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Overview

With a knit upper and a design with no traditional tongue, the Adidas Cloudfoam Ultimate running shoes are a top choice for many types of runners. They are valuable in the affordable class but since they look apart as well, they are often the first option as casual shoes as well. Combining the Cloadfoam cushioning with the modern knit design, the shoe offers a mature design which can be a versatile solution for outdoor and indoor running.

10 reasons to buy

  • Knit upper recommended for improved comfort and breathability

  • Made with comfortable textile lining to improve the natural feel of the shoes

  • Designed with a tongue-pull so that the shoes always fit as they should

  • Comfortable midsole based on the Cloadfoam technology which reduces shocks when you run

  • The shoes can be used straight away as they don’t need any break-in period

  • The knit upper is soft and it is made to always return to its original shape

  • Made true to size which means that you will find the right fit without having to look for alternative sizes from the start

  • Distinct look often makes the shoes a good combination with casual clothing

  • The upper of the shoes is much more durable when compared to synthetic leather as it does not crease

  • Made with a slick outsole with grooves for the ultimate traction on multiple surfaces

2 reasons why not to buy

  • Ankle support is not great

  • Replacing the lacing can take more time due to the futuristic design

Features & Specs

Outsole

With a new outsole design, the shoes aim for the ultimate grip. The wave groove pattern of the outsole is what makes them distinct from many points of view. But most importantly, the shoes offer proper traction across a range of flat surfaces. This is why they are dependable on the track, in the park or at the gym. At the same time, mainly due to their appealing design, they can be used as casual or work shoes as well.

Midsole

The Cloudfoam technology appeals to most runners when looking at the shoes. With proper support which follows the contour of the foot and which supports the arch, you are able to run at full speed with the Cloadfoam ultimate. As they are made to absorb shocks, you might expect for them to be stiff. But the midsole is quite versatile and it represents one of the best solutions when it comes to improved overall results, especially when you are sprinting. Slower running can also be fun as there is a great transition from the toes to the heel.

Upper

Some of the most impressive features come in the upper. With a sock-like construction, you simply have to slip your foot in to be ready to run. There is no traditional tongue on the upper and this enhances the overall second-skin approach from the manufacturer. But at the same time, the upper allows good breathability as it is not made with overlays. The ankle area is soft and it does not cause any irritation. But the ankle area could use some extra padding for added comfort. With the added benefit of the back pull tab and of the design which takes the pressure away from the Achille’s tendon, the shoes represent a viable option if you need reassuring comfort as well.

Updates

The running shoes are thus a capable solution. They can be considered for many types of needs and most importantly, they are often used for everyday running. On a few occasions, they can also work well for official races, even if they are not performance-orientated.

 

There are different features of the shoes which have been used by Adidas. But the Cloudfoam Ultimate is a testament to the latest developments and capabilities. The balance between support and durability is recommended for future shoes as well. Since its introduction in 2008, the section of fashionable running shoes has only seen growth with most people.

Size And Fit

The shoes are true to size. This means that you can choose any of the sizes for men and women and get exactly what you expect. Since the forefoot is quite roomy as well, the shoes can feel comfortable as they will not put any pressure on your toes.

Expert Reviews

92 / 2 ratings

August, 05.2018 91 / 100 by: Henry Brown

After months of daily use, the shoes feel durable. There are no visible signs of wear on the outsole which is great, especially compared to other Adidas shoes. But the most interesting fact about the shoes is just how versatile they are. I use them for playing sports such as tennis but I also take them out on runs as well. While the shoes are not the most affordable versatile design, they work great for versatility and durability. My favorite look includes the combination of grey and black, which is also easier to clean after a few runs.

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August, 02.2018 93 / 100 by: Joseph Johnson

The insole feels fantastic on the feet. It seems that the attention to detail was considerable as they also come with a key’s accessories. They are comfortable and versatile, which means that they can be used for casual wear as well. Mainly used for training or as comfortable shoes at work, the Cloudfoam shoes look apart. But since I use the white version, I also need to pay attention to signs of wear, dirt or dust, especially when walking in rainy conditions. After a few months of wear, the material of the shoes did not crease which means they are really worth the investment for long-term use.

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