Adidas Climacool Fresh Bounce

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The Adidas Climacool Fresh Bounce is a running shoe that’s neutral, and ideal for runners looking for an affordable, breathable, lightweight shoe with style.  This versatile shoe, that non-runners will also enjoy, combines many features to make it a comfortable, cushioned shoe. The breathable air mesh upper helps keep feet cool, while the BOUNCE midsole provides good cushioning. The sock-like construction and Adidas technology  provide a personalized fit. The shoe is designed to feel comfortable no matter where you are running. The lightweight shoe keeps you fast, while keeping the foot cushioned and comfortable.

Pros
  • Multi-purpose shoe
  • Lightweight
  • Flexible
  • Snug for comfort and support
  • Upper with breathability
Cons
  • Durability of tongue
  • Too snug of a fit
Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The shoe's outsole on the Adidas Climacool Fresh Bounce provides durability and protection, while still allowing for good flexibility. The outsole also provides good traction.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The Adidas Climacool Fresh Bounce uses Adidas’ BOUNCE technology on the midsole. A high quality, highly responsive material give the shoe a spring-like feeling underfoot. It also provides good cushioning and absorbs shock. Overall, reviewers thought the midsole ranks above average and helps with the shoe's comfort.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The Adidas Climacool Fresh Bounce gets its name based on the Climacool upper, which controls the air flow, keeping the foot feel cool and dry. The stretchable mesh upper allows for natural foot movements. The snug, sock-like fit ensures optimal comfort, while also preventing irritation. Climacool technology is said to provide 360 degree cooling throughout the foot. While the upper is a huge part of the features of this shoe, reviewers had a lot to say about its design. The shoe does provide a very breathable, dry experience, but some of this technology contributes to comfortability for the runner. For example, one reviewer felt that the laces were not very functional since they were hard to tighten, and the tongue is sewn into the shoe, making it often feel too tight. Runners felt like they needed more room. The tongue is also not sewn in very securely, as many reviewers complained about it ripping. Some reviewers also felt that the thin-upper material was just that – too thin. Depending on how the shoe is being used could depend on whether these features will impact a runner’s overall experience. The shoe does provide optimal breathability so if that is something that is important, this is the shoe you need.
Weight
Weight

Weight

With a women's weight of 6.4 ounces, the Adidas Climacool Fresh Bounce is a lightweight shoe. Even with the added cushioning on the shoe, Adidas manages to keep the Climacool Fresh Bounce very light. Reviewers felt that the shoe had a lightweight nature, was comfortable and great on their feet.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

Breathability is not an issue on the Adidas Climacool Fresh Bounce. With the Climacool technology that is used on the upper, Adidas has went above and beyond to make sure that the shoe is highly breathable. The Climacool technology is designed to provide 360-degree breathability and moisture control by using fabrics that wick away moistures and allow air into the shoe. The upper also uses stretchable mesh that allows air to circulate throughout the shoe, keeping the foot cool and dry. Overall, breathability ranks high for the Adidas Climacool Fresh Bounce.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

As mentioned in many of the featured sections, comfort is definitely highly rated by reviewers. The sock-like fit of the shoe is designed for optimal comfort and to prevent irritation. The Adidas Climacool Fresh Bounce can be worn with or without shoes due to the comfortable interior sleeve that has additional padding. The upper unit uses air mesh, allowing the shoe to move more comfortable. Some reviewers did feel that the shoe ran a little small. This is most likely due to the upper, as it creates a snug, tight fit because the tongue is sewn in place. The thin fabric of the upper contributed to a few negative reviews, as runners did not feel that their feet were adequately protected, causing discomfort. Many reviewers did appreciate the fit though, saying that it contributes to the shoe’s comfort and responsiveness.
Style
Style

Style

As colorful shoes become more popular, the Adidas Climacool Fresh Bounce mostly fits that style. While the colors are not overly bold, the shoe’s color options are still very appealing. Reviewers enjoyed the sleek design of the shoe. This shoe definitely appeals to more than just runners, as many choose the Adidas Climacool Fresh Bounce as a lifestyle option as well.
Durability
Durability

Durability

The Adidas Climacool Fresh Bounce has good durability because it has some features that are very strong and others that are a bit weak. The outsole definitely contributes to the shoe’s optimal durability, as the strong runner material prevents the shoe from wearing while on abrasive surfaces. The midsole unit that uses Adidas’ BOUNCE technology is also highly durable, as it not only protects the foot from impact, but also doesn’t break down easily. The upper, however, is not as durable as the outsole and midsole. Runners have had issues with the tongue, which is sewn into the shoe, coming unstitched. Other reviewers felt that the upper material is very thin and didn’t offer protection or durability from elements.
Protection
Protection

