Adidas Performance Galaxy Elite

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If you’re in the market for the perfect casual running, walking, light exercise, and all around gym shoe, look no further than the Adidas Performance Galaxy Elite. With the improved ADIPRENE Technology, TPU caging, and a streamlined elegant design, this shoe is the perfect fit for you!

As a household name and leader in performance design, and style, you can do no better than Adidas for first rate quality and reliability to fulfill any discipline. The Performance Galaxy Elite upholds the world class Adidas reputation, to giving you maximum comfort, longevity, and elegance, without breaking the bank.

Pros
  • affordable price for a high quality shoe
  • available in up to 6 different color combinations
  • The lace up front closure is great for a better fit and desired pressure
  • removable insoles that are convenient to change out and accommodate custom soles
  • Midsole ADIPRENE technology built for speed, added propulsion, and greater impact absorption and cushioning
  • Outsole ADIWEAR non-mark technology designed for traction and prolonged durability
  • Upper mesh breathability and SUPERCLOUD cushioning keep your feet dry and cool
  • TPU synthetic caging on the outside for additional structure, support, and longevity
Cons
  • Not recommend for long distance running or training
  • Tends to run large and may be more suitable for a narrow foot
  • Firm sole that offers medium natural arch support that may be less suitable if you have an over-pronator or  under-pronator stride
Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

With the added bonus of a non- mark sole, making these shoes suitable to wear indoors and on the court, the outsole of the Performance Galaxy Elite running shoe is constructed of textured ADIWEAR rubber for no slip traction outside on moderate terrain, and long lasting durability giving you confidence in the longevity of your purchase.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The cushy midsole is made from full length ADIPRENE technology foam, which provides propulsion and speed at the forefront of the shoe, and is designed for higher impact absorption and cushioning at the heel of the shoe. The thick midsole design keeps the shock absorption component and wear intact for a longer life span, keeping the spring in your step for miles.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The upper portion of the shoe is a highly breathable mesh, and a durable synthetic overlay. The outer is engineered with a TPU cage, designed with the signature Adidas three stripes.
This feature offers better stability during your run as well as protection around the foot. The design of the cage and the synthetic casing improves the design with more stability for lateral movement and forward motion.
Weight
Weight

Weight

Like most people, the last thing I want is a shoe that is heavy and pulls me down during a workout or throughout my day, and takes the joy out of putting in the miles or the hours. While its true the TPU caging on the side for added stability, and the synthetic overlay engineered with the signature Adidas strips adds weight, the Performance Galaxy Elite still weighs in at 10 ounces for a size 11. When paired with the SUPERCLOUD cushioning, it’s no wonder that this model was included in the list of Best Light Weight Running Shoes of 2016, and it is designed to make you feel as though you are running/walking on air for an ultra light weight ride. Don’t worry about getting weighed down, this shoe is designed to keep you up!
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

For a runner there is nothing worse then hot feet, and weighted legs in the middle of a workout is not exactly motivating.
With the design of the upper mesh lining and fast drying fabric, you get maximum breathability which will keeping your feet dry and cool throughout your entire workout.
The upper portion is welded to the sole which eliminates a seam and and extra fabric that might otherwise limit airflow. Even while pounding the pavement in the hottest summer months, or crushing your workout at the gym, you will stay cool and ready to push forward.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

The padded tongue and collar offer a breathable textile lining, engulfing the foot from both sides for added comfort. The upper portion of the shoe is attached to the sole for a snugger fit to keep your foot from sliding around during motion. While the Design of the Galaxy Elite tends to be favored by runners with a narrower foot, it widens in the toe box just the right amount in order to avoid blisters, or any discomfort when you stride. Another key feature is the removable foot molding foam insoles. These soles can be removed and replaced, which is convenient for adding additional cushioning or adding customized support depending on what kind of runner you are, and if you find you need additional arch support.
Style
Style

