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Adidas Product Testing (Are Free Shoes Possible?)

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In the past, I have written about Adidas product testing, particularly in my free shoes and free clothes post, but I thought it would be time to actually write about how the program works as well as how you could get your hands on free Adidas shoes and gear.

Much like the Nike product testing process, Adidas works in the same way.  And while I mention Nike, if you like that brand as well, I highly recommend you look into their program to see if you qualify for free Nike shoes and gear.

Regardless of your demographics, I encourage you to at least follow along with this guide if you’re interested in a legit way to get free Adidas shoes.  Even if you get denied, the worst thing is that you wasted a few minutes of your time.

For now, let’s jump in and see how you can sign up for the Adidas product testing program.

What is the Adidas Product Testing Program?

I touched upon it in the intro here, but I will explain it a pinch more in-depth here.

In short, the Adidas testing program will send you shoes and sometimes gear, based on your profile.  You get to choose what you want from the company.

This profile, much like how surveys work, will basically ask about your age, your activity level, where you live and so forth.  I will talk about this later on in this guide and will show you how the entire process works.   But, for now, let it be known that you will just have to click through a few questions to put your name into the company’s database.

After you fill out the profile and Adidas receives it, the company may send you a test product only if you meet the current criteria.  If this were the case, you will receive instructions and generally will be asked to wear the gear for up to four weeks, ensuring that you put at least a certain amount of hours into it.  All of this information will come to your email on file.

99% of the time, you won’t be able to keep the shoes as you will need to return them so that the company can review the wear and tear, but if the company likes your feedback, you will find that you could continue to receive packages in the future.  So, consider it as a program that allows you to test out newer shoes and gear that the public doesn’t have access to just yet.

If you like the idea of wearing new prototype-like Adidas shoes and don’t mind returning them in two to four weeks, then it makes sense to join.  However, if you’re looking to keep the shoes, then this probably isn’t the program for you.

If you like what you’re hearing, then next, I will show you what it takes to sign up and what happens after your name is inside the database.

Signing Up


Before you get excited and want to sign up, let it be known that, yes, like many programs, there are qualifications.

And while most are pretty straight-forward, there are some that you may want to pay attention to, such as no testing any competitor products and not sharing anything you receive anywhere, including social media.  Taking pictures or even sharing any confidential information online can lead to some serious legal trouble.  There’s a reason you can’t find too much information about the program online.

As for the qualifications, it will include the following…

  • must reside in the U.S. or Canada
  • have a valid e-mail address
  • read and write in English
  • be at least 18+
  • be able to provide accurate body measurements

As long as you meet these qualifications and can abide by the rules, then you’re welcome to sign up and start the application.

Signing Up

To sign up, you will want to head to the official Adidas product testing website and scroll down until you see the “Get Started” link as seen below here.

After you click on this, it will begin to ask you questions.  These are the questions you will want to answer as it will help Adidas match you up with products that fit your demographic.

The entire survey probably takes about 10~ minutes and will ask you the following type of questions…

  • what kind of products you want to test
  • your gender
  • your size info (shirt size, chest circumference, waist circumference, hip circumference and thigh circumference)
  • shoe size and foot width
  • bicep circumference, head circumference and glove size
  • category interests (baseball, football, etc)
  • if you choose a category interest, then you need to let them know how often you train, etc
  • your personal details (name, address, email, phone, birthday and height)

How long it takes really depends on how many sports you click on as Adidas will ask you about each sport if you were to click more than one.  This could make the process a bit longer.  Just make sure that you’re 100% honest with the application.  Since they are looking for all walks of life, you do not need to be a super athlete to qualify.

After you fill out the survey in full, you will then see a “congratulations” logo, and from there, you will be asked to confirm your email address to successfully add your name to the database.

After you confirm your email address, it’s really a waiting game from here.   Again, as mentioned, it will really be dependent upon your demographic as Adidas is looking for particular people when testing a product.

The Waiting Game

For now, the entire process is done and it’s now a waiting game.  There’s nothing much you can do from here.

As I continue to mention, you will just have to keep your eyes on your email inbox to see if Adidas selects you for an upcoming product test.  In this email, it will explain the details and will also ask you to confirm the details, such as your shipping address, so that they can send the product to your home.  Just make sure you don’t delete any emails from Adidas as it will contain important product testing information!

If you do get an email, then you will be asked to follow the directions, which usually entails wearing the products for up to 4~ weeks, and then mailing back the test product once done.  During this time, you will be asked to keep a daily log, basically letting the company know what you did for the day and how long you wore the product for.  All of this information will be sent in a very simple survey at the end.

In some situations, they may email and let you know that you’re not a fit for the program.  In this case, you can count on not receiving anything as they won’t even add your name to their database.   This happens quite a bit with product testing companies, so don’t be too discouraged if you receive it.  It’s a lot like getting a disqualification with surveys.

If you’re lucky enough to get the opportunity to test any Adidas products, then let it be known that the entire process is very easy.   Wear the shoes, keep a daily log and answer a survey at the end.  Once your four weeks are up, you ship the shoes back and maybe wait for more.

I can’t reiterate it enough.  You won’t get paid!  It’s just a great way for Adidas lovers to test out products that haven’t been fully released yet.

Final Thoughts

If you like the idea of testing Adidas shoes for a few weeks and offering your feedback, then it could be something to consider.  However, remember that signing up does not guarantee a free pair of shoes.  Even if you were able to qualify, you still need to return them weeks later, so the shoes and apparel are really never yours to keep.

In the end, it’s a fun way to test out some new shoes, but I wouldn’t count on shoes landing on your doorstep every month as the company seems to be pretty picky as to who they will and won’t accept.

Whether it’s worth is really up to you.

If you have been part of the program and/or have questions in regards to it, you’re more than welcome to leave your feedback in the comments below.

In the meantime, if you do want to sign up, it only takes a few minutes to do.  Once in, you can then just sit back and hopefully wait for an invitation.

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Tom Nathaniel

Hi! My name is Tom Nathaniel, and I created LushDollar to help share my honest thoughts on everything money. You won't find gimmicks here. It's the Internet's most honest money site after all. I graduated from Arizona State University, and I have worked in the finance industry since 2006, consulting with multiple Fortune 5000 companies.


  • Did you participate in the testing program at Nike or Adidas? Were you able to keep a pair of shoes or anything else or did you have to give everything back? The program certainly sounds interesting.

    • Hi, Carl!

      99% of the time, you have to send the shoes back since they want to see how they held up during the testing period. It’s more of a program if you want to test the latest and greatest. So, if you want to keep the shoes or get paid, it probably won’t happen. I have dabbled with Nike but Adidas, but they work in the same way! Hopefully that answers your question 🙂

  • Adidas: “Test the product for a required amount of hours/mileage per week for the length of the test period (generally 2−4 weeks).”

    Nike: How long can I keep the Nike?

    • Hi, Evelyn!

      It varies, and I’m sure during this pandemic, it’s even slower than normal. I remember applying and I heard back about a month later. Your results will vary, however!

        • Honestly, I don’t know much about the clothing. I think these companies primarily send out shoes, so clothing seems to be rare.

  • Did you participate in the testing program at Nike or Adidas? Were you able to keep a pair of shoes or anything else or did you have to give everything back? The program certainly sounds interesting.

    • Hi, I was able to get into the program, but I haven’t received anything yet. From what I read, the shoes almost always have to be shipped back after use so that they can study wear/tear.