Adidas Duramo 8 is one of the lightest and comfortable shoes of Adidas, with breathable mesh upper and cloudfoam midsole.
I have bought Adidas Duramo 8 running shoes more than one year ago after hard researches on the Internet. After one year I see that, I made a good choice! It is so light and comfortable that, I wear it almost every weekend in the summer with great comfort. Comfortibility of Adidas Duramo 8 comes from its Cloadfoam midsole and lightweight (Less than 300 grams!, Size 10). Cloadfoam midsole absorbs shocks very well. Beside shock absorbs, even in daily walks, your feet get relaxed after hours. During my last trip, walked more than 15 Kilometer a day without any hassle. Deffinetly this is due to Cloudfoam midsole. Surely Adidas boost models absorb shocks much better, but Duramo 8 is fairly enough for daily walkings with great prices (Perfect price/performance ratio!)
Here, I must mention about Duramo 8’s breathable mesh upper.
Air Mesh upper is a standard (and must!) in a good walking/running shoes nowadays, Adidas Duramo 8 too. During hot (+40 °C) summer days breatablity of a good shoes are something vital. Exhalation of heat from shoes make your feet healty and comfortable. Upper mesh is so breatablity that I can feel very very small wind blow around! (Really!). I did not have a shoe like this before. Backside of this is that, if very little amount of water drops on to upper mesh, it gets in to the shoes. That might be annoying when you are washing your face in lavatory 🙂
Another small but important properties of Adidas Dumo 8 is its anti-static electrical structure. I’m sure that most of you “shocked” with static electricity when you touch metalic things or when you get off the car. Some shoes don’t allow static electric to ground and when you touch some thing conductive all static electric accumulated in your body quickly ground. I don’t know you, but I hate that shock! Fortunately due-to its rubber sole, Duramo 8 allows static electric to ground and prevents you from shocking! 🙂
Update: This year Adidas released new generation of Duramo 9. I did not tried it and have no idea about its usability. If you have chance to try both Duramo 8 and 9 in a real store try it and leave a comment here 🙂
Also I should note that Duramo 8 is still available in many online stores, including Amazon.
Sizes of Adidas Duramo 8 is a bit smaller than regular shoes, like most Adidas shoes. I recommend you buy at least half size bigger.
Adidas Duramo 8 Specifications (From Adidas Site)
- Product Specifications from Adidas Runner type: neutral
- Air mesh upper for maximum breathability
- Seamless construction
- Midfoot TPU cage for support
- cloudfoam midsole for step-in comfort and superior cushioning; Enjoy the comfort and performance of OrthoLite® sockliner
- ADIWEAR™ outsole offers the ultimate in high-wear durability
Adidas Duramo 8 has a great price/performance ratio. Its Cloadfoam midsole and upper mesh makes these shoes great for long walkings. Sizes run small. If possible try it in a real strore, if not buy at least half size bigger.