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TOP 13 Best Adidas Running Shoes for Women in 2020 Reviewed

Up for a new pair of running shoes?

Adidas’s running shoe range is worth serious consideration.

Their shoes are known for being super comfortable and are built with leading-edge technology so you won’t have to worry about being behind the pack.

This list is a roundup of 13 of the best Adidas running shoes for women in 2020.

Scroll on for an intro to each shoe and little more about what you should know about Adidas’ shoes.

TOP 13 Best Adidas Running Shoes for Women 2020

Adidas Ultraboost 20

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Review: The latest and greatest Ultraboost 20 is a highly rated neutral road running shoe that is well suited to long distances.

It’s considered to be the most comfortable of Adidas’s offerings and easily goes the distance. But while long distances are where it shines, the high performing Boost midsole will see you comfortably over shorter tempo runs as well.

The Boost midsole in conjunction with the Primeknit upper results in a well-cushioned, highly responsive, snug-fitting and stable shoe.

Pros

  • Super comfortable.
  • Good for high arches.
  • Continental rubber outsole is really durable.
  • Well-cushioned with Boost midsole.
  • Primeknit upper is breathable.

Cons

  • May need to size up half a size.

Takeaway

Easily the best Adidas women’s running shoes all round and likely the only pair you’ll want to wear.

Adidas Ultraboost St

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Review: Possibly the best stability option in Adidas’ range, the Ultraboost St is the stability version of the popular Ultraboost, above.

It’s got all the same great features with added stability tech in the midsole in the form of dual-density Boost foam and Torsion System.

Its 8mm drop is designed for midfoot striking but you could probably get away with heel striking due to the fantastic cushioning that Boost foam offers.

Pros

  • Primeknit upper provides a snug fit and comfortable support.
  • 100% Boost midsole.
  • Torsion system results in smooth roll through.
  • Continental rubber outsole provides great traction.

Cons

  • May feel a little heavy.

Takeaway

A super comfortable and fail safe option for overpronators, the best Adidas women’s running shoes for overpronation.

Adidas Ultraboost X

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Review: The Ultraboost X is a supportive race shoe that is specifically made for women, with a 10mm drop and tongue-less upper.

The arch support provides subtle stability without being aggressive and the sleek, lightweight design feels light and fast but with plush cushioning.

The slip-on design is a unique feature with a Primeknit sock-like fit that hugs the midfoot and provides extra support.

Pros

  • Women’s specific design.
  • Boost cushioning and Torsion system.
  • Primeknit upper in slip-on design.
  • Dynamic arch design uses the upper to provide arch support.

Cons

  • Sizing runs small and a little narrow.

Takeaway

A super popular choice for women looking for a lightweight and fast shoe that feels like your feet are wrapped in clouds.

Adidas Solar Boost 19

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Review: Another top-rated neutral road running shoe that is sturdy and cushioned enough for long distances, the Solarboost 19 has a 10mm drop and is well suited to heel strikers.

It’s packed with technology that results in a really smooth ride that maintains excellent energy return across all distances. It’s well suited to marathons but will also perform well on shorter tempo runs.

Pros

  • Air mesh upper is really breathable.
  • Boost and Energy Rail midsole is well cushioned and responsive.
  • Continental rubber outsole.

Cons

  • Not quite responsive enough for short, fast runs.

Takeaway

Providing a slightly firmer but more stable ride than the Ultraboost, the Solarboost is another easy recommendation for the best Adidas running shoes for women of 2020.

Adidas Solar Boost St 19

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Review: This is the stability version of the Solarboost, above. It utilizes Energy Rails in conjunction with dual-density Boost foam that places firmer foam under the arch to increase stability and protect against overpronation.

The mesh upper also has addition structure sewn in the form of Tailored Fiber Replacement which adds reinforcement without the weight of traditional overlays.

Pros

  • Air mesh upper is really breathable.
  • Boost and Energy Rail midsole is well cushioned and responsive.
  • Continental rubber outsole.

Cons

  • May not have enough structure for severe overpronators.

Takeaway

This a comfortable and well cushioned stability shoe for mild to moderate overpronators.

Adidas Solar Glide St 19

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Review: Another moderate stability shoe with a 10mm drop, the Solar Glide St 19 is very durable with plush cushioning. It’s an excellent value for money option with slightly less aggressive stability features than traditional stability shoes.

It has a seamless mesh upper with printed overlays as opposed to the Taylored Fiber Replacement of the Solarboost St.

Pros

  • Wide sizing available.
  • Dual-density Boost cushioning and Solar Propulsion Rail.
  • Continental carbon rubber outsole.
  • Guide rails for stability.

