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Adidas Everyset Training Shoes Review | Great Shoe On a Budget?

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The Adidas Everyset training shoe is designed to be a budget-friendly training shoe for general use contexts. In the world of training shoes, there are few things that I love more than finding really solid, cheap shoe options.

As a fan of the Adidas Dropset Trainer 2, I was curious to see how the Adidas Everyset would compare. With its lower price point, can this shoe compare to the more premium higher-end model?

Adidas Everyset

Adidas Everyset Training Shoes Product Shot

Best For

  • Recreational Lifting
  • Cross-Training
  • Short Runs <1-2 Miles
  • HIIT Workouts
  • Narrow and Medium Width Feet

Falls Short

  • For Heavy Lifting
  • For Wide Feet
  • For CrossFit

Who Should Buy the Adidas Everyset Training Shoes?

The Adidas Everyset has been a nice and unexpected surprise regarding their gym performance. On sale, I paid $66 USD for these shoes so I wasn’t sure what to expect with them. Below are a few contexts where I think this shoe makes sense.

1. You Need a Generalist On a Budget

If you’re trying to find a training shoe that doesn’t break the bank and performs decently well across the board, then I think you’ll resonate with the Adidas Everyset.

This shoe costs around $90 USD and it has done a good job in a wide range of training settings. For example, if you like to lift, cross-train, do light runs, and do some HIIT, then these shoes should work well for you.

Testing the Adidas Everyset for Versatile Workouts

For my generalist friends who like to do a little bit of everything, the Adidas Everyset delivers for its price. Plus, if you can find them on sale I think that’s a double win with this shoe.

Its dual-density midsole is stable yet responsive and I like the full rubber outsole and how well it grips on different surfaces. These features help add to this shoe’s range.

2. You Want a Training Shoe for Daily Wear

If you’re adamant about buying a training shoe that works in the gym and for daily wear, then I also see the Everyset working well for your needs. This shoe has a clean appearance and can be meshed well with most outfits.

Testing the Adidas Everyset for Walking

Additionally, I like the full rubber outsole and how it should help provide some protection to the midsole when wearing this shoe in different climates and settings.

The upper has a moderate level of breathability, too, which is nice for multi-season wear. I also think the price helps this shoe’s ability regarding its daily wear-friendliness. For $90 or less, you don’t have to feel guilty beating this shoe up.

3. You Want a Little Arch Support In Your Shoes

The Adidas Everyset has a little bit of arch support built into its sole. It’s not super jarring and I didn’t actually mind it when training and wearing this shoe out and about and I have a normal arch that doesn’t typically need support.

Adidas Everyset Fit

However, if you are someone who is constantly looking for training shoes that feature a low to moderate level of arch support then I think you’ll resonate with this shoe’s fit.

Quick Take: For lifters and athletes on a budget, the Adidas Everyset does a good job of general lifting and cross-training. Is it going to be the most stable cross-training shoe? No, but it will work for most recreational lifting needs, in my opinion.

Who Shouldn’t Buy the Adidas Everyset Training Shoes?

For the most part, I think the Adidas Everyset delivers for its price point. However, that doesn’t mean it’s a perfect shoe. Below are a couple of contexts where you’ll want to pass on this model.

1. You Want a Shoe for Heavy Strength Work and CrossFit

The first area where the Adidas Everyset falls short is with more niche training contexts. As you get more specific with your training that’s where this shoe’s performance will start to fall short.

For example, if you want a shoe for CrossFit then you’ll want something more specific for that training style because things like burpees and rope climbs will burn through this shoe’s upper and midsole.

Adidas Everyset for Strength Training

If you need a shoe for heavy free weight and machine work, then you may also want to explore models that are more dialed in for your performance needs. This shoe’s dual-density midsole starts to compress as you pass the 420 lb threshold.

In general, budget training shoes will lack specificity so this isn’t necessarily a huge knock if you go into this shoe understanding that it will eventually have limitations as you get more specific with your workouts.

