“ Brand: Adidas / Type: Athletics / Running - Shoes / Gender: Ladies „
Adidas as I am sure most of you know have an excellent reputation in manufacturing high quality sports equipment and it was for this reason I decided to part with £45 and buy the Exerta 3 Running Shoe. I am quite a sporty person and it was important to me that I had a trainer that offered me good support as activities such as running as high impact and not having the right footwear can have a damaging affect on your feet and leg joints.
I bought these about 8 months ago and I think they have been a bit of a bargain. I use these trainers about 4 times a week at the gym and when out jogging and they are only now starting to look a bit worn. They aren't quite as springy as when I first purchased them and don't offer as good as support around the ankle. However, I think they will last me a good 12 months before I will replace them with a new pair.
Most running shoes these days are litered with jargon trademarks and patents claiming to do this and that. When I try on a trainer for the first time I want to feel that I am supported around the ankle and the arches of my feet. I have quite flat feet, so it is important to me that my foot is well supported. I also like there to be a nice cushion, springy feel to the trainer, which this trainer has.
This trainer is fitted with Adidas' adiPRENE technology, here are those jargons, which is meant to offer support to the heel and front of the foot, and I have found that these areas of my feet are well supported. There is the adiWEAR outsole which is meant to offer a durable rubber sole to the trainer and I can confirm that the soles of my trainers have lasted well and still have plenty of grip on them. There is also the air mesh lining which allows air to circulate round your foot for added comfort. Cutting through the jargon, this trainer lives up to the claims.
I have been very impressed the durable nature of this trainer and the support it continues to offer my feet. I believe the trainer is competitively priced and looks pretty good too. I would certainly consider investing in another pair of Adidas Running Shoes when I come to replacing these.
I brought a pair of Adidas Exerta 3's last year as I am a keen athlete. While wearing the trainer I found that the materials of the training brought fantastic breathability to the foot. This was supported by the comfort of the trainer. The trainer provides protection from harmful impact forces when running such as rocks on the side of the road. The trainer is very stylish and I find that the design has brought a more unique approach to adidas. The trainer is very lightweight and are great for both beginners and for those who take it the extra mile. Their are not many disadvantages with the adidas trainer. I would start by saying that the fastenings holding the laces came off within days, this was due to the weak bindings holding the laces from the top of the trainers when I was tightening the running shoe to add comfortability.
When the bottom fell off my last pair of Reebok running shoes I decided to go back to the tried and trusted brand of Adidas and picked up this pair for £50 from JJB sports. There is a small selection of trim colours that you can go for but I opted for the blue.
I tried on several different pairs that day but eventually opted for these are they are so much lighter than any other pair I have tried and have a wonderful sole that takes a lot of the shock out of running. These factors make the trainers very comfortable to wear and give you a 'walking on air' like feeling.
Fashion wise the trainers look great, I'm happy to wear them out running and in the days when they were still clean I would wear them with jeans. The sole is black and have an Adidas log at the front just in front of your toes. This sole is somewhat thicker than on my previous running shoes which probably explains the effective shock absorbtion. The grips do not look like they will be especially effective but in this case the looks are deceiving. The Reebok shoes had been rubbish on anything other than dry conditions, on the other hand these kep me nice and stable, giving me the confidence to go out running on days where I wouldn't have bothered with my last trainers. Those soles also meant that the impact on my knees was greatly reduced meaning that the very first time I wore them I could easily run further than I had done for a long time.
The main part of the shoe is white with the traditional Adidas 3 stripes down either side. Just for good measure there is another Adidas logo on the tongue and another at the back. This whole area is made out of a thin mesh that is wonderful at keeping your feet cool on hot days or long(ish) runs.
It's worth mentioning a couple of downsides. Firstly that white mesh that will quickly turn to grey/black with mud and dust when running outdoors and it is very difficult to clean it well enough to return it to anything like its original colour. Equally this mesh offers great ventilation but it also means it's ineffective at keeping the water out when running in the wet. Lastly, and I may be being picky here, the design of the sole includes a circular hole in the heel section. I think this is supposed to help with shock absorbtion but when you are running on country paths it is a magnet for large stones and you may find yourself stopping every few minutes to pull them out.
I bought these shoes a while ago as I started running again. I am quite fond of Adidas for sports equipment and especially their running shoes as I have had a previous excellent pair in the past. I went with them again and did not regret it! These shoes are excellent for running and walking and other sports. They are light, very comfortable and durable too.
I bought mine for about £45. The price differs but the RRP is around £50. You can buy them for £35 online depending on what size you are. The shoes come in an Adidas box, which is always useful to keep. I got white ones but you can buy different colour ones from what I have seen. They have a similar design to most their running shoes, which all look pretty much the same!
They are made of a very light material that has tiny gaps in it so your feet air. The classic Adidas stripes are up both sides of the trainer in the form of plastic strips. Mine are blue with a pattern along them. The laces are white and go well with the white and blue shoe body.
The base of the shoe is quite thick and this makes them very comfortable to wear. They seem to absorb a lot of shock upon impact, which makes them so great for running. It feels like you are running on air and you cannot compare them to usual trainers that you may run in! The base is built very well and through a lot of use, it hasn't started to break at all yet. The base is made of thick rubber, which is a bit soft too to absorb shock.
The base of the shoes has a cool design with great grip, which helps when things can get slippery. The front of the shoe has a little black piece of rubber that sits there with the Adidas logo on it. There is also a proper logo to the outer back of each shoe. The back of the shoes has a good height to keep your heel securely fastened in. The back is very soft too so your heels don't rub and pain as you run. Inside the shoes is a blue sole, which is soft too for extra comfort. My feet fit very well in these and they feel snug but not too tight.
Rain can make them quite wet if you're running in them but mine are surprisingly clean after all the use they have had. They haven't begun to break yet at all, which is a great sign of quality. The tongue is very soft too and has an Adidas logo at the top. The laces are of a good length but I like to do them up leaving either the loop or single laces long so I can tuck one into the side of the shoe on each side. I prefer this as then you don't have laces flying about whilst running!
These are excellent running shoes and don't cost too much. They are reliable, quality and very comfortable. I'd certainly recommend them, if not one from the Adidas range. I'd say these shoes are actually unisex - especially the blue and white ones I have. You can buy yellow and red ones too, although the 'red' ones have a tinge of purple/pink in there so may be the more feminine option!
Thanks for reading!