suitably comfortable. For a budget running shoe, there is plenty of full-bodied, solid feeling support provided by the mid-sole.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The upper unit utilizes air mesh, which is appreciated by runners for its highly breathable properties. This material covers the foot securely and comfortably. Runners commented on it's ability to allow air to seamlessly enter the shoe in order to keep a cool and dry environment for the foot. Adidas' fully-bonded construction is a big win for Duramo 7, it keeps the upper unit lightweight and does not require any seams or stitching, which is ideal. Movement of the foot is not limited and runners felt they were able to move more freely in the new upper construction. The textile lining is comfortable and makes sure that the foot is able to slip in and out of the shoe with both ease and comfort. It's important to note that it doesn’t irritate the skin, so it’s possible to wear this running shoe without socks. Which brings us to another great feature of the upper, the EVA Sock Liner. Runners were pleased by its ability to add more cushioning to their underfoot and were impressed by its high quality foam. In a nutshell, the upper construction on the Duramo 7 makes sure that the runner gets that extra springiness when stepping and lifting the foot while providing for a long lasting comfort for high endurance running.
Weight
Weight

Weight

The Adidas Duramo 7 comes in at 10 ounces for a Men’s US 11. Lightweight materials including full length ADIPRENE and ADIWEAR help create a smart and well though out build to these shoes that keeps the bulk out and the high performance materials in. Runners found these shoes as average in weight for their category at 10 ounces, meaning Adidas did not sacrifice function for form. There are times when “trimming the fat” may come with unwelcomed results, thankfully this is not the case with the all new Duramo 7. With this weight, theses shoes can still ensure a reliability of materials that will get you through many miles.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

Taking into consideration runners that tend to run on “high heat” when it comes to their runs, Adidas used materials that allows moisture to escape via their Air Mesh technology. Runners trusted the Duramo 7’s to keep enough breathability for longer runs. In all seasons, runners found the shoes to be very breathable and quite impressive, keeping their feet drier and cooler. Cording to several runners, the shoes also wash and air dry very well, especially when compared to other running shoes that you simply cannot wash at all. Raw, Adidas did an excellent job balancing quality materials that still provide readability into the construction of the shoe.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

The Adidas Duramo 7 allowed runners to stay very active all day without causing any aching to the feet. This is thanks to several high-end features that are simply not found on other budget level running shoes. One being the full length ADIPRENE that gives runners excellent support while providing for cushioning at all impact levels. Even runners that are hard heel strikers will have a great sense of effortless comfort with each and every step. Add to this the Air Mesh upper material and you have yourself a winning combination. Adidas did not hold back when it came to the usage of padding where it counts, leading to protection against blisters and sores. Your feet will thank you.
Style
Style

Style

This is a very good looking and trendy shoe. The color options that Adidas provides runners with are all very vibrant and really give the Duramo 7’s new life. Bright color isn't just a contributing factor to contemporary style, it is also very helpful for the safety of those runners that log in a lot of evening or early morning hours, when it is much darker. Adidas also provides color options for those runners that prefer a classic white or black running shoe with a striking yet minimalist style. There’s no question that no matter which style you choose, you will get a stylish shoe that’s perfect for everyday wear.
Durability
Durability

Durability

The feel of quality design found on the Adidas Duramo 7 is just as solid as any of their top tier running shoes at a much smaller price point. Runners found there is no question that they are just as strong as any of their competitors. The welded 3 stripes on the top increase stability and the solid toughness that runners felt while wearing this shoe. ADIWEAR outsole demonstrated no wear to long distance runners, even on their longest and grueling runs. Runners agree that typically, low cost shoes have a shorter life span yet the Duramo 7 really stand up to the test of time and can take a beating while coming out unscathed.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

Runners found that the synthetic lining and mash near combination that makes up the top portion of the shoe to be extremely flexible. Adidas promises that Adiprene+ technology is focused on helping a runner’s natural stride by providing a more responsive step and they deliver on this promise. Beginners and casual runners will also enjoy the versatility of the Duramo 7 because of the effortlessness of the response and feedback system. Adidas’ TRAXION technology gives runners the flexibility they need while providing for enhanced traction on all surfaces. The anatomically designed foot bed also aids the shoe’s responsive properties with a smooth and soft transition between the heal strike and the toe off. Adidas left nothing to be desired.
Support
Support

Support

Slowly but surely, Adidas is making quite a name for itself with new support systems found in their running shoes. Runners that suffer from conditions such as hammer toes, bunions, and plantar fasciitis commented on the Duramo 7’s ability to not cause any flair up or need for additional support. The arch support is a natural hero with its natural benefits to runners of all skill levels. Adidas was wise to include a premium EVA sock liner for added support. It ensures that all the properties of the shoe really come together and work in harmony to give a strong support system to the runner.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

With TRAXION technology found on the outsole, runners were more than confident to take the Duramo 7’s on wet and slippery surfaces without slippage. There is little hesitation to recommend this shoe for use on treadmills, open roads, and non technical trails. Additionally, the high wear materials fight against the elements almost asking the runner to try a new trail or go on a more challenging course, and that’s great for all runners from novice to expert.
Price
Price

Price

This is where the Adidas Duramo 7 will leave most speechless. This is an extremely well appointed and versatile running shoe for a budget price point. Compared to every single entry level running shoe option, most runners will be hard-pressed to find a better value for their money than the Adidas Duramo 7. As mentioned earlier, runners have unfortunately become used to a budget shoe’s limited lifespan and lack of premium features. Today’s runners have become weary of blisters a comfortless feel as side-effects of not paying a lot of money for a daily trainer. Adidas smashes this misconception out of the box by giving runners what they deserve, a solid and durable daily runner at a price they can be comfortable with.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

•An EVA polymer forms the rubber foam part in the midsole for more comfort and light weight, maximum shock absorption

•Flex grooves for soft and smooth strides

•Full length ADIPRENE+ in the midsole delivers maximum comfort

•Open mesh technology on the upper for maximum ventilation

•ADIWEAR outsole provides the shoe with high-wear durability

•TRAXION technology in its outsole gives runners maximum grip during all types of use

•The Welded 3-Stripes on the top increase the stability of the shoe
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

If you are the fence about making a lifestyle change and welcoming the many health benefits of daily or weekly running, and are looking for an entry-level starting running shoe, the Adidas Duramo 7 are for you. New runners won’t have to feel the pressures of an overwhelming high-end and un-necessary large selection of running shoes or deal with the sticker-shock of running shoes that are meant to compete in the upper echelons of championship competition. Casual runners need a dependable and fully featured running shoe that is both durable and comfortable. Most people just want the technology in their shoes to work, they don’t want to have to read a twenty page manual explaining how to use them. The Adidas Duramo 7 hits a home run in their segment and are a solid selection from a name you can trust.

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