Adidas Madoru 2.0

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Adidas Madoru 2.0 Review Facts

The second installment of the stylish Adidas Madoru is a dynamic everyday athletic shoe designed with the continuous comfort of its wearer in mind. The Adidas Madoru 2.0 features an upper mesh for breathability and maximum ventilation while this new version features an upgraded SUPERCLOUD™ midsole that adds a layer of cushion for both shock absorption and comfort. Although minor criticisms have been raised about this plush midsole, with some finding it a little too comfortable, interfering with their feel of responsiveness, depending on what level of comfort the wearer is looking for this may be a moot point. Thanks to its mesh upper, the Madoru 2.0 has great flexibility while its rubber adiWEAR outsole provides a firm but responsive outsole. While fashion-forward enough to look like one of Adidas’s more expensive casual shoes, the Adidas Madoru 2.0 is an affordable shoe for workout, training, or running that delivers in both comfort and performance.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • A low-cost trainer with great aesthetics and features
  • Its SUPERCLOUD™ midsole provides great comfort
  • High breathability means runners can go for miles without discomfort
  • Mesh upper and outsole provides great responsiveness and flexibility
  • Can function as both a running shoe and casual footwear
  • Made from highly durable materials that will retain its integrity even after heavy use
  • Firm rib cage keeps the foot set in place without losing flexibility
  • Great outsole responsiveness to both wet and dry surface conditions
Cons
  • Midsole cushioning may feel too “plush” for some runners
  • Slightly heavier than some comparable running shoes on the market
  • Some complaints of having too loose a heel and too much room in toe box
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Positive
  • Don't be misled by the price, these shoes outperform most other shoes that I have tried, pretty much everything is built into these, I run long distances regularly and I must say these are a good workhorse shoe, the shoe performs. Weight is not at issue, the comfort is constant and traction is marvelous.
  • I'm totally sold on these, superb aesthetics, love the super cloud cushion in the midsole, bags of responsive and flexible, I'm able to put in a lot of miles and the breath level of these shoes help my feet stay dry. Overall I'm seeing that this shoe is stylish, very durable and a great running shoe.
  • As soon as I got these the uppers impressed me, the shoe has something like a rib cage and I can feel how well it holds the shoe to my feet, flexibility is very impressive, these are good for my three runs a week and for casual, very impressed with the price, nice deal.
  • I love these, they are packed with performance features which are normally found in more expensive models for running shoes, the outsole gives a perfect response and I like how the shoe grips in very wet and in dry conditions.
  • I have put these through continuous heavy use about 5 times each week and I cover 5 miles each run, the shoes give nice flex, a great response which boosts my run and the traction is really so good regardless of the weather or surfaces.
  • Hats off to supercloud cushion, it's why I got these, I want serious comfort and these shoes put up, I'm surprised how breathable these are, zero issues with sweaty and wet socks.
  • For running, walking and even the odd game of tennis, I find these are on target for comfort and reliability. There are so much cushion and support on these I can't imagine not using them.
  • Love the performance, it's been a long time since I had such a flexible shoe, no matter how many miles I cover, the cushion, coolness, and performance are tops.
  • I'm on my feet all night in my job and these shoes have given me the comfort that I very much need, they are an amazing shoe, the cushion factor is so good it's through the roof.
  • The price surprised me, the shoe surprised me even more, it's comfortable, lets my feet breath, structurally it holds nicely to my feet, a rib cage feature makes the shoe fit securely, the cushion is a little over the top but I do like it
Negative
  • Started off loving these but after 6 weeks of running four times a week, the foam or cushion feels like it is losing support and is starting to feel bulky, still soft but with a bulk feeling and I feel the shoe is too heavy while noting this might be due to the amount of cushion.
  • My toe is not secure in the toe box there is too much space and the heel feels loose, this is very distracting while running.
  • Compared to other similar brands, these feel heavy even though the return seems ok, after a few weeks I felt that the cushioning is overdone in these.
  • The shoe is not true to size, I feel like the extra cushion tries to compensate this by holding the foot but it does not work for me. In particular, the midfoot gives way too much cushion.
  • The cushioning starts to give after a month, what felt like super cushion is now dropping to standard, I like the shoe still but I find the declining cushion firmness a bit weird. My other point is that I think the toe box may well be a bit bigger than it needs to be.
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Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The Adidas Madoru 2.0 features a full contact outsole covered in carbon rubber that enhances its durability and also has micro lugs that aid in gripping wet surfaces and terrains. Midfoot and forefoot cuts provide additional flexibility and support on soft and slippery surfaces while its flex grooves promote forefoot flexion and provide natural movement on any terrain.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

