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10 reasons to buy

  • The Adidas U_Path Run has racked up tons of positive reviews, almost scoring a perfect average rating.
  • Almost all customers have heralded this runner’s sleek yet understated styling, which looks easy on the eyes.
  • Its trendy vintage design, coupled with modern touches, perfectly matches both smart-casual and active wear, several reviewers have noted.  
  • Its budget-friendly price has shocked plenty of purchasers as they reckoned it to be more expensive based on its looks.
  • Impressed with its brilliant quality and durability, an overwhelming majority of users highly recommend getting a pair, or even pairs.
  • Comfort-wise, the U_Path Run has satisfied most testers, who’ve said it’s perfect for daily walks and workouts.
  • Many wearers are delighted with the shoe’s overall lightness, describing their experience as walking on air.
  • More than a handful of customers love the set of colorways available—in black, white, and grey—and some bought two or three pairs.
  • Some have declared this to be the best sneaker they’ve purchased from Adidas in a long while.
  • A few wearers like how quick and easy they can slip the shoe on and go.

3 reasons not to buy

  • It easily gets stained and marked and is difficult to clean, according to a few reviewers.
  • Quite a handful of wearers have felt the shoe to be narrow and tight around the toe.
  • The plastic piece near the heel hurt the feet of a few users.

Bottom line

Classified under Adidas Originals, the U_Path Run is a retro-ish shoe, brandished with a streamlined, futuristic look. Its spare-looking upper comprised of soft, breathable mesh, fastened by a ’70s-inspired D-ring lacing system. At the heel is a supportive bungee piece.

Nearly all users applauded the shoe’s solid construction, polished styling, and astounding comfort. Overall, the U_Path Run is a luxurious shoe that belies its affordable price tag.

Facts

Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Adidas Originals
Closure: Laces
Material: EVA, Mesh, Rubber Sole
Season: Spring, Summer
Features: Breathable
Price: $85
Colorways: Black, Blue, Green, Grey, Multi, Pink, Red, White
Size
Small True to size Large
Fit
Tight Loose
Toebox
Tight Roomy
Support
Neutral Stable
Flexibility
Stiff Flexible
Breathability
Warm Breathable
Cushioning
Firm Plush
Durability 8/10
Comfort 9/10
Traction 8/10
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Rankings

A top 8% best sneaker
A top rated Adidas sneaker
Top 1% most popular sneakers

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One of Adidas’s athletic-inspired lifestyle unisex sneakers, the U_Path Run comes in both men’s and women’s. The U_Path Run runs on a D-ring lacing system, which secures the feet with custom fitting. Its low-top construction lets the ankles practice a full range of mobility, making it great for any activity.

Living up to its name, this running-inspired silhouette is made for those people who are on the run around town. Hitting the gym, meeting up with friends at the pub or mall, having a fun, brisk walk at the park. That said, casual and sport outfits come to mind, such as jeans, shorts, dresses, leggings, joggers, sweatpants, which all go along well with the U_Path run.

Perhaps this model's most striking asset is its soft, stretchy, and lightweight mesh upper, which is constructed like a cleatie and comfortably fits like a sock. A lightly padded tongue and collar plus an Ortholite sockliner add some extra comfort. On the sidewalls, a synthetic Three Stripes logo run along, and the insole bears the Trefoil, exhibiting its Originals heritage.

In 2001, the Three Stripes established the Originals umbrella to honor their classics heritage, with the motto, “Once innovative, now classic, always authentic.” Under the Adidas Originals subbrand, the brand has introduced remakes, reinterpretations, redesigns of classic sneakers. Iconic silhouettes such as the Samba, Stan Smith, Superstar, and the Campus are among the famous Adidas Originals, and these classics now have lines of iterations.

Bearing that unmistakable Trefoil mark and homage to the brand’s classic running heritage, the Adidas U_Path Run is a proud showcase of the Originals.

  • Its woven heel tab is elastic, providing on-and-off ease.
  • An Ortholite sock liner also has anti-bacterial and anti-moisture properties, which keeps that feet healthy and clean.
  • Its uniquely structured tongue has a suede logo detail.

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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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