Adidas Duramo Cross X GTX Review


This is the first pair of Adidas shoes that I have reviewed. Similar to the Nikes, they were pretty much what I expected.


These shoes were very snug in the forefoot. Not only was there pressure on the sides, there was also pressure on the top of my foot.


These had a big sole but it was very basic. Not only that, I felt it provided very mediocre traction. In general, the shoe felt a little clunky. It reminded me of the Skechers Go Run Ultra.


These have a 10mm drop and the size 10 weighed in at 12.2 ounces on my scale.


The shoes have GoreTex, which is always a nice feature, but it felt different than the GoreTex on my Salomons/Inov-8s. I can’t really explain that and I didn’t have the opportunity to take them out in the rain. I’m assuming they’re waterproof but I’ll let you be the judge of that.


Finally, Adidas tried for a no-tie lacing system… and failed. I really like the no-tie system that HOKA developed and I’m a big fan of the Salomon system – however, Adidas came up short. This is definitely something to improve on with subsequent models.


– waterproof

– very snug forefoot
– awkward fit
– mediocre traction
– expensive

These are available for $125 at Zappos.

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2 Responses to Adidas Duramo Cross X GTX Review

  1. Hollie says:

    Adidas seem to run really small. Do you try these shoes a few times and then stop using them?

    You should try the Adidas Energy Boost. That is a really nice/bouncy shoe.

  2. The Adidas Duramo is a great entry-level, mid-distance shoe for neutral-footed runners

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