THEY SAY: “Light, durable and made to keep your feet fresh when you run. These adidas CC Ride running shoes have a lightweight mesh upper, allover CLIMACOOL® ventilation, adiPRENE®+ in the forefoot for more efficient propulsion and adiPRENE® under the heel for cushioning.” – Adidas
WE SAY: Resembling a cross between a racing flat and a training shoe, the adidas Clima Cool Ride is another offering from Adidas that’s lightweight (about 233g) and responsive, with the option of taking it for longer distances.
Fit/Comfort: 9/10 — The CC Ride offers a fairly snug fit, and the lacing system is extremely secure. Made with the brand’s patented Climacool fabric, the shoe’s upper is also extremely breathable. In fact, it’s one of the most breathable shoes we’ve tried.
Cushioning: 6/10 — Suits the neutral footed runner, but cushioning could be improved.
Stability: 4/10 — Suits runners who don’t overpronate because it is not built to provide exceptional stability. What we like about it, however, is the zigzag design of the sole, which gives it added flexibility.
Design/Aesthetics: 8/10 — Offered in a variety of colours, including bright red, the CC Ride goes well with any sporty, casual get-up. The interesting side profile design should turn a few heads both on and off the track.
Recommended Retail Price: $189
Availability: Available at Adidas outlets.