Adidas Run Lux Clima Review

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Looking for a pair of running shoes, that can tackle workouts and double as everyday shoes for an affordable price tag? The Adidas Run Lux Clima might just be the shoe for you. Featuring a lightweight construction, decent support, and excellent breathability, it will make workouts in the gym feel like a stroll in the park. Not to mention how many heads it will turn with its stylish and modern silhouette.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Lightweight and flexible construction
  • Mesh and synthetic upper
  • BOUNCE midsole
  • ADIWEAR outsole
  • Modern silhouette
Cons
  • Narrow fit
  • Runs big
Outsole

Outsole

Adidas utilized the same rubber material, that they used for their Adidas Duramo 9, called ADIWEAR. This type of rubber is characterized as highly durable and abrasion-resistant, and thanks to its unique tread pattern, it provides a good amount of traction on many different surfaces, dry or wet. However, its best use is on flat surfaces, such as roads, pavement or treadmills, according to reviewers.

The whole construction, including the outsole, is incredibly lightweight, which makes these running shoes very comfortable to wear, as they will not weigh your feet down or cause pain and fatigue. Most reviewers wore their Adidas Run Lux Clima to the gym, or jogging, as they are well cushioned, lightweight and have a good grip on the ground. Some, on the other hand, like to use theirs for a variety of activities, from working out, to running errands or just walking around town. Regardless of what they are used for, customers were very satisfied with the traction and durability, that these running shoes have to offer.
Midsole

Midsole

The midsole of the Adidas Run Lux Clima features BOUNCE cushioning, a lightweight foam material, that provides a bouncy and flexible ride for the wearer, and has been designed to follow the contours of women’s feet. It lightly supports the underfoot and has excellent shock-absorption.

This shock-absorption was specifically designed to absorb and transform the impact of each footfall, and turn it into energy, that the wearer can use to propel themselves forward with ease. This makes for a faster, more energized and productive workout, as the wearer will not be fatigued easily. The design of the midsole also helps get a smooth heel-to-toe transition and effortless toe-offs. Adidas included a thin foam insole in the Run Lux Clima, which provides additional cushioning and support, as well as improves the overall comfortability of this running shoe.
Upper

Upper

The upper of the Adidas Run Lux Clima is truly one of a kind, as it has a very innovative design. Namely, the upper is called the Ventilated Clima, and as the name suggests, it is highly breathable. It is made of a combination of a lightweight and breathable mesh material and synthetic overlays, which are placed in the midfoot area, for a secure lockdown of the feet inside the foot chamber. The upper also features two cut-outs on either side, which further enhance the shoe’s ventilation, and help keep the feet dry and cool in those warmer months. The fit of these running shoes is very much sock-like, and they are frequently referred to as “second skin”.

Once tied with its lace-up closure, the wearer is able to make the shoe conform to their foot shape, creating that sock-like fit. Adidas also made sure to leave a good amount of space in the toe box for a natural toe splay. The collar hugs the ankles perfectly, keeping them stable and secure. The heel features some padding, which helps keep the feet stable and secure inside the shoe. The tongue is also moderately padded and has a suede pull tab, making it easier to adjust how the tongue sits on the top of the feet, thus creating a more comfortable fit.

Inside the foot chamber, Adidas included a soft and breathable fabric lining, that helps keep the feet dry and fresh, for a healthy in-shoe environment. In fact, many reviewers choose to wear their Run Lux Clima without any socks, as the lining does not cause any chafing or blisters, and they do not have to worry about unpleasant odors or moisture build up either.
Breathability

Breathability

The Adidas Run Lux Clima is a highly breathable running shoe, specifically designed to tackle warm climate. It’s upper is made of lightweight mesh, that is super breathable in itself, and sports a pair of cut-outs on each shoe, for maximum air flow in and out of the foot chamber, that keeps the feet nice and dry. Furthermore, the lining is made of a soft, breathable fabric, that helps wick away any moisture and keeps the feet fresh and cool throughout use. The fabric lining is so soft and pleasant against the skin, that many customers wear their Run Lux Climas without any socks, as it does not rub the skin or creates hotspots. As mentioned above, this running shoe is best used in the warmer months or in warm climate, due to its open nature, however, it can be worn with some socks, for colder days. It is perfect for jogging in the park or working out in a gym, as your feet will stay dry and fresh even after a tough workout.
Comfort

Comfort

The Run Lux Clima running shoe is regarded by reviewers as one of the most comfortable shoes they have ever worn, which is not surprising, considering how much thought Adidas put into the design of this specific shoe. It has a very lightweight construction with its rubber outsole, BOUNCE midsole and mesh upper, that will not cause fatigue or sore feet, even after wearing it for longer periods of time. The midsole has excellent shock-absorption, that absorbs the impact of each footfall and transforms it into energy, that the wearer can use to propel themselves forward with ease, as well as for faster performance. Combined with a thin foam insole, it also provides a good amount of cushioning and support to the wearer.

