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Men's adidas® adiSTAR® RIDE :: If you loved the adiSTAR® Cushion line of running shoes, you'll flip for the new men's adidas® adiSTAR® Ride running shoe with upgraded cushioning in the heel and forefoot for your smoothest run yet. The ForMotion® heel adapts your unique running stride to any surface. 12.5 ounces

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NEUTRAL+ [?]
If you have a high arch, are a high-mileage runner, or want the maximum amount of cushioning, Neutral+ is your shoe style. Enjoy a smooth ride with enhanced cushioning and reduced impact with improved shock absorption. If pronation is not a problem then choose Neutral+ shoes. 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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Features & Benefits:

  • adiPRENE®: Absorbs shock in heel
  • Torsion system: Lightweight arch suppport allows forefoot and rearfoot to move independently for better surface adaptation
  • adiPRENE® Plus: Excellent forefoot cushioning , provides a responsive toe-off
  • ForMotion® freely moving heel system