Adidas Climacool Freshride

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Adidas Climacool Freshride Review Facts

The Adidas Climacool Freshride running shoe is an improved version of the Climacool Ride and just as the name prescribes; it is one well ventilated fresh ride. The Climacool Freshride consists of 360-degrees of ventilation, deep flex grooves throughout the outsole, and firm forgiving cushioning; making this shoe an ideal choice many runners. The Adidas Climacool Freshride is a versatile shoe that is light weight enough for speed training, but also comfortable enough for long distance running. The Climacool Freshride is a moderate running shoe designed to keep your foot cool and comfortable while running. This is a reliable shoe that boasts an attractive style and it is also retailed at an affordable price. If you like the idea of running in a minimalistic type shoe but are not comfortable with fully committing to a minimalist running shoe, the Adidas Climacool Freshride is a great compromise between a heavy traditional running shoe and a minimalistic running shoe.

Pros
  • 360 degrees of air circulating ventilation
  • Attractive stylish design
  • Adidas adiPRENE® technology
  • Deep flex grooves throughout the outsole; providing an ideal amount of flexibility
  • Affordable price
Cons
  • Not waterproof
Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The Adidas Climacool Freshride has an attractive flexible outsole. The outsole consists of deep flex grooves that run along the front to back of the shoe. These flex grooves provide the Climacool Freshride with optimal flexibility; allowing the shoe to bend with the natural movements of your foot. The Adidas Climacool Freshride outsole provides ample protection while running. Although this shoe is a minimal approach to a traditional running shoe, your foot will be well protected while running. The outsole of the Climacool Freshride provides a well balanced grip however, it is not recommended to take this shoe out on intense trail runs. This shoe is designed for pavement. The outsole of the Adidas Climacool Freshride performs best both on race day and on your casual long runs.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The Adidas Climacool Freshride has a neutral midsole. The midsole features adiPRENE® technology; providing heel and forefoot support. The arch support is not exceptional with this shoe, although one interesting feature of the Climacool Freshride is its removable insole. The removable insole allows the Adidas Climacool Freshride to have a customizable arch support. The Adidas Climacool Freshride has a midsole that is made of EVA foam, which is also known as poly (ethylene-vinyl acetate). The EVA foam midsole on the Climacool Freshride is flexible and provides a firm cushioning to minimalize impact while running. The Adidas Climacool Freshride may take some time to break in and the shoe is described as firm, so opting to install a softer insole may help add additional cushioning to the shoe. Overall, the midsole offers firm cushioning and flexibility to the Adidas Climacool Freshride.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The Adidas Climacool Freshride has a stylish upper that is made out of faux suede and micro mesh material. Together, these materials create an ultra, well-ventilated running shoe. The Climacool Freshride also features an endo-cage in the upper portion. The cage sits beneath the micro mesh layer of the shoe as a lining; providing support and an improved fit. The uppers feature low eyelets and wide laces, along with a satin synthetic tounge. The uppers display on of the key features of the Adidas Climacool Freshride; the extreme ventilation.
Weight
Weight

Weight

The Adidas Climacool Freshride weighs in at 8.5 ounces for men and 6.9 ounces for women. The Climacool Freshride is on the lighter side of a traditional running shoe. These shoes are light enough for speed training but substantial enough to use on long distance running. The weight of the Adidas Climacool Freshride makes the shoe versatile for different types of running.
Breathablity
Breathablity

Breathablity

Breathability is another key feature of the Adidas Climacool Freshride. The Climacool Freshride offers 360-degrees of ventilation, creating a shoe that circulates airflow and keeps your feet dry and sweat free. The only negative aspect to the amount of breathability that the Adidas Climacool Freshride offers, is that, due to the extreme ventilation, the shoe is not waterproof. When using the shoe in rain or wet conditions, many reviewers noted that their feet and socks became extremely wet. While having wet feet is far from ideal on runs, when used in hot dry climates, the Adidas Climacool Freshride performs excellently and provides ample amounts of breathability.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

The EVA foam based midsole provides comfort and flexibility in the Adidas Climacool Freshride. The foam is ergonomically engineered to minimize impact while running. The Adidas Climacool Freshride provides adequate comfort. The feel of the shoe is firm but forgiving. Some people find it beneficial to add a more comfortable and supportive insole to the Climacool Freshride, but the removable insole makes it easy to customize the amount of comfort.
Style
Style

Style

The Adidas Climacool Freshride presents a stylish, well designed exterior. The vast array of flashy colors gives the Climacool Freshride a look that is suitable for any runner. For men, the Adidas Climacool Freshride features combinations of grey, black, white, blue and red. For women, the Climacool Freshride features combinations of black, grey, pink, white, and blue.
Durability
Durability