Perhaps the best feature of the Adidas Madoru 2.0 is its upgrade to the proprietary Adidas SUPERCLOUD™ midsole, providing immediate step-in comfort which runs from front to back that lasts long after a pair of Madorus have become well-worn. The plush, durable SUPERCLOUD™ cushioning is made of lightweight Ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA), providing effective shock absorption without added bulk to the shoe.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The Madoru 2.0 upper features a very breathable double layer mesh upper that allows for maximum ventilation while the trademark 3-Stripe Adidas logo placed on the sides along the rib cage are also perforated, providing even more breathability. The rib cage itself keeps the foot firmly in position, and its lace-up closure provides and maintains a secure fit through any active workout or run.
Weight
Weight

Weight

With its rubber sole and extra cushioning, one would expect the Adidas Madoru 2.0 to be heavy, but it only averages 8 grams heavier than comparable lightweight trainers. Although boasting a minimalist design, with speed and agility in mind rather than for more strenuous activities such as hiking, its stack height falls between 22mm and 32mm, which may also account for some of its weight. Still, coming in at 8.8 oz/249 grams, the Madoru 2.0 has received some criticism for being a little too heavy to be considered a serious training shoe.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

Given that the Madoru 2.0’s rib cage is perforated with larger holes than the original, runners will be pleased by its breathability. Thanks to the new air mesh upper in the 2.0, which is more open than the original Adidas Madoru, runners are guaranteed a cool, dry run for miles.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

The fit of the 2.0 is similar to the original Madoru, but with its major upgrade to the SUPERCLOUD™ midsole, plush comfort is felt every step of the way. And while this maximum comfort support makes the 2.0 a trainer you could wear casually, there have been some complaints that it’s a little too soft for a serious running shoe. Another modification from the original design is a larger heel tab that makes taking off and putting on the Madoru 2.0 easier than before. While the overall fit is average, with sufficient space in the toe box for breathability, the Madoru 2.0 has been criticized for allowing perhaps too much space in this section. The Madoru 2.0 is available in widths both medium and wide.
Style
Style

Style

Some of the most universal acclaims the Adidas Madoru 2.0 has received is its stylish look: looking more like a high-end casual sneaker than a running shoe, the Madoru 2.0 has miles of style not normally seen in a “budget” trainer. In fact, its suspiciously similar look to higher-end Adidas lines has made the 2.0 a popular choice for runners who don’t want to sacrifice style for economy. With its sharp 3-color blocking (available in Super Orange, Mineral Blue and White), the Madoru 2.0 offers an expensive aesthetic at a reasonable price.
Durability
Durability

Durability

The durability of the 2.0 is another of its standout feature, particularly at its price point. The full contact carbon rubber adiWEAR outsole retains its grip even after breaking the shoes in, as does the rib cage, while the upper mesh synthetic materials are similarly durable. Supported by a thick rubber sole, solid ribcage, and still flexible in its upper mesh, the Adidas Madoru 2.0 is a budget running shoe that will hold up through regular active use.
Protection
Protection

Protection

Since the Madoru 2.0 offers extensive breathability thanks to its perforated rib cage and mesh upper, it’s not an ideal trainer for muddy or wet conditions; but that’s also not what the shoe is made for--it’s a lightweight running shoe that is best in dry conditions. That said, the rib cage offers nominal protection to the top of the foot while the Madoru 2.0’s thick rubber outsole absorbs much of the shock of running on concrete and solid ground while also providing protection and grip on wet surfaces.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

Fitted with micro lugs on its outsole and featuring midfoot and forefoot cuts, the Madoru 2.0 excels at being responsive to various surfaces: dry concrete, slick pavement, uneven grass - the 2.0’s outsole has been designed with responsiveness in mind. But there is a tradeoff here: while the outsole has been designed for kinetic movement over various terrains, the SUPERCLOUD™ midsole has received criticism for being too plush for some runners, who complain that this element dulls responsiveness; however, others have also noted that the SUPERCLOUD™ midsole provides comfort without diminishing responsiveness, so this may vary from runner to runner based on their own experience and preference of cushioning in running shoes.
Support
Support

