Adidas is ready for the race.
The sportswear giant just announced the full release of its latest and greatest shoe technology, the Adizero Adios Pro (a limited release in early June sold out in just 15 minutes, according to the company). The model is a marathon shoe that will regain the brand’s position as a leader in the world of high-performance racing. In the past few years, Nike’s unprecedented breakthroughs with its Percent series, including Eliud Kipchoge’s sub-two-hour marathon performance, have hurt the running shoe spotlight and made carbon plate shoes the norm for elite racers. Now Adidas wants to improve the use.
The Adizero Adios Pro has a tall foam stack like Nike’s newest super shoe, the AlphaFly Next%, but the similarities end there. The upper material of the Adizero Adios Pro consists of a minimalist, supportive, thin mesh without additional cushioning. The tongue of the shoe has a built-in strap to secure the locking of the foot.
But the real story is in the midsole. The shoe has five different carbon rods, which the company calls “Energy Rods” and which were developed in a biomechanics laboratory with Adidas’ elite runners to mimic the metatarsal bones (foot bones). The goal: “Optimizing running economy” – a common abandonment of sports companies with these carbon super shoes – so that athletes can maintain their top speed and mileage for longer. The midsole also contains LightstrikePro, Adidas’ High Energy Return Foam Compound to give the shoes extra bounce and cushioning, as well as another carbon plate in the heel. The Adizero Adios Pro’s sole is surprisingly economical, with rubber panels on the heel and forefoot – but they offer plenty of traction. The minimalist upper material and the sole ensure that the steps remain easy. The Adizero Adios Pro weighs about 8.7 ounces.
The company claims that this technology allows the Adizero Adios Pro to be Adidas’ “Fastest Shoe Ever,” but there are no specific claims straight how fast they are, à la Nike 4 percent. But I got a couple of miles in my shoes before the start and was impressed with how well they handled the road. you are very fast, there is no doubt – and they are also very stable for a shoe that has such a high stack of foam.
In a briefing prior to the shoe’s release, Adidas representatives highlighted the brand’s history as a leader in marathon racing as several runners broke world records and won major races with their shoes. The Adizero Adios Pro is a clear mission statement that Adidas is hungry to return to the top – and the first chance for that will come when the shoes make their debut in the elite competition for the RUNCZECH half marathon in Prague this weekend. For anyone else who wants to try out the latest in speed shoe technology, the Adizero Adios Pro will be released on Adidas.com on September 14th.
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