Durability

The Adidas Climacool Freshride has substantial durability. This running shoe is a lightweight traditional shoe that is designed to provide ventilation and adaptability for running. The Climacool Freshride is not designed for trail running and to make this shoe last, it is best to use it on pavement or light dirt roads. Some reviewers have used this shoe for four years without problems. The Adidas Climacool Freshride offers durability and is a well ventilated running shoe.
Protection
Protection

Protection

The Adidas Climacool Freshride is not a minimalistic shoe, however it is light weight enough to be used for speed training. Also, unlike many minimalistic running shoes, the Climacool Freshride offers a well balanced amount of protection for your feet. The EVA foam midsole provides cushioning and distributes impact evenly. The Climacool Freshride offers a rigid heel counter offering support and protection for the heel. The generous toe box provides ample room and protection for the forefoot and toes. Overall, the Adidas Climacool Freshride offers adequate protection for speed training, long distance running, and casual runs. This shoe may not be ideal if you are looking to run intensive trails or off road, but on pavement, the Adidas Climacool Freshride performs exceptionally well.

Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

The Adidas Climacool Freshride is not as responsive as a minimalistic running shoe, however, the deep set grooves allow the shoe to bend with the natural movements of your foot; making the Climacool Freshride extremely responsive to your foot. The midsole of the Adidas Climacool Freshride is firm but forgiving. The Climacool Freshride is responsive to your needs; it is fast enough for when you want to go fast but cushioned enough to absorb impact on long runs.
Support
Support

Support

The Adidas Climacool Freshride has a built-in endo-cage beneath the micro mesh layer; providing support and structure to the incredibly well ventilated uppers. The Climacool Freshride has a neutral arch support, but if more support is needed, the Climacool Freshride features a removable insole that can be replaced with a more supportive insole; making this shoe customizable in support.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

The Adidas Climacool Freshride is ideal for pavement. This shoe is not designed to endure intensive trail runs and it will not offer enough protection or durability if used off road. The Climacool Freshride is a light weight traditional running shoe and performs best on pavements for speed training, racing, casual, and long distance runs. The Adidas Climacool Freshride does not perfom well on wet surfaces; the extreme ventilation makes this shoe susceptible to water. Ideally, this shoe should be used on hot, dry pavements.
Price
Price

Price

The Adidas Climacool Freshride is an affordable running shoe. This shoe retails for less than $90.00, making the Adidas Climacool Freshride a well priced, reliable running shoe. Despite the poor performance in wet running conditions, may reviewers feel that the Climacool Freshride is worth the investment.
Traction
Traction

Traction

The traction of the Adidas Climacool Freshride is an impressive feature. Many reviewers note that the traction is excellent on pavements, grass, and dirt. The Climacool Freshride is an adaptable shoe; fast, light and airy.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

Flexibility is another one of the key features of the Adidas Climacool Freshride. This shoe has deep flex grooves from the front to the back of the outsoles. This allows the shoe to bend and move with the natural contours of your feet. The Climacool Freshride is made out of flexible micro mesh and although it provides support, it is flexible enough to bend and move. The flexibility of the Adidas Climacool Freshride contributes to this shoe’s responsiveness.
Stability
Stability

Stability

The EVA foam based midsoles of the Adidas Climacool Freshride are designed to provide stability, impact resistant qualities, and comfort. The rigid heel counter aids in stability and support. The endo-cage placed beneath the micro mesh uppers provides support and stability to the Adidas Climacool Freshride. Overall, the Climacool Freshride offers an adequate amount of stability, but keep in mind that this shoe is designed to be light weight and flexible.
Drop
Drop

Drop

The Adidas Climacool Freshride has a 10mm drop. This is the standard drop for most traditional running shoes; a drop that most runners are comfortable with.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

• adiPRENE® technology
• EVA foam midsoles
• Deep flex grooves providing extreme flexibility
• 360-degree ventilation
• Affordability
• Stylish exterior
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The Adidas Climacool Freshride is a reliable, light, airy, and firmly comfortable shoe. The Climacool Freshride is fast enough for tempo runs but, due to the EVA foam, cushioned enough for long runs. This light weight traditional shoe has deep flex grooves from front to back allowing for ideal flexibility. The micro mesh uppers provide 360-degrees of ventilation, ensuring that your feet remain sweat free, even on the hottest runs. The Climacool has a neutral arch support but it can be customized due to the removable insole. Keep in mind that the Climacool Freshride is not a waterproof shoe and performs best on warm dry days. Despite the lack of waterproof capabilities, the Adidas Climacool Freshride offers a well ventilated, flexible, and less restrictive option to traditional running shoes. This stylish shoe offers a light bouncy feel and adequate durability for tempo runs, speed training, casual runs, and distance running.