The upper, which is made of a lightweight and very breathable mesh material, slips onto the feet like a sock, creating that “second skin” fit, that reviewers love so much. For even more ventilation, Adidas added a pair of cut-outs to each shoe, and a soft fabric lining, that helps wick away the excess moisture and keep the feet dry and fresh, for a healthy in-shoe environment.

Additionally, the Run Lux Clima is very flexible, allowing the wearer to move with ease and without any restrictions, enhancing the overall comfort levels of this running shoe. Many people who struggled with painful feet for many years, found that the Run Lux Clima soothed their aches and provided great comfort. One reviewer, specifically, wears their Run Lux Climas to work as well, where she needs to stand for 10 hours a day, and reported no foot pain or discomfort while wearing them.
Fit

Fit

The Adidas Run Lux Clima comes in a variety of sizes lengthwise, however, it is only available in B- or medium width, which made people with wide feet somewhat dissatisfied. On the other hand, the toe box of this running shoe is quite spacious, allowing the toes to sit comfortably in the shoe, and have ample wiggle room, which is very important in athletic shoes. The Run Lux Clima runs big, so it is advised to buy at least half or a full size down from your regular size, to avoid heel slippage. However, if the shoe is a tad bigger on you, you can easily fix that by pulling the laces tighter, as well as using the additional loops, that Adidas added to the lacing system.
Flexibility

Flexibility

The Run Lux Clima was designed to follow the curves of women’s feet in a very natural way, making them very easy to move in, as they move with the feet. Everything from the rubber outsole and BOUNCE midsole, to the mesh upper was specifically designed to follow the natural movement and bending of the feet, making them excellent for workouts, jogging or walks around town. Many reviewers referred to the Run Lux Clima as “second skin” or walking barefoot, since it does not restrict the feet one bit and delivers a very effortless and natural stride.
Style

Style

The Adidas Run Lux Clima has a very unique and interesting design, to say the least. It sports a modern silhouette and features a pair of cut-outs on either shoe, adding to its futuristic aesthetic. This running shoe is available in very attractive color schemes, and also comes in some basic colors, like black and beige. They look very stylish with a lot of different outfits, from casual, such as leggings or jeans and a T-shirt, to dressier, like dresses and skirts. One could even pair it with a blazer and some trousers for a business-casual look, and they would still look great. Versatility is really one of the best features of these running shoes, since they can double as everyday shoes as well, making the possibilities endless.
Support

Support

Although, quite the minimalist shoe, the Run Lux Clima still has a good amount of support to offer to its wearers, from its lightweight, yet flexible outsole, that provides excellent traction on both dry and wet surfaces, to its shock-absorbing and cushioning BOUNCE midsole and sock-like upper. The outsole grips firmly to the round, keeping the wearer steady in their footing and eliminating the risk of slipping-induced injuries. The midsole not only absorbs the impact of each footfall but transforms it into energy, that delivers a bouncy and energized stride.

While the insole is relatively thin, it provides a decent amount of support for the underfoot and is great for people with high arches, as well as flat feet. It can even help with overpronation issues and arthritis. The upper features synthetic overlays in the midfoot area, for added support and foot lockdown. It also has a standard lace-up closure, with some extra loops, for a customized, snug fit. The tongue is lightly padded, while the collar sits nicely around the ankles, locking them into place. According to reviewers, the Run Lux Clima performs equally well in the gym and everyday life.
Weight

Weight

There is nothing worse than trying to work out in heavy shoes and getting tired and sore by the end of it. Luckily, Adidas has you covered with its Run Lux Clima, a very lightweight running shoe, weighing only 10 ounces. This is all thanks to the materials used to make this shoe. Everything from its ADIWEAR outsole and BOUNCE midsole, to its mesh upper and thin insole contribute to the overall light weight of this running shoe. This makes the Run Lux Clima extremely comfortable to wear during intense workouts and even for longer periods of time, since it will not weigh the wearer down or cause pain or fatigue.
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The Adidas Run Lux Clima is a lightweight, minimalistic running shoe, with a good amount of support and cushioning. It features some of Adidas' groundbreaking technology, such as the ADIWEAR outsole, which is flexible and very abrasion-resistant, and the BOUNCE midsole, that absorbs the shock of impact and turns it into energy, for a bouncy and light stride. The Run Lux Clima sports a very futuristic aesthetic, and fits like a sock, creating a "second skin" feel for the wearer.

The Upper is made of a combination of mesh and synthetic overlays, for a breathable, yet structured and supported fit. It also comes with a pair of cut-outs on each shoe, that enhance the breathability of this running shoe, as well as add to the overall modern look. This is a very versatile running shoe, with great traction and support, not to mention the affordable price tag. It does fit on the narrow side, so it might not be the best choice for people with wide feet. It is also advised to purchase at least half a size smaller than your regular size, as it runs bigger.