Adidas Energy Cloud
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.
- Midsole is very soft, but still provides adequate support
- Varied color palette
- Great price for such a quality shoe
- Great deal of support and stability
- Heel may be a little too stiff for some runners
- Lateral plastic slats may dig too far into the shoe and be too uncomfortable for some runners
- Does not include removable insoles
- Not versatile in terms of terrain applicability
- At first, I wasn’t quite sure if I should buy these; I read all of the reviews about size and how narrow they were. However, not only was the size perfect, after some use, they kept shape and are soft and flexible.
- I am in love with these shoes. They look great and feel great. Adidas usually run wide but this wasn't the case with these. They are fairly narrow and for once they properly support my foot. Their arch support is pretty awesome as well, which makes running more bearable.
- I really like Adidas and was searching for a new pair of runners with high arches. The Cloud fit my expectations and look amazing. I am able to use them for running and my intensity training without extra stress due to how light they are. Also, I took them on vacation, where we walked mile after mile, never bothering my feet.
- I’m a super satisfied customer. I love how light the shoe is and after being on my feet all day, I had no pain or sore spots on my feet. I bought a half size larger than normal and they fit.
- These shoes do not have very much support for runners. I have very sensitive feet and these have proven to satisfy them the whole day with normal activity with no issues.
- These shoes have lasted me for over a year. I use them for work daily and they are still very comfortable. Most other brands and styles I have tried don't make it to the half year mark.
- I’m almost 7 foot tall, heavy and wear a size 13. These fit right and I don't get the numbness in my feet that I do with other shoes. The runner shoe design looks and feels great. Their inner soles are fantastic and comfortable and they have great ankle support as they run snug.
- These shoes are for normal sized feet and will be a little off for those of us with abnormal width, length and arches. One of my feet are wider than the other so it felt a little off. However, the cloud support is spot on in comfort and they have great ventilation.
- The material is great on these and they are the most comfortable shoes I own. I am continuously getting compliments on these bad boys. They are light and airy and I would recommend them to anyone.
- These have lived up to my all-terrain workouts and runs. After putting over 40 miles on them, I have yet to see any signs of serious wear. They have a plastic cage, which keeps the shoe snug and comfy. The good looking design is a plus.
- These shoes are great for summer days as they breath well. They have great shock absorbency. Be careful when washing as the sole comes out fairly easy; I ran less than 15 miles and it was loose.
- I can't wear shoes that apply pressure to the top of my foot--pinched nerve. These are perfect for what I need them for.
- These really help my hip arthritis pain. I started running 4 years ago and these shoes have really helped it be more enjoyable.
- My feet are on the wider side, so my feet slide to the front a bit. They work great on all surfaces and are very soft -- better than my shoes I use to do marathons.
- So much cushion and so little weight! They tend to be a little tight with the toes and around the top of my foot. I am hoping that with a little more use that they loosen up.
- The mid-arch support is outstanding on this sneaker. After trying others, this one topped them all. These shoes make me happy when I run and they are affordable.
- So much air pushes through these and they are light and sturdy. These are a great summer shoes for sure. These sneakers absorb running pressure properly without giving too much. My medium sized foot fits snug in these so take that into consideration if you have a wide foot. The material isn't really made for rain. When I first got them, they were all over the place and they absorb water.
- I get shin splints easy and I was amazed that these seemed to keep them at bay. I usually have to use insoles in my shoes, with these I did not. I feel these have helped me with my running posture as well. I am glad that I bought a size larger after reading what people were saying.
- These sneakers are narrow and balanced so they do not move when I run. You won't have a problem getting the white shoes either because they clean up easy. These are the best shoes ever.
- All aspect of this shoe fit perfect and they look great. I usually wear out shoes in a couple months, not these. These are superior for sure.
- Thank you ADIDAS! I adore these shoes! Their arch support is fantastic, I rarely get any pain from them, as mine are really high. The material is high grade stuff too. I am overly impressed. These are the best shoes I have owned.
- These sneakers are lightweight, very comfortable and durable. I absolutely love them.
- I do not want to run in these they have been so comfortable while walking in them, I don’t want to wear them out faster. The size is spot on and so is the price. I want to order more.
- Although comfortable, I cannot get these to slide over my feet. They fold up at the top and it is not cute.
- I had so much pain in my calves and heels after I wore these. They were not comfortable at all. After playing some tennis, they seem to be falling apart in certain spots.
- These are more fashion than passion. I used them for running and I had nothing but pain afterwards; they do not have enough support. Maybe they are ok for other things besides running, like standing still.
- I used these one time and they started to unravel and then the hole ripped out when I was tying the shoe. I have only used them for a few-mile walks and had them less than two months. I am extremely disappointed.
- This new design was way off compared to the old ones. The plastic on the shoe immediately was hurting me and it doesn't give. I had to return them.
- After a month of use, the sole started falling apart. After further inspection, I realized it was the whole form of the base of the shoe. They were very comfortable otherwise and they had great support in the arch. However, because of this, when you take the insole out, it becomes a hard surface and isn't comfortable at all. I would not recommend these.
- They are very slippery when wet. I couldn't walk anywhere in the rain, not even on wet concrete.
A few runners have expressed their dissatisfaction with other ergonomic aspects of the shoe. There are plastic slats affixed to the medial sides of the shoe and some runners cite these plastic slats as a source of pain. Others have criticized the heel as being a little too stiff.
-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.