KUBUA Running Shoes Review

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The KUBUA Trail Fashion Sneakers offer good traction while running on trails or just on the road and look good to boot. They don’t have the greatest arch support though, but to be fair, most fashionable shoes don’t. Check out our list of best running shoes to see how the KUBUA’s stack up and to decide which shoe could be right for you!

Why We Like It – KUBUA Running Shoes

The KUBUA Mens Running Shoes offer a wide variety of possibilities when you wear them. Like to go to the gym? Wear them as indoor fitness sneakers. Like to play tennis or sports in general? It’s got you covered as tennis sneakers. Want to be fashionable? Don’t worry, KUBUA has you covered.

Pros
  • Fashionable Design
  • Works as Workout or Fashion Sneakers
  • Good Traction
Cons
  • Lacks Colour Variety
  • Not Great for Wide Feet
  • Not the Greatest Arch Support

Performance

The KUBUA Outdoor Shoes are an extremely light weight pair of casual walking shoes that won’t weigh you down while you’re running, walking, out on the town, or whatever the case may be. The Nike Revolution 3 are an even lighter weight, so consider those if you’re looking for the lightest shoe possible. The shoes also contain a very breathable mesh fabric. So when you do decide to run, or if you’re just walking on a very hot day, your feet will stay cool.

Design

The KUBUA Shoes can work as an outdoor shoe or as fashion sneakers. This duality, and the ability to appeal to those looking to get fit and those looking to be fashionable, is what makes them great shoes. If you want mens trail running shoes or walking athletic shoes specifically and don’t care about design, consider the ASICS Gel-Venture 5. The shoe fit also has some give and take which is always a plus. If you go a size and a half up you down your normal size there shouldn’t be too much of an issue. It’s nice not having to fret about not picking up the right size.

Value

The KUBUA Running Shoes retail on Amazon for $37.00 in the United States which is an absolute bargain of a price for casual sports or athletic fitness sneakers. The only other trail shoes that can compete with this price would be the Saucony Cohesion 11. The shoes come in a wide variety of colours if you do decide to order from Amazon, which is nice, but a lot of the available colours seem to be just slightly different shades of a base colour (say red or black), which is a little annoying.

KUBUA Running Shoes Wrap Up

The KUBUA Running Shoes could have been some of the greatest pairs of running shoes on the market today if they hadn’t tried to make them so fashionable as well. Fashionable shoes have never had the greatest arch support and the KUBUA’s have fallen to this curse. However, the fact that they built a running shoe with only this issue that still works great for running and remains fashionable is to be commended as an achievement nonetheless.

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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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