2. You Need a Training Shoe for Wide(r) Feet

Unlike the Adidas Dropset Trainer 2 which has a more anatomical toe box, the Everyset runs more on the narrow side. This shoe’s toe box tapers pretty aggressively like most Adidas shoes, in my opinion.

Adidas Everyset Toe Box Width

If you’re constantly battling width in your training shoes then you’ll want to pass on this model, especially if you have EE-width feet or wider. I have an E-width foot and this shoe is pushing regarding its comfort for me.

If I go barefoot or wear thin socks then this shoe fits okay, but it would be nice to have a more rounded toe box to accommodate toe splay and different foot anatomies better.

Adidas Everyset Pros and Cons

Overall, I’ve been impressed with the Adidas Everyset training shoes, especially considering what I paid for them. Here are a few pros and cons that I’ve found with this shoe over the course of my testing.

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Adidas Everyset

Adidas Everyset Training Shoes Pros and Cons
  • Heel-to-Toe Drop: N/A (Feels like 4-6mm)
  • Removable Insole: Yes
  • Sizing: True to Size
  • Width: Narrow/Medium


  1. Great shoe for those shopping on a budget and wanting a generality model for doing a little bit of everything.
  2. The dual-density midsole does a pretty good job of delivering stability for moderate strength training and comfort for HIIT and general use.
  3. The upper and appearance of this shoe are pretty low-key and refined so this is a good training shoe that can double as a daily driver.


  1. The width of the toe box isn’t the best and if you have wider feet you’ll probably want to pass on this shoe.
  2. For CrossFit and heavy strength workouts, you’ll want to pass on this shoe because its durability and overall stability may be problematic in these contexts.
  3. If you don’t care about stability and you want a plusher ride for casual use and light training you may not resonate with this shoe’s dual-density midsole.

If you’ve worn the Adidas Everyset I’m curious if you’ve experienced similar pros and cons. Let me know in the comments below what you’ve thought about this shoe.

Performance Assessment

To break down and assess the performance of the Adidas Everyset, I’ll discuss this shoe’s performance for lifting, versatile training, short runs, and daily wear. This way, you can cross-reference how you train with this shoe’s performance.

Testing the Adidas Everyset for Lifting

When it comes to lifting, I thought the Adidas Everyset did an okay job. If you’re someone who is just getting into strength training and need a shoe for moderate loading then you should be plenty fine with the Everyset’s stability.

I’ve deadlifted up to 405 lbs in this shoe and thought the midsole stability was okay and it did an alright job for my leg days as well. The full rubber outsole does a good job promoting traction on machines, rubber gym floors, and wooden platforms.

Testing the Adidas Everyset for Deadlifts

This model also doesn’t have a ton of toe spring which is a perk for workouts that include exercises like Romanian deadlifts where you want to grip the floor and ground the feet.

All that said, while I think the dual-density EVA foam midsole will work for beginners and some intermediate lifters, the Everyset would not be my first pick for maxing out my squats and deadlifts.

Testing the Adidas Everyset for Leg Day

If you want a shoe for strength work that exceeds 420 lbs then you may want to explore options that have denser midsoles as the Everyset will definitely have a threshold in which they start to compress.

Testing the Adidas Everyset for Versatile Training

In the context of versatile training including things like HIIT, plyometrics, and athletic-focused work, the Adidas Everyset does a decent job. This shoe has an athletic feel which I appreciate for this training setting.

Testing the Adidas Everyset for HIIT

The upper in this shoe has enough security for multi-directional work and I thought its breathability was okay. For box jumps and skater strides, I never felt like I was sliding around in this shoe.

I also like the dual-density midsole and how responsive it felt for things like jumping rope. This model doesn’t feel super clunky or stiff like other budget-friendly trainers which I came to appreciate over time.

