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Overview

If you’re looking for affordable running shoes, the Adidas Duramo 9 shoes are always among the recommended choices. Based on the comfort of the Cloudfoam midsole, the shoes are a good solution in all compartments as they encompass some of the proven Adidas designs and technologies. Made to feel lightweight, they are also among the solutions which can be easily adopted when it comes to comfort as they even protect your ankles with soft padding. With durable lacing, the shoes are aimed at the everyday runner who needs a dependable design.

11 reasons to buy

  • Highly affordable for the level of comfort they come with

  • Durable lacing and midfoot lockdown system recommended for an improved fit

  • Breathable materials used in the upper based on a mesh with perforations

  • Cushioning is ensured by the Cloadfoam midsole with its 9.5mm offset

  • Added OrthoLite insole for better comfort, reduced moisture, and lower bacteria levels

  • Improved flexibility of the outsole with added groves in the forefoot and in the heel area for better flexibility

  • Made to fit standard sizes of D-medium and B-medium for women

  • Soft mesh materials which naturally follow the contour of the feet

  • Nearly seamless construction of the upper for proper wear even on long training sessions

  • The tongue is made from mesh materials together with the collar to protect the Achilles tendon and the top of the arch

  • AdiWear abrasion-resistant outsole recommends the shoes for different types of running surfaces

2 reasons why not to buy

  • Roomy forefoot for some runners

  • Just minor changes to the outsole compared to the previous version

Features & Specs

Weight: Moderate
9.9 oz 281 g
44.44% of shoes are lighter
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Weight: Moderate
8.4 oz 239 g
45% of shoes are lighter
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Heel to toe drop: 0
10 mm
43.9% of shoes have less drop
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Heel to toe drop: High
10 mm
44.44% of shoes have less drop
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Heel height: Very Low
24 mm
27.78% of shoes are lower at the heel
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Heel height: Very Low
24 mm
28.13% of shoes are lower at the heel
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Forefoot height: Very Low
14 mm
13.89% of shoes are lower in the forefoot
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Forefoot height: Very Low
14 mm
18.75% of shoes are lower in the forefoot
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Outsole

The outsole of the running shoes has kept most of the design and technology from the Duramo 8. However, the flexibility has been improved with two groves, one in the forefoot and the other one on the heel area. The same AdiWear durable rubber has been used for the outsole. It works great on the track or in the gym. In some cases, the shoes can also be used on flat trails as well. But with proper traction and a webbed design, the outsole remains sturdy and reliable for short and long running sessions.

Midsole

Featuring the improved Cloadfoam midsole, the shoes are now at the peak of their comfort on an evolutionary scale. Many runners also argue that they do not need a sockliner on top of the Cloadfoam as it already feels quite comfortable. Since it naturally follows the contour of the foot, Cloudfoam is also recommended for improved arch support.

Upper

The upper is breathable but durable. With dual-layer mesh materials, it provides a versatility which sees the shoes as an option for the occasional user running up to 3 miles or for the seasoned user running beyond the 10-mile mark. With the help of the mesh tongue, the upper also maintains its low weight profile which is a determining factor for everyday running. The lacing of the shoes is based on a reinforced section of the midfoot and it represents a clear signal that the shoes are aimed at maximizing durability.

Updates

If you need reliable shoes, the 9th version of the Duramo can be the option for you, especially if you are a fan of mesh uppers. With added durability and caged lacing, the shoes are recommended to those seeking the ultimate lockdown even with a softer upper such as the one made from mesh materials.

 

When it comes to upgrades, the most significant changes have been made to the upper. But at the same time, even the outsole has been improved to improve flexibility. The midsole is where most of the updates impress runners. Based on the new Cloafoam design, the shoes work well for added support. Together with the added AdiWear technology, it ensures that runners are able to use the shoes even when they want to reach the highest speeds. They are a good solution for the runners who already own the Duramo 8 as a result.

Size And Fit

The shoes are available in sizes for both men and women. They fit well for most people. If you are one of the runners with narrow feet, you might want to look at going half a size down for the ultimate fit without the fear of slipping inside the shoes.

Expert Reviews

72.5 / 2 ratings

August, 05.2018 71 / 100 by: Andrew Hunter

The shoes look apart from the start. They come with the 3 stripes design which is instantly recognizable but most importantly, they have a good fit. There is plenty of cushioning and padding for proper comfort, although a bit more room in the forefoot would have made an impact as well. The soft materials of the insole also feel great on the feet. There is no irritation on the skin even after running for an hour which makes them a good choice for the dedicated runners or those who like to run longer a few times per week.

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July, 03.2018 74 / 100 by: Jack Webb

Built for the neutral runner, the shoes come with breathable mesh materials. They are recommended for the hot summer days, although the mesh materials also work great when it comes to quick drying after running in the rain. The insole of the shoes feels very soft as well. It is why some runners might also feel the shoes are a great solution to consider when it comes to casual wear. The shoes might not be as flexible in the midfoot as expected as they come with thick foam support, but the extra comfort might be worth it if you plan to run for miles and miles.

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