Cons

  • Hot and not as breathable as it could be.

Takeaway

These comfortably cushioned shoes could be the best Adidas women’s running shoes for flat feet.

Adidas Adizero Boston 8

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Review: The Adizero Boston 8 is a lightweight option but still just as versatile in its handling of both short and long distances.

It has a slightly firmer feel to the cushioning which is what lends it to being a highly responsive shoe, so it might not suit everyone for long distances, particularly if you prefer more plush cushioning. But it’s still an excellent choice for shorter, up-tempo runs.

Pros

  • Extremely lightweight.
  • Boost midsole retains responsiveness over long distances.
  • Continental rubber outsole.
  • Versatile option for shorter, faster runs.

Cons

  • None.

Takeaway

One of the most versatile Adidas running shoes, the Adizero Boston 8 will perform for races, tempo runs and marathons.

Adidas Adizero Adios 4

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Review: A lightweight road running shoe that is also a great fit for treadmill running, the Adizero Adios 4 is well cushioned, breathable and nicely flexible.

Its 10mm drop makes it another good choice for heel strikers, and its highly responsive build makes it the faster option compared to the Boston, though it will feel a little firmer.

Pros

  • Slightly minimalist style but still highly comfortable.
  • Good durability for a minimalist shoe.
  • Very lightweight and fast.

Cons

  • Tight toebox.

Takeaway

A popular choice for marathon racing, the Adizero Adios is lightweight and fast.

Adidas Adizero Tempo 9

Review: Offering a mild stability option for people who a need a little more than a neutral shoe will offer but don’t want the whole hog, the Adizero Tempo 9 is a top-rated lightweight tempo shoe.

It provides more cushioning than your standard racing shoe but remains sleek and fast-feeling.

Pros

  • Dual density Boost midsole.
  • Lightweight.
  • Torsion system for a smooth transition.
  • 10mm drop.

Cons

  • Not suitable for long distances or serious overpronators.
  • Not suitable for surfaces other than track, pavement or road.

Takeaway

One of the few lightweight stability shoes on the market that hits the mark.

Adidas Terrex Agravic Trail

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Review: The Terrex Agravic is a neutral trail running shoe with a 7mm drop and formidable ruggedness.

It’s lightweight for a trail shoe and retains the responsiveness of Adidas’s Boost cushioning but with a little extra firmness and stability due to layer of EVA foam which helps on technical trails.

Pros

  • Continental outsole provides excellent traction.
  • Good durability.
  • Combination EVA – Boost midsole.
  • Lightweight for a trail shoe.

Cons

  • None.

Takeaway

These are a super comfortable pair of relatively lightweight trail shoes with excellent performance over technical terrain.

Adidas Pureboost Go

Review: A more affordable and highly breathable alternative to the Ultraboost, the Pureboost Go is a neutral road runner with an 8mm drop.

It’s an ideal choice for urban road running and a versatile, comfortable option for everyday training.

Pros

  • Super breathable knit upper.
  • Available in narrow widths.
  • Very comfortable.

Cons

  • A touch heavy compared to other Adidas shoes.
  • Not quite enough heel cushion for heel strikers.

Takeaway

A versatile go-to-shoe for everyday city running that is a more affordable alternative to the Ultraboost.

Adidas Aerobounce 2

Review: The Aerobounce 2 is a neutral daily runner that uses Adidas’s Bounce cushioning instead of their highly lauded Boost foam, but, this makes it more affordable.

It’s designed to be highly responsive with a springy feeling and a stable platform. It makes for a good daily training shoe providing a nice amount of support for mild overpronation.

Pros

  • Bounce midsole cushioning.
  • Blown rubber outsole provides additional shock absorption.
  • Affordable.
  • Good stability.

Cons

  • Sizing runs a little small.

Takeaway

A slightly more affordable daily trainer with good stability and cushioning that would be a great option for entry level runners.

Adidas Alphabounce Beyond

Review: An affordable, low to mid-range running shoe that is a high performer for its price point but lacks a little in stability.

If you’re a solid neutral runner with no pronation issues then this could be a good entry-level or low mileage option that would double nicely as a day to day lifestyle shoe.

Pros

Cons

  • Not as stable as higher end neutral shoes.

Takeaway

Another affordable option for entry level runners with strong, neutral feet.

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Adidas Running Shoes

Adidas has been around for a while. Since the 1920s in fact! Founded by Adolf Dassler, it began exclusively as a sports shoe company but later expanded to include more sportswear.

In terms of running shoe brands, Adidas is probably most similar to rival company Nike in terms of style and technology.

