Mens adidas adiSTAR Control 5 Running Shoe

Men's adidas adiSTAR Control 5

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Men's adidas® adiSTAR® CONTROL 5 :: Step into the men's adidas® adiSTAR® Control 5 running shoe and you'll find an ultra-luxurious running shoe with road-smoothing ForMotion® in the heel. You'll notice comfy new updates including a lighter upper and improved anatomically placed padding for great fit and comfort. 12.9 ounces

Category Type:

STABILITY+ [?]
Get the guidance and support you need to keep you running strong and feeling stable mile after mile. If you have an average arch but like extra cushioning and support, Stability+ shoes are your perfect pick. When choosing running shoes, find your perfect fit using this chart. Category types are based on factors like arch height, running habits and body frame.

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Specifications:

  • Predecessor Product Type:  adiSTAR Control 4
  • Shock Absorption: Heel|adiPRENE|Forefoot|adiPRENE+
  • Toebox Width: Wide
  • Shoe Construction: Slip last
  • Midsole Material: Compression molded EVA
  • Outsole Material: Carbon rubber|Solid rubber
  • Upper Material: Mesh|Synthetic leather

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5.0

i just got this shoe its ...

By Dom

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens adidas adiSTAR Control 5 Running Shoe:

i just got this shoe its realy comfortable & this one actually feels true to size & width my adistar control 4's i had to buy in a 14 us this one i got in a us 13 strange thing is pull out the left shoes insole & there is a cavity for a sensor of some type i cant find it & its not the polar stride sensor as its too big and is designed for the fusion adidas has plans but no one knows because its not in the specs of the shoe one thing is the nike +sensor fits side ways the cavity is 3cm width 3cm Length 1 cm high this is a comfortable shoe nice smooth transition greatest arch support ive had in a long while & there is another hot colour its o the adidas website but its only exclusive to the athletes foot because of corporate rubbish this shoe costs here Aus $220.00 crazy huh

 
5.0

Adidas Knows how to make Shoes!

By running247

from Northeast, Pa

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Durable
  • Fast
  • Good Traction
  • Lightweight
  • Professional looking
  • Pronation Control

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • Road Running

Comments about Mens adidas adiSTAR Control 5 Running Shoe:

I have (3) pairs!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sizing:
  • Feels true to size
  • Width:
  • Feels true to width
  • Arch Type:
  • Low Arch
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Needed a shoe to work ...

By trackman

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens adidas adiSTAR Control 5 Running Shoe:

Needed a shoe to work with my orthotics. Tried these and was pleasantly surprised. Great cushioning, excellent support working well with the orthotics, very comfortable. As far as duraility have 100 miles on hard roads with them and show a little wear in front where I usually wear my shoes out, so no complait hear. Hope the next version is as good if not better.

 
3.0

Great shoe as far as fit ...

By chuck

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens adidas adiSTAR Control 5 Running Shoe:

Great shoe as far as fit and cushioning. the best feeling shoes I have ever had, but both rear cushion pads blew out after 6 months. If they can make the cushion last I would give the 5+ stars.

 
5.0

I think that I've found a ...

By Bill W.

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens adidas adiSTAR Control 5 Running Shoe:

I think that I've found a great shoe(180 lbs/5'8" tall). I have high arches, and I still haven't found a good Cushion shoe that helps me. A friend recommended these. I put some RRS Arch Runner inserts in, and they're great!

 
3.0

Addendum to my original ...

By Chris

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens adidas adiSTAR Control 5 Running Shoe:

Addendum to my original review...these are extremely comfortable shoes with great support while providing excellent cushioning and responsiveness. However the cushioning in the right shoe completely bottomed out after 116 miles...durablity is terrible. Perhaps it's due to my size (190-195lbs) though I'd expect a Stability+ shoe to last longer than 116 miles, especially such an expensive one and when most of the mileage was on a treadmill.

 
5.0

Great shoe for me ...

By lynnlover

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens adidas adiSTAR Control 5 Running Shoe:

Great shoe for me (190lbs./20mpw). Better fitting than previous models. I run primarily on a treadmill. After 6 weeks I ran my first race and noticed immediately I was bottoming-out. Back on the treadmill they were good for another few weeks but they're wasted (2 months!). Great functional shoe, I'll buy another pair, but the cushioning is not that durable making them low by a bang for the buck measurement. RRS categorizes these as Stability Plus which by construction (and price) is true but by cushioning durability is probably inaccurate.