Testing the Adidas Everyset for Jump Rope

If you’re someone wanting a cheap training shoe for classes, casual versatile workouts, and athletic-focused workouts, then I think you’ll enjoy the overall performance of the Adidas Everyset.

Testing the Adidas Everyset for Short Runs and Daily Wear

For short runs, the Adidas Everyset performed exactly like I thought it would. It’s a shoe that can work for a casual pre and post-workout warm-up run and even some short interval runs.

Adidas Everyset Midsole Compression

The dual-density midsole is responsive enough to where I think it won’t be super offputting in these running contexts. However, if you need a shoe for runs longer than 2-3 miles then I’d pass on this model. It won’t be the training shoe for hybrid workouts.

In the context of daily wear, I like the Adidas Everyset for the most part. This shoe’s upper is a perk for this use because it breathes decently well, and it has a clean, classic Adidas appearance.

Testing the Adidas Everyset for Daily Wear

I also think this shoe has a decent level of comfort overall. It’s not the most plush training shoe for daily use contexts but I didn’t find them to be too bad when taking the dog on a 4-mile walk in them.

One caveat that I did notice with this shoe is that the outsole can be a little slippery on damp surfaces, so if you wear these on rainy days keep an eye on the surfaces you’re using them on.

Adidas Everyset Sizing

For the Adidas Everyset, I think most lifters and athletes should be safe going true to size in this model. The length of this shoe runs true and they have a medium width despite Adidas saying “wide fit” on the product page.

I do think this shoe’s a little wider compared to other Adidas shoes like the Ultraboost models, but compared to the Dropset Trainer 2 you can tell this shoe has a more aggressive toe box taper.

Adidas Everyset Upper Construction

Another sizing point to note with this shoe is that it does have a little arch built into its sole. It’s not super aggressive so it shouldn’t both most, but it could be problematic for flatter feet.

Lastly, as I mentioned above, if you have EE-width feet or wider, I’d also suggest passing on this shoe. This model’s unisex “wide fit” can vary greatly from women’s to men’s width needs.

  • Adidas Everyset Sizing Thoughts: True to size for most foot anatomies.

Adidas Everyset Sizing and Fit Assessment

If you need help deciding on what size you should go with, drop a comment below and let me know what shoe you currently wear and in what size.

Adidas Dropset Trainer 2 Vs Everyset Trainer

If you’re on the fence between the Adidas Dropset Trainer 2 and the Everyset, then I’d suggest looking at your training objectively to land on the model that will be best for you.

In the context of lifting, the Dropset Trainer 2 is the superior training shoe. This model’s midsole and heel construction give this shoe a more pseudo-weightlifting shoe feel which is awesome for heavy squats, deadlifts, and leg work.

Testing the Adidas Dropset Trainer 2 for Deadlifts

If you have a lifting bias and you want to push heavy weights, I’d opt for the Dropset Trainer 2. For cross-training, both shoes are pretty solid and if you want something for general versatility then either model will suffice.

The Everyset’s biggest perk is its price, so if you’re not planning to tackle versatile workouts that include elements of CrossFit, then the Everyset will be fine. That said, the Dropset Trainer is better equipped to handle the demands of CrossFit workouts.

Testing the Adidas Dropset Trainer 2 for Strength Training

For running and daily wear, both shoes will be similar in the sense that they can work for daily wear and short runs, but both models will fall short for longer runs.

I do like the Everyset a little better for daily use, though, and that’s due to this shoe’s budget-friendly price and its heel doesn’t feel as off-putting for longer walks and running errands.

