Adidas Climacool Cardrona - Trail Runners: Review

Nov 1, 2010
Outside Magazine
Adidas Climacool Cardrona

   Photo: Mark Wiens

So hot you're tempted to run in sandals? Give your feet the air—and support—they need with the Cardrona. Thin, open-weave mesh means your dogs can feel every cool mountain breeze that blows their way, and vents in the midsole actually let air circulate beneath your feet. The design works for water, too: A perforated footbed helps the shoe drain like a gutter after stream crossings. Of course, you might still use sandals if these things couldn't run. But stiff underfoot protection and a molded-EVA cushion make these solid performers.

Bonus: The footbed lining is treated with an antimicrobial.

Bummer: What's good for water is bad for sand and sticks—the Cardronas fill up with grit in the desert, and there's little protection against trail debris. 13 oz;

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