The Adidas City Racer is a shoe designed for urban jogging - parks and pavements - and casualwear. The City Racer is a part of the new Adidas NEO range of youth orientated products; the NEO logo is located on the heel tab of the shoe, which differentiates it from Adidas heritage products: that have the trefoil logo printed on the heel tab.
The City Racer is a fairly basic shoe that adheres to the classic and traditional Adidas design: three stripes, a heel tab, and suede overlays placed around the toes and heel. The upper of the City Racer is a combination of synthetic suede overlays for durability and mesh/nylon for ventilation. The midsole features EVA polymer for cushioning; essential for jogging/running shoes. Some versions of the shoe include a cloudfoam sockliner for comfort. The outersole of the shoe is a basic gum rubber. The City Racer is a modern / slimline update of the traditional Adidas running shoe design - exemplified by shoes like the Adidas Dragon and Adidas ZX 400/500/700 - that is hoped will appeal to a younger teen/youth audience.