  • Lifting Winner: Dropset Trainer 2
  • CrossFit Winner: Dropset Trainer 2
  • Versatile Workouts: Tie
  • Short Runs: Tie
  • Daily Wear: Everyset
Adidas Everyset Training Shoes Product Shot

Adidas Everyset

Pros: Budget-Friendly, Versatile
Cons: Runs Narrow
Size/Fit: True to Size/Medium Width
Offset: N/A
Lifting Threshold: ~405 lbs
Mileage Threshold: <2 Miles
Price: $
TF2 Rating: 4.4
Adidas Dropset Trainer 2 Product Shot

Adidas Dropset Trainer 2

Pros: Versatile, Stable
Cons: Not Great for Running
Size/Fit: True to Size/ Slightly Wider Width
Offset: 6mm
Lifting Threshold: ~525 lbs
Mileage Threshold: <1 Mile
TF2 Rating: 4.7

Price Breakdown

For the Adidas Everyset training shoes, you can expect to pay around $90 USD. For what this offers regarding its construction and performance I think this price point is on the money for this shoe.

Plus, this model is regularly on sale and I was about to find a coupon to purchase my pair for this review for $66 USD. I think if you can do something similar then you’ll be overall happy with your purchase.

Adidas Everyset Shoes

Compared to other training shoes that also cost $100 USD or less, I think the Everyset is definitely toward the top of the list when it comes to getting the most bang for your buck.

For the generalist wanting to save money, this shoe makes a lot of sense. They won’t be the best for wide feet and for niche performance contexts like CrossFit, but for recreational training sessions the price makes sense for this shoe.

Adidas Everyset

Adidas Everyset Training Shoes Product Shot

Best For

  • Recreational Lifting
  • Cross-Training
  • Short Runs <1-2 Miles
  • HIIT Workouts
  • Narrow and Medium Width Feet

Falls Short

  • For Heavy Lifting
  • For Wide Feet
  • For CrossFit

Construction Details

The Adidas Everyset’s construction is pretty simplistic in nature. Below are some of the most important details to know about this shoe’s construction.

  • Heel-to-Toe Drop: N/A
  • Weight: 10.20 oz (for my size 10 model)
  • Removable Insole: Yes
  • Dual-Density Foam Midsole
  • Full Rubber Outsole
  • Knit Textile Upper
  • Midfoot TPU Layer
  • Non-Gussetted Tongue
  • Padded Mesh Tongue
  • 6 Core Eyelets (with a 7th for lace-lock)

If you need further clarification about the construction of the Adidas Everyset, drop a comment below and I can answer your questions accordingly.

Adidas Everyset Outsole Design

Takeaway Thoughts

At the end of the day, I’ve been happy with my purchase of the Adidas Everyset. Is this shoe an, “end-all-be-all best-in-class training shoe?”, not necessarily but it can hold its own for the price.

I like this shoe’s general-use functionality and the fact that it costs well under $100 USD. The price and construction should make sense for most recreational lifters and athletes.

If you have additional questions about the Adidas Everyset, drop a comment below or reach out via Instagram (@jake_boly or @that_fit_friend).

Jake Boly, CSCS, MS Sports Science

Jake Boly, CSCS, MS Sports Science

Jake Boly is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of That Fit Friend. He's often regarded to as a go-to resource in various performance shoe communities. He’s been formally reviewing shoes and training gear for over 7 years and has hand-tested over 400 pairs of shoes. Jake is known on the internet and YouTube for blending his review process with his educational, strength sports, and personal training background.

Jake has a Masters in Sports Science, a Bachelors in Exercise Science, a CSCS, and he's been personal training for over 10 years helping hundreds of clients get stronger, lose weight, and accomplish their goals. He uses his exercise science brain and personal training background to make curated and thoughtful review content on the fitness gear he's testing.

4 thoughts on “Adidas Everyset Training Shoes Review | Great Shoe On a Budget?”

  1. What do you mean when says burpees can burn the the upper and midsole? How? It’s not the first time I’ve read this in your reviews. Thanks!

  2. I was wondering if there is an actual difference between the men’s and women’s variant / version of this shoe? It is listed on the Adidas website as a Men’s and women’s version.. As the Women’s version was on sale, I decided to order that one in my EU size, which is the same for men and women as far as I know..
    Thanks and have a great day!

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