Support

Depending on how much material a runner enjoys in their trainers, the SUPERCLOUD™ midsole provides maximum comfort to the wearer and also works as a shock absorber. For a low heel running shoe this sort of cushioning may seem a bit excessive, but for the runner looking for moderate arch support and a plush midsole, the Adidas Madoru 2.0 easily beats its competition.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

As a lightweight running shoe, the Madoru 2.0 is best on dry surfaces and in dry conditions; the mesh upper allows for breathability but not much protection against the elements. That said, the rubber outsole is fitted with micro lugs and midfoot and forefoot cuts that are responsive to both dry and wet terrains. As long as you don’t run through too many puddles or muddy fields, the Madoru 2.0 will hold up in various conditions--but these aren’t designed for hiking. Running, training, and light athletics are ideal activities to engage in while wearing the Madoru 2.0.
Price
Price

Price

What makes the Adidas Madoru 2.0 such an attractive trainer is its moderate price. For what a runner gets with these shoes -from style to responsiveness to durability - the Madoru 2.0 is a steal. Many reviews of this shoe have specifically mentioned the cost-to-value ratio for good reason. For any of the downsides of the Madoru 2.0 (including its lack of versatility when it comes to varying terrains and conditions and the supposedly “too plush” midsole), its affordable “budget” pricing easily helps runners overlook these potential negatives.
Traction
Traction

Traction

The many features of the Madoru 2.0 outsole provide great traction - from flex grooves to micro lugs, the outsole is designed to gain maximum traction on running surfaces. While ideal on dry surfaces, the carbon rubber outsole will also grip slick pavement and wet grass equally so that your run isn’t interrupted by changing surface conditions. Although not a shoe for rugged climbs or rough terrain, its sturdy and well-constructed outer sole will keep runners and sports lovers firm on both dry and slick surfaces.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

While the rubber ADIWEAR outsole keeps firm even after heavy usage, the Madoru 2.0 never feels stiff. Thanks to midfoot and forefoot cuts that provide additional flexibility and flex grooves that allow for full foot flexion, the Madoru 2.0 provides adequate flexibility. However, the softness of its SUPERCLOUD™ midsole may throw off the user’s perceptions of the Madoru 2.0’s flexibility.
Stability
Stability

Stability

The SUPERCLOUD™ midsole runs front to back and provides a great deal of stability while a spacious toe box allows for the foot to sit naturally. However, it has been reported that the plushness of the midsole can also throw off one’s perception of stability when first breaking the shoe in.
Drop
Drop

Drop

The Adidas Madoru 2.0’s 10mm heel-to-toe drop should present no problem for a runner transitioning to this trainer. While the minimalist trend of “zero drop” has gained traction in the running world, Adidas continues to follow standard drop convention in the Madoru 2.0.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

- The SUPERCLOUD™ midsole provides maximum comfort
- Mesh upper and perforated rib cage provides great breathability
- As stylish as more expensive trainers without the cost
- The outsole’s ADIWEAR design provides great traction and responsiveness
- An affordable, durable running shoe that still delivers performance-wise
- Performs well on various ground conditions without losing responsiveness
- Spacious toe box for comfort and new heel tab that allows for easy removal
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The term “budget trainer” may have negative connotations for serious runners, but in this case it’s a positive. For its price point, the Adidas Madoru 2.0 features a dynamic outsole design for maximum grip and versatility on varying surface conditions. Most notable is its stylish aesthetic, which would lead casual observers to assume the Madoru 2.0 is a much more expensive trainer than its actual cost (and has often been mistaken for a more high-end Adidas line of shoes), and its style has been cited as one of the most attractive features for a pair of trainers in its price range. Featuring high breathability and a plush midsole that acts as an effective shock absorber, the Madoru 2.0 is a running shoe for beginners to break in and experienced runners to keep on-hand. Although some may not appreciate the potential loss of tactile responsiveness due to its plush midsole, the Madoru has been praised as both a very comfortable running shoe and an everyday trainer that can be worn like a casual sneaker.