In two years the Adidas brand will officially be 100 years old. Despite its extensive tenure it has managed to maintain its lofty status as one of the world’s most beloved shoe brands. They have succeeded in doing this by providing customers with products that many other manufacturers just can’t seem to get right, namely sportswear. Suffice it to say that because of their high status, their products tend to acquire more interested eyes and thus more scrutiny. Now, this may be unfair, but the question most customers and fans have at the advent of every release is “what’s all the fuss about?”
Well in November of 2016, they set their eyes on the Adidas Energy Cloud running shoes. As its name suggests the Adidas Energy Cloud shoes were designed to give the runner a feeling of weightlessness or buoyancy. The Adidas website suggests that while wearing these shoes the runner will learn that the days of aching feet are gone, or will at least become far fewer in number. No corporation would willingly undersell their product, but are Adidas claims simple hyperbole? Check out the review below so that you might better decide if the Adidas Energy Cloud running shoes are worth the fuss.
- Adiwear technology
- Multiple color options
- Carbon rubber outsole
The shoe also manages to provide runners with some much-needed support and stability, so that runners can prevent the dreaded ankle roll and other such injuries. The shoe is lightweight and flexible so it is ideal for everyday use. Not only does the shoe succeed in terms of functionality, it's pretty good looking too. The Adidas Energy Cloud comes in an assortment of interesting and fashionable colors. For some, coordinating the colors with their workout clothes will definitely be a part of the fun.
There are some downsides to the Adidas Energy Cloud and while relatively minor and few in number, they are still worth reiterating. The heel has been considered by some runners to be too stiff. The plastic slats that occupy the medial sides of the shoe have also been cited as a source of discomfort for some runners. The shoe also does not have removable insoles so those with foot problems may find it hard to make the accommodations necessary for a more comfortable experience. All in all the Adidas Energy Cloud is a great shoe for an even better price. For most runners, it will be as comfortable as its name suggests, and is an example as to why Adidas has been able to maintain its enormous popularity throughout the years.