Adidas Lite Racer Adapt Review

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The Adidas Lite Racer Adapt distinguishes itself from the rest of the pack by being lightweight, comfortable (owing to the cloudfoam insoles), and, interestingly, running large instead of running small like most consumer products (especially clothing). Check out our list of best running shoes to find the perfect pair for you! If you know someone that loves workout gear, head over to our 2XU compression arm sleeve review for the perfect gift.

Why We Like It – Adidas Lite Racer Adapt

The Adidas Lite Racer Adapt is a shoe that will get you where you need to go, literally, and will get you there in style and comfort. The shoes are truly unique and offer much in the way of design and value, but not so much in the way of performance. This isn’t a bad thing, just be aware the shoe wasn’t designed to be taken out for a run every time the opportunity presents itself.

Pros
  • Fantastic for everyday use
  • Cloudfoam insoles for extreme comfort
  • Free Shipping
Cons
  • Horrible for running and sports
  • Sizes run a little large
  • Lacks any truly unique colours

Performance

The Adidas Lite Racer Adapt are a great pair of everyday shoes if you’re going walking or doing other everyday activities. However, they are not so good if you’re running or playing any kind of sport at even a somewhat high level. The shoes lack any sort of grip on the soles so it will be hard to keep your balance. The fact that they are flexible in the midsole also means your foot won’t have any support when running and you’ll start to feel pain when your foot starts pounding the pavement. If you need a pair of shoes for running, check out the ASICS GEL-Venture 5.

Design

The Adidas Lite Racer Adapt Shoes are lightweight and very comfortable thanks to the cloudfoam insoles. Almost like you’re not wearing shoes at all. And this isn’t just us saying it. Many customer reviews also praise the lightweight and comfortable disposition of the shoe. The Nike Revolution 3 is the lightest of lightweight shoes if weight matters most to you. The Adidas shoes do run a little bit on the roomy side though, which can be a breath of fresh air considering most things run small, but it can still be annoying. Going about half a size down from your normal size should fix this problem, though.

Value

The Adidas shoes come in a variety of colours. Just looking on the website you’ll find the stripes Adidas is known for can come in red or white on the shoe or in more neutral colours like black and grey. The actual shoe itself, however, only comes in black, grey, and a dark blue. Although stylish, the KUBUA Running Shoes are the most stylish runners on the market right now so check those out if you’re planning to wear your shoes for something other than running. Select size on the Adidas site ranges from 7.5-14 and Adidas offers free shipping on orders over $49.00 which, let’s face it, is one pair of shoes without even trying.

Adidas Lite Racer Adapt Wrap Up

We hope you found this review helpful in deciding whether or not the Adidas Lite Racer Adapt is the right shoe for you and your purpose. If it’s for anything other than running or sports, go for it. It’s a stylish and vibrant shoe that’s sure to make an impact. If you do need a shoe for running, try finding one with grip on the soles and support at the midsole.

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Michael Iaboni

Michael Iaboni is a Canadian Freelance Writer and Editor. He graduated from York University with a Degree in English and Creative Writing and then attended Queen's University where he obtained a Professional Editing Standards Certificate. He is a member of Editor's Canada and, in his spare time, enjoys reading, writing, soccer, and gaming.

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