 
4.0

I'm switching from ...

By wsabi

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens adidas adiSTAR Control 5 Running Shoe:

I'm switching from adistar 3 (red and silver model) to 5 now, they are VERY comfortable, has assisted feeling of striding from heel to toe. It is VERY expensive, so I couldn't affor to get 2 pairs like I always do. Adistar 4 was a disaster, so I'm happy with what they did with 5. I'm 175 lbs, runs 4,5 D/W, race upto 1/2 marathon.

 
2.0

Wrote an earlier 5 star ...

By jiffyrunner

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens adidas adiSTAR Control 5 Running Shoe:

Wrote an earlier 5 star review. Have trained in them for one and a half months. Have developed heel pain that I never experienced before. Am switching shoes. I am really disappointed; I love how they look and feel but I can't run in them anymore

 
4.0

I really loved the ...

By Coach J

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens adidas adiSTAR Control 5 Running Shoe:

I really loved the Control 4. This shoe did not fit me as snug. The toe box seemed larger. It requires me to go to a thicker sock which may be why it seems more bulky. I have been happy with the performance and have logged over 200+ miles with no problems. I do however slip back into my 4's for racing events....I am an average 5'10" 180lb runner, 25-30 miles per week.

 
5.0

I am 5' 7", 160 pounds ...

By Jiffyrunner

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens adidas adiSTAR Control 5 Running Shoe:

I am 5' 7", 160 pounds with a medium arch. I run primarily on the treadmill with 2 to 3 races each month. I have used Asics 2100 series for the past few years to try Adidas. I have logged about 30 miles on these so far and they feel very good. They have good support and are very comfortable.

 
5.0

There is only one word ...

By Mark Knappe

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens adidas adiSTAR Control 5 Running Shoe:

There is only one word necessary to describe this shoe; EXCELLENT! Everything about this shoe is excellent, enough said.

 
5.0

After not having much ...

By Andy

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens adidas adiSTAR Control 5 Running Shoe:

After not having much luck with other stability + shoes I decided to give adidas a try after a 10 year hiatus. I am happy to say these are the most comfortable trainers I have ever had. They give support in the right places and are not heavy. They hold up well for a session of sprints and long slow distance.

 
5.0

Only have 40 miles on ...

By Chris

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens adidas adiSTAR Control 5 Running Shoe:

Only have 40 miles on these so far so I can't speak for it's durability just yet, but for a Stability + shoe I couldn't be happier. So much cushioning especially in the forefoot and yet so much response and flexibility. I exchanged a pair of Kayano 14s for these and will likely be getting another pair soon before they change the model. Never even considered Adidas before and I've truly been missing out!

 
5.0

Excellent! I haven't ...

By 25 per week

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens adidas adiSTAR Control 5 Running Shoe:

Excellent! I haven't owned Addidas for 15+ years, but I've been going through a series of injuries in stability shoes so I decided to try this relatively flexible stability+/motion control shoe. I've run in the 5's for a month and am very happy. I'm 6', 190, with medium arches.

 
5.0

I read the reviews by ...

By Miles

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens adidas adiSTAR Control 5 Running Shoe:

I read the reviews by others, and bought a air on faith. I am 50 years old, and weigh 220 pounds. I need a shoe to match well with my age and frame These are by far the most comfortable shoes I have ever run in. Their stability helps me run more aggressively, yet feel fewer aches and pains for having done so. I am buying two more pair to keep for the future!

 
1.0

i've been running in the ...

By adam

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens adidas adiSTAR Control 5 Running Shoe:

i've been running in the Asics gel kayano 13's i purchased some 14's and these adistar 5 shoes to rotate. these are not as stable as the 14's i sent them back and got some more 14's. i am 5'10" and weigh 195. i have a normal arch and prefer stability+

 
5.0

Although I have only ...

By Corgidog59

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens adidas adiSTAR Control 5 Running Shoe:

Although I have only logged three runs in these shoes, I think they are the best shoe Adidas has produced. They are very comfortable and the sole is not too mushy like, say Sauconys or other Adidas models. Contrary to generally accepted fitting guidance, I have high arches yet I enjoy wearing these shoes. They are now on my shortlist of favorite shoes. I average about 25 miles a week in running.