Style

Simply put, Adidas knows fashion. As a household name and a leader in the market for athletic wear and expanding into high fashion, Adidas is beloved by many, from you and I, to professional athletes alike. You can’t go wrong with an Adidas design and the Performance Galaxy Elite is no exception. While its true that function often over rules looks, especially among runners where comfort and support in key, the sleek fresh design of the Performance Galaxy Elite, gives you practicality without compromising any style points. The number of options are also a plus, with up to 6 different color combinations, and the signature Adidas stripes, you can choose the look you want…you might even get one in every color!
This performance shoe with a touch of athleasure provides maximum comfort while staying chic during workouts and paired with your everyday clothing, they will look great on the streets.
Durability
Durability

Durability

A lower price tag does not mean you will be running back to the store for new shoes after just a few workouts... pun intended? The Galaxy Elite has stamina, and the improved ADIWEAR rubber soul is a key feature in the longevity of this model. The thicker non-mark rubber with textured grooves no only increased traction but keeps the shoe durable. The firmer mold to your foot sole, and more neutral designed arch ensure that the structure stays intact and supportive for prolonged wear-ability.
Protection
Protection

Protection

So you got mud some mud on your shoes? Don’t worry, the synthetic and textile materials of the Galaxy Elite make this model low maintenance and easy to care for. Don’t hold back a workout because you’re afraid of a little dirt, fans of the Galaxy Elite have confirmed that a brush and some neutral soap will remove any cosmetic wear and tear leaving your shoes looking new again.
Support
Support

Support

Are you an over-pronator runner meaning you roll to the outside? Are you an under-pronator meaning you roll to the inside? The beauty of the Performance Galaxy Elite is that its is a neutrally designed shoe made to accommodate both running styles when paired with the key feature of the removable insoles. With room for added custom support, this shoe will accommodate your running style, giving you a comfortable ride weather you over-pronate, under-pronate, or naturally have a neutral stride.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

The Galaxy elite is recommended as a road running shoe, great on pavement with traction that handles well running up and down hill. For training, the Galaxy Elite is recommended for light running such as your daily jog or a weekend 5k – 8k. While perhaps they aren’t the best choice for intensity such as long trail running through difficult terrain or they are great for running, walking, hiking, light exercise, and the gym floor surface, keeping you light on your feet.
Price
Price

Price

It’s easy to pay top dollar for running shoes, but for the casual runner who isn’t training for a marathon and pounding the pavement for hours at a time, the simpler design of the Adidas Performance Galaxy Elite is fully capable of fulfilling all your needs, and you don’t have to break the bank to get quality. This model maintains an affordable price for well rounded practicality, made well high quality, and long lasting performance.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

The structure of the flexible back makes it convenient to slide them on and slide them off without worrying about damaging the structure.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

• The option for removable insoles allow you to customize your shoe the way you prefer
• ADIWEAR and ADIPRENE technology for propulsion, impact absorption, durability, and longevity
• Low maintenance to clean and easy to care for
• Welded seam for a better closer fit
• Mesh upper for maximum breathability
• Outersole textured grooves increase traction on varied terrain and prolong wear
• This model comes in a variety of colors to choose from
• The TPU caging synthetic material keeps you stable throughout your workout
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

So you need versatility and a shoe that can accommodate all aspect of your busy life, from a session at the gym, or something to slip on while you complete the rest of your day? Are you looking for a shoe that is dynamic enough to train the way you want and a design that offers wear-ability with style? Then the Performance Galaxy Elite by Adidas is the shoe for you! With high performance technology, a neutral build, and the ability to customize the sole to fit your needs, not only is this shoe a bang for your buck, it is hard to find a better option for such a great all around shoe! Stay cool and dry with the mesh breathability, and light on your feet all day long. For compliments on your new fresh kicks at the gym, and the most comfortable ride on the road, lace up the Adidas Performance Galaxy Elite, and be happy you did!