Protection

The Adidas Climacool Fresh Bounce offers some features that add to its protection. The midsole that uses Adidas’ BOUNCE technology offers a strong amount of cushioning, protecting the foot during impact. The midsole uses high quality materials that make the shoe feel springy and more responsive. The shoe’s outsole also adds an additional level of protection since it uses durable rubber material to protect the foot from abrasive elements. The upper could be the only place that protection is lacking because of the thin material that is used. Reviewers felt that it was a bit too thin, since they could feel when tougher elements hit the foot, causing discomfort. Overall, protection is average on the Adidas Climacool Fresh Bounce.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

The Adidas Climacool Fresh Bounce offers optimal responsiveness. It provides balance with support to the foot, allowing a smooth transition from the heel to the forefront. This creates an efficient running atmosphere. The shoe’s outsole uses durable rubber material that not only protects the shoe from wear and tear, but also maintains the shoe’s structure. The shoe’s midsole that uses Adidas BOUNCE technology also contributes to the shoe’s responsiveness. The thin material not only protects the foot on impact, but it also helps maintain the natural movement of the foot. The Adidas Climacool Fresh Bounce’s flex grooves not only contribute to the shoe’s flexibility, but the shoe’s responsiveness as well.
Support
Support

Support

Support is good on the Adidas Climacool Fresh Bounce. Adidas’ neutral shoe includes elements that provide support to the shoe. The Adidas Climacool Fresh Bounce’s midsole that uses BOUNCE technology supports the foot during impact, while also allowing the runner to feel like each step is bouncing. The shoe also has an interior sleeve that provides support and cushioning. The shoe’s outsole that is made up of durable rubber not only protects from the elements but also supports the foot on road running. Some reviewers noted that the shoe had excellent arch support as well.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

The Adidas Climacool Fresh Bounce is designed for the road. However the traction on the shoe is not good for moderate or technical trails. While the durable rubber outsole protects from abrasive elements, road running is optimal for this shoe. The shoe does not perform well in wet elements as well. The tread is described by reviewers as thin and not very grippy. The interior material doesn’t fare well in the rain, either, as a reviewer felt like after being exposed to the rain, the shoe continue to make a squishing sound. It is best to keep this shoe on dry roads.
Price
Price

Price

The affordable pricing on the Adidas Climacool Fresh Bounce makes it a great option for beginner runners looking for a lightweight, cushioned shoe. While the shoe retailed for around $80, it can be found for close to $50 now that newer versions have been released. With the Adidas brand behind the shoe and the added features, the affordable price is not one that would be expected. While the question of durability comes into the pricing, the style alone makes this a good purchase.
Traction
Traction

Traction

The durable rubber outsole protects from abrasive elements and helps with surface traction so runners can feel safe running on a road. There is reliable traction for running on a roads or tracks. However, reviewers felt that the shoe did not perform well in wet elements. Reviewers felt that the shoe’s traction was thin and lost its grip when wet. However, runners should feel comfortable with the Adidas Climacool Fresh Bounce’s traction as long as they are used on a dry road.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

Shoes that often have additional cushioning often lack flexibility. However, Adidas uses technology that creates a lightweight, flexible shoe. The Adidas Climacool Fresh Bounce’s midsole uses Adidas’ BOUNCE technology to create a level of cushioning that makes the runner feel like each step is bouncing and springy. However, Adidas has created the cushioning so that it is flexible and bends with the foot’s natural movements. During toe-off the runner will feel a great deal of flexibility. The shoe also uses flex grooves to add to the flexibility and reduced weight.
Stability
Stability

Stability

The Adidas Climacool Fresh Bounce uses cushioning to help runners have more stabilty in the shoe. The shoe’s outsole, cushioning and snug fit create a comfortable, stable shoe. Stability is a strong element of the shoe, however the Adidas Climacool Fresh Bounce is neutral. So, if you are looking for stability, the shoes within the Motion Control section of shoes might be better to review.
Drop
Drop

Drop

The Adidas Climacool Fresh Bounce has an 8mm drop. This is just below an average drop for running shoes. Runners were a bit concerned with the drop being too much and wanted a lower drop on their running shoes.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

• Breathable stretch mesh
• Climacool technology
• BOUNCE energized comfort
• Flex grooves
• Sock-like construction
• Rubber outsole
• 8mm drop
• Breathable stretch mesh
• Climacool technology
• BOUNCE energized comfort
• Flex grooves
• Sock-like construction
• Rubber outsole
• 8mm drop
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The Adidas Climacool Fresh Bounce has a neutral platform that utilizes some unique Adidas technology to a create lightweight, breathable shoe with comfort still a high priority. The shoe uses breathable stretch mesh and Climacool technology to create a cool experience unlike many other shoes on the market. The shoe’s comfortable interior and responsive cushioning make the shoe an ideal pick for beginner and seasoned runners alike. The style on the shoe is rated high by almost all reviewers, so much so that the shoe is also worn by many as a lifestyle choice as well. While there are some concerns regarding the thin upper and the upper’s durability, overall the shoe ranks high for protection, support and responsiveness. The affordable price also makes the shoe great to wear anywhere and everywhere.