Other running shoe brands like Asics, New Balance, Mizuno and Brooks tend to stay true to the more traditional look of running shoes, with more traditional stability features and a wider range of shoes with a more substantial feel and motion control.

But, there’s really no right or wrong. The industry is definitely moving towards lightweight while maintaining as much cushioning as possible, and all brands are doing this in their own way.

Adidas’s website specs for each shoe list the technology used, such as the midsole material and style of upper.

It lists the drop and weight, but aside from this, there isn’t always much else in the way of tangible specs that would be useful for someone wanting to know what kind of stability the shoe offers and what kind of arch it would be suited to.

But, Adidas does have some great stability options, along with a variety of shoes that are well suited for longer distances, shorter tempo runs and racing.

There is something for everyone in the Adidas range and hopefully, the list above reflects that.

As far as fit, Adidas shoes tend to fit a little small so many people size up half a size for comfort. Wide sizing is available on some models but not all.

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Stability Options

As I said above, Adidas does have some great stability shoes. But they tend to be better suited to mild to moderate pronators.

If you’re a severe overpronator or have flat feet, you might be better off looking at a wider range of stability options or motion control running shoes like the ones found on this list. Flat feet, in particular, have some more specific requirements that can be harder to cater for.

For example, they need stability against overpronation, while not having a protruding arch in the footbed which will just dig uncomfortably into the flat foot.

They also need to be wide fitting and have as much cushioning as possible as the natural shock absorption usually provided by the arch isn’t there.

If this is you, have a read of our guide to the best running shoes for flat feet.

Female Specific

Did you know that are actually more female runners in the world than men?

In the U.S. 58% of runners are female!

In 2013, there were significantly more women completing running races than men, and that’s a trend that’s continuing.

So, it stands to reason that running shoe brands are finally standing to attention to giving women’s shoes their dues.

For a while, women’s running shoes were literally just smaller and manufactured in colors associated with femininity, otherwise known as ‘shrinking and pinking’. Nowadays, more and more female-specific shoes are hitting the shelves. And luckily, Adidas is onboard with that.

The Pureboost X released in 2016 was the first Adidas women’s specific shoe. The Ultraboost X on this list is also a female-specific shoe.

At this stage, it’s not clear whether all Adidas shoes include female-specific features, but some of them do and that’s a great start!

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Understanding Adidas Shoes

Like all running shoe brands, Adidas has names for its various technological features.

These are the ones you need to know and these are what your hard-earned dollars are paying for!

Boost

Adidas is most known for its industry-changing Boost midsole foam. At the time that Boost was formulated, EVA foam was the standard midsole material (and many shoes actually still use it).

But there were limitations to EVA. It was soft, but not as plush as it could be. It had a little responsiveness, but not much. And, it tended to compress over time, so the benefits of the cushioning would be wearing thin, literally, by the end of the run.

Adidas was the first brand to step completely away from EVA and try something new.

Boost foam is made of tiny bubbles of air-filled thermoplastic polyurethane.

It was the first midsole foam created to succeed at providing both superior cushioning and responsiveness with minimal compression over time.

Its arrival prompted the rest of the running shoe world to experiment further with new technologies which have arguably revolutionized the possibilities for modern running shoes.

Torsion System

Another component of Adidas shoes is the Torsion System. It’s been around for more than 30 years and is a classic example of ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!’.

It provides a little stability and arch support along with protection against torsional movements (think: twisting), while not interfering with the natural roll through.

It also means that even if you’re wearing a neutral shoe, you’ll still get a little more support some strictly neutral shoes.

Primeknit

Primeknit is Adidas’s answer to Nike’s Flyknit. It’s an engineered mesh that results in a snug, sock-like fit that is supposed mold to the shape of your foot.

It results in a more dynamic, customized fit that provides a little stability and lowers the risk of blisters and general discomfort.

People with narrow or low volume feet will love the feel of Primeknit while those with wider or larger volume feet may or may not love how snug things get.

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Summary

Overall, Adidas is known for leading the way in both new technology and style.

And it shows.

The performance and comfort level of their shoes is top-notch. But, it comes at a price.

Adidas running shoes are some of the most expensive on the market, and I’m never quite sure how justified some extremely high prices are.

I guess at the end of the day it comes down to how much you appreciate certain aspects of a certain shoe and what you’re willing to pay for it. But I certainly won’t be blaming anyone for waiting for the next sale!

If you’re interested in an overall round-up of the best running shoes for women, be sure to have a read of our article. Or if workout shoes are more what you need right now, we have a guide for that too right here.

Oh, and if you’re wondering what the correct pronunciation of Adidas is, ask a German.

That brings us to the end of the best Adidas running shoes for women of 2020.

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