Adidas Solar Glide 6 review

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As editorial policy, we do not accept free samples. We purchased this pair at Running Warehouse with our own money.
Review written on 11th May by Jennifer Wilkins Running has been a part of Jen's life for as long as she can remember.
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Adidas Solar Glide 6 Verdict

The Adidas Solar Glide 6 is a great everyday trainer for those mid-week miles ranging from 3-10 miles. It's a versatile shoe that can also be used on the treadmill or even just for lifting weights at the gym.

The pros

  • Secure heal that doesn't slip
  • Comfort
  • Price point
  • Very cushioned
  • Decent traction on the road

The cons

  • Very narrow
  • Bulky
  • Not built for performance

Rating breakdown

Build quality
Sole unit
Value / Price

Facts / Specs

Solar Glide 6
Previous model
12.1 oz (343 g)

36.5 mm.
26.5 mm.
Heel drop
10 mm.
Carbon plate
No plate


True to size
Heel fit
Midfoot fit
Toebox fit

Cushioning & ride

Type of cushioning
Amount of cushioning
Highly cushioned
Not particularly stable


Daily training  
Long distance racing
Ultra distance racing

Who should buy the Adidas Solar Glide 6 ?

This shoe is made for easy running miles because it’s comfortable and provides a lot of cushioning, therefore making your landing very soft. Traction is reliable even on a rainy day. It would definitely be a good option to have on your “shoe rotation”.

Who should not buy the Adidas Solar Glide 6 ?

This shoe is not built for performance. If you’re planning on doing speedwork or hitting the track, this will not be the right shoe for you. If you overpronate this is not a great choice shoe as it has very limited stability.

Adidas Solar Glide 6 Introduction

The Solar Glide 6 is a neutral daily trainer built for easy miles. It definitely ranks up there for being a highly cushioned shoe with light / limited stability. I would compare this to the Asics Cumulus.

Adidas Solar Glide 6 First Impressions

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I immediately felt like this shoe was pretty bulky. I was fully expecting this shoe to feel heavy when I was running in it, and I was pleasantly surprised it wasn’t as bad as my initial impressions.

Adidas Solar Glide 6 Upper

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Upper contains a minimum of 50% recycled content. The adidas LEP 2.0 guides each foot strike to propel you forward. It has a 10mm midsole drop.

It will protect you from light rain and it’s also very breathable. It will also keep you warm during colder temps as it’s properly insulated.

Adidas Solar Glide 6 Sole Unit

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The Continental™ Rubber outsole gives you solid traction in wet and dry conditions.

The shoe itself felt like it took some time to break in. It didn’t immediately feel as comfortable as some of the other daily trainers that I am used too.

After about 20 miles I did learn to love this shoe a lot more. So don’t expect to jump into this shoe and immediately love it.

I also realized this shoe does really well on the treadmill! About half of my miles reviewing this shoe were on the treadmill while the other half were on the road.

Adidas Solar Glide 6 Conclusions

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The overall fit is pretty good! I will absolutely be keeping this shoe in rotation, and I particularly favor it for treadmill use and walking.

Fortunately, I have narrow feet, so this fit was ideal for me. The arch support was also decent for individuals that have higher aches. I use a custom orthotic that I was easily able to insert without making the shoe any less comfortable.

I would not recommend this shoe for an individual who has wider feet. It could potentially cause blisters or even make your feet fall asleep. Luckily, I did not encounter any of those issues.

The shoe is very aesthetically pleasing to look at. The colors are very bright and vibrant and fun to coordinate with my other running apparel.

How does the Solar Glide 6 compare?

Adidas Supernova 2
Adidas Solar Glide 6
Nike Winflo 10
Expert score
User score
Retail price
9.7 oz
12.1 oz
9.9 oz
Heel Drop
9 mm
10 mm
10 mm
Recommended for
Daily training
Daily training
Daily training
Cushioning type
Cushioning amount
Medium cushioning
Highly cushioned
Medium cushioning
some stability
not particularly stable
very stable
buy half size bigger
true to size
true to size

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Reviewed by Jennifer

This review was written by Jennifer Wilkins on 11th May.
Running has been a part of Jen's life for as long as she can remember. She ran at the collegiate level in both cross country and track & field; specialising in the 5k and 10k. After college she continued to run and shifted her focus to the half and full marathon distances. She moved out west to Seattle, WA in her early 30’s. It was at that moment that she began to fall in love with the mountains. In addition to running, she begin to hike and climb mountains like Mt. Rainier, Mt. Adams, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Hood and Mt. Baker. Her running focus now is primarily on trails at both the sub ultra and ultra distances. She is a top local competitor with many podium finishes. She likes to keep her speed sharp so she still runs on the road and track. Being able to close hard on a trail race is her secret to success!

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