Adidas Galaxy 3

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The Galaxy 3 is the third iteration of Adidas’ paired down neutral sneaker that provides just the right amount of cushioning and some mild stability for insurance against pronation. Most importantly, this shoe is specifically designed for the wide-footed runner. Find yourself struggling to run in narrow shoes that cramp your arch and squish your toes? Fear not! The Galaxy 3 offers plenty of room to satisfy your substantial footprint and your splayed out pinky toe. However, if you regularly wear a double width shoe, the Galaxy 3 still might be a tight fit. The shoe is intended for runners with feet that fall somewhere in between the spectrum of narrow and super wide. If you seem to have issues with shoe fit on a regular basis it might be worth considering the Galaxy. How does it stack up overall? Our review delves into the specifics.

Pros
  • Great quality design
  • Stylish
  • Great fit
  • Comfortable
  • Wide fit
  • Flexible
  • Supportive
  • Lightweight
  • Breathable
Cons
  • Wide fit isn't suitable for all runners
Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The outsole of the Adidas Galaxy 3 is covered with ADIWEAR rubber. A highly resistant outsole material that helps ensure the shoe is durable. Reviewers didn't have much to say about the outsole's ability to provide traction but they appreciated the high-quality construction of the sole.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The Adidas Galaxy 3 features Cloudfoam midsole cushioning. Overall, the shoe provides a moderate amount of cushioning that makes it good for running short or long. Reviewers found the cushioning comfortable and supportive.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The Galaxy 3 features an Air Mesh upper that's super breathable. The upper is also dotted with supportive overlays. Inside, there's an OrthoLite sock liner that helps wick away moisture. To tighten the shoe, users can lace up with standard laces. Reviewers liked the fit of the Galaxy and were particularly appreciative of the wide design. Some reviewers may need to size down. Reviewers also appreciated the breathable upper and liked its lightweight construction.
Weight
Weight

Weight

The shoe weighs about 8.43 oz for women and 10 oz for men. Most reviewers were happy with the weight of the Galaxy and commented that the shoe felt very lightweight.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

The Adidas Galaxy features an Air Mesh upper which allows air to move in and out of the shoe with ease. This breathable design helps regulate temperature. Reviewers were happy with the shoe's ability to circulate air and didn't have any mishaps with their feet overheating.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

Most reviewers found the Galaxy 3 very comfortable and the majority really liked the feel of the Cloudfoam cushioning. Reviewers liked that the shoe was lightweight and flexible while still delivering some well-needed support. Some reviewers, who purchased the shoe without realizing its wider design, found the fit too sloppy. Make sure you are aware that this is a wider fitting shoe.
Style
Style

Style

The Adidas shoe features a simple two-toned design. It's available in a slew of color options for both men and women including bright fire-engine red, and more subdued navy and black colors. In general, reviewers were happy with the stylish design of the shoe.
Durability
Durability

Durability

The Adidas Galaxy 3 features an ADIWEAR outsole that's tough enough to handle regular use. Reviewers were pleased with the shoe's ability to hold up over time and most made note that they appreciated the Galaxy's sturdy construction.
Protection
Protection

Protection

The Adidas Galaxy running shoe provides a standard degree of protection from overheating, impact forces, and overpronation. The breathable Air Mesh upper regulates temperature to prevent overheating. The comfy Cloudfoam cushioning protects users against the forces of each pounding step during running. The supportive upper fit and midsole cushioning help to protect users from overpronation by delivering mild stability when necessary.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

The Cloudfoam cushioning present in the midsole of the Galaxy delivers a standard amount of energy-return. Reviewers liked the overall ride feel of the Galaxy but didn't necessarily point to it being a particularly responsive shoe.
Support
Support

Support

For most users, the upper fit is snug enough to provide excellent support. The majority of users found the secure upper and cushioning were both well-designed supportive elements. Some reviewers with narrower feet felt they didn't get the support they wanted, but that's because the Galaxy is purposely designed with a wide foot in mind. The upper overlays also provide an additional degree of support.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

This Adidas brand shoe is meant to be used on the roads or inside at the gym. It provides basic traction and is not designed with an aggressive tread or specialized upper to keep out debris.
Price
Price

Price

Reviewers seemed happy about the price they paid for the third Galaxy iteration.
Traction
Traction

Traction

The Galaxy features an ADIWEAR outsole. The outsole is quite durable but delivers a basic amount of traction for road running. Reviewers had no complaints about the shoe's gripping ability, though.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

Reviewers did point out that they liked the flexible feel of the Adidas Galaxy. Most found the shoe quite flexible and found this greatly improved ride feel.
Stability
Stability

Stability

The Galaxy 3 is a neutral running shoe but it provides a slight bit of stability thanks to its sturdy construction, close hugging upper fit, and numerous upper overlays. Reviewers felt they got plenty of stability from this neutral shoe. Some reviewers with narrower feet complained of instability but they had originally been unaware that the Galaxy was built for wide footed runners.
Drop
Drop

Drop

We couldn't find any drop height information for the Galaxy 3, but users didn't seem to take issues with the shoe's geometric design. At a glance, the drop looks fairly standard.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

- Wide fit design
- Supportive upper overlays
- Air Mesh upper
- OrthoLite sockliner
- Standard lacing system
- Cloudfoam midsole cushioning
- ADIWEAR outsole
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The bottom line is that the Adidas Galaxy 3 is a solid option for the runner seeking to try out a new neutral trainer. The shoe features a moderately cushioning midsole good for a variety of distances. It's fairly lightweight, too, and fits great. The comfortable design is best suited for wide footed runners who have trouble finding a happy medium between regular width shoes and double width shoes. A durable construction and supportive design make this shoe perfect for the neutral runner or slight overpronator.