 
5.0

if you need a good ...

By T. Secor

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens adidas adiSTAR Control 5 Running Shoe:

if you need a good stability shoe that is flexible through the medial post and has great cushion but not too much...get this shoe!!!

 
5.0

AMAZING shoe, I have ...

By Ryan

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens adidas adiSTAR Control 5 Running Shoe:

AMAZING shoe, I have taken advantage of the VIP program and tried every Stability Shoe offered, and then some. This shoe is by far and away the most comfortable and stable shoe.

 
5.0

Wonderful or Wunderbar as ...

By Gussy

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens adidas adiSTAR Control 5 Running Shoe:

Wonderful or Wunderbar as the Germans say.
I grabbed this shoe at first because I liked the clean design. It looks a bit like the old classic adidas Equipmant stuff. Anyway the first thing I noticed when I tried it on was the comfort. It's pretty luxurious. I think it's more suitable for your standard training runs and longer Sunday ones. Anyway I have had mine for four weeks now and they are going great at the moment. The best thing I can say about them is that I have no problems. It's one of these shoes that you forget about when you are out because they fit well and have a smooth ride. Not sure what the pocket on the sole is for? Does it fit the Nike apple thing???

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1.    chuck rated this product 3 stars
Sun, March 22,2009:
Great shoe as far as fit and cushioning. the best feeling shoes I have ever had, but both rear cushion pads blew out after 6 months. If they can make the cushion last I would give the 5+ stars.
2.    trackman rated this product 5 stars
Sun, November 23,2008:
Needed a shoe to work with my orthotics. Tried these and was pleasantly surprised. Great cushioning, excellent support working well with the orthotics, very comfortable. As far as duraility have 100 miles on hard roads with them and show a little wear in front where I usually wear my shoes out, so no complait hear. Hope the next version is as good if not better.
3.    wsabi rated this product 4 stars
Wed, October 29,2008:
I'm switching from adistar 3 (red and silver model) to 5 now, they are VERY comfortable, has assisted feeling of striding from heel to toe. It is VERY expensive, so I couldn't affor to get 2 pairs like I always do. Adistar 4 was a disaster, so I'm happy with what they did with 5. I'm 175 lbs, runs 4~5 D/W, race upto 1/2 marathon.
4.    Chris rated this product 3 stars
Tue, September 02,2008:
Addendum to my original review...these are extremely comfortable shoes with great support while providing excellent cushioning and responsiveness. However the cushioning in the right shoe completely bottomed out after 116 miles...durablity is terrible. Perhaps it's due to my size (190-195lbs) though I'd expect a Stability+ shoe to last longer than 116 miles, especially such an expensive one and when most of the mileage was on a treadmill.
5.    Bill W. rated this product 5 stars
Thu, August 14,2008:
I think that I've found a great shoe(180 lbs/5'8" tall). I have high arches, and I still haven't found a good Cushion shoe that helps me. A friend recommended these. I put some RRS Arch Runner inserts in, and they're great!
6.    lynnlover rated this product 5 stars
Wed, August 06,2008:
Great shoe for me (190lbs./20mpw). Better fitting than previous models. I run primarily on a treadmill. After 6 weeks I ran my first race and noticed immediately I was bottoming-out. Back on the treadmill they were good for another few weeks but they're wasted (2 months!). Great functional shoe, I'll buy another pair, but the cushioning is not that durable making them low by a bang for the buck measurement. RRS categorizes these as Stability Plus which by construction (and price) is true but by cushioning durability is probably inaccurate.
7.    25 per week rated this product 5 stars
Thu, July 24,2008:
Excellent! I haven't owned Addidas for 15+ years, but I've been going through a series of injuries in stability shoes so I decided to try this relatively flexible stability+/motion control shoe. I've run in the 5's for a month and am very happy. I'm 6', 190, with medium arches.
8.    jiffyrunner rated this product 2 stars
Wed, July 16,2008:
Wrote an earlier 5 star review. Have trained in them for one and a half months. Have developed heel pain that I never experienced before. Am switching shoes. I am really disappointed; I love how they look and feel but I can't run in them anymore
9.    Chris rated this product 5 stars
Tue, July 15,2008:
Only have 40 miles on these so far so I can't speak for it's durability just yet, but for a Stability + shoe I couldn't be happier. So much cushioning especially in the forefoot and yet so much response and flexibility. I exchanged a pair of Kayano 14s for these and will likely be getting another pair soon before they change the model. Never even considered Adidas before and I've truly been missing out!
10.    Andy rated this product 5 stars
Mon, June 23,2008:
After not having much luck with other stability + shoes I decided to give adidas a try after a 10 year hiatus. I am happy to say these are the most comfortable trainers I have ever had. They give support in the right places and are not heavy. They hold up well for a session of sprints and long slow distance.
11.    Jiffyrunner rated this product 5 stars
Thu, June 05,2008:
I am 5' 7", 160 pounds with a medium arch. I run primarily on the treadmill with 2 to 3 races each month. I have used Asics 2100 series for the past few years to try Adidas. I have logged about 30 miles on these so far and they feel very good. They have good support and are very comfortable.
12.    Coach J rated this product 4 stars
Wed, June 04,2008:
I really loved the Control 4. This shoe did not fit me as snug. The toe box seemed larger. It requires me to go to a thicker sock which may be why it seems more bulky. I have been happy with the performance and have logged over 200+ miles with no problems. I do however slip back into my 4's for racing events....I am an average 5'10" 180lb runner, 25-30 miles per week.
13.    Mark Knappe rated this product 5 stars
Tue, May 27,2008:
There is only one word necessary to describe this shoe; EXCELLENT! Everything about this shoe is excellent, enough said.
14.    Ryan rated this product 5 stars
Thu, May 15,2008:
AMAZING shoe, I have taken advantage of the VIP program and tried every Stability Shoe offered, and then some. This shoe is by far and away the most comfortable and stable shoe.
15.    Corgidog59 rated this product 5 stars
Tue, April 29,2008:
Although I have only logged three runs in these shoes, I think they are the best shoe Adidas has produced. They are very comfortable and the sole is not too mushy like, say Sauconys or other Adidas models. Contrary to generally accepted fitting guidance, I have high arches yet I enjoy wearing these shoes. They are now on my shortlist of favorite shoes. I average about 25 miles a week in running.
16.    adam rated this product 1 star
Thu, April 03,2008:
i've been running in the Asics gel kayano 13's i purchased some 14's and these adistar 5 shoes to rotate. these are not as stable as the 14's i sent them back and got some more 14's. i am 5'10" and weigh 195. i have a normal arch and prefer stability+
17.    T. Secor rated this product 5 stars
Fri, March 07,2008:
if you need a good stability shoe that is flexible through the medial post and has great cushion but not too much...get this shoe!!!
18.    Miles rated this product 5 stars
Sun, February 17,2008:
I read the reviews by others, and bought a air on faith. I am 50 years old, and weigh 220 pounds. I need a shoe to match well with my age and frame These are by far the most comfortable shoes I have ever run in. Their stability helps me run more aggressively, yet feel fewer aches and pains for having done so. I am buying two more pair to keep for the future!
19.    Gussy rated this product 5 stars
Thu, January 10,2008:
Wonderful or Wunderbar as the Germans say. I grabbed this shoe at first because I liked the clean design. It looks a bit like the old classic adidas Equipmant stuff. Anyway the first thing I noticed when I tried it on was the comfort. It's pretty luxurious. I think it's more suitable for your standard training runs and longer Sunday ones. Anyway I have had mine for four weeks now and they are going great at the moment. The best thing I can say about them is that I have no problems. It's one of these shoes that you forget about when you are out because they fit well and have a smooth ride. Not sure what the pocket on the sole is for? Does it fit the Nike apple thing???
20.    Dom rated this product 5 stars
Thu, December 27,2007:
i just got this shoe its realy comfortable & this one actually feels true to size & width my adistar control 4's i had to buy in a 14 us this one i got in a us 13 strange thing is pull out the left shoes insole & there is a cavity for a sensor of some type i cant find it & its not the polar stride sensor as its too big and is designed for the fusion adidas has plans but no one knows because its not in the specs of the shoe one thing is the nike +sensor fits side ways the cavity is 3cm width 3cm Length 1 cm high this is a comfortable shoe nice smooth transition greatest arch support ive had in a long while & there is another hot colour its o the adidas website but its only exclusive to the athletes foot because of corporate rubbish this shoe costs here Aus $220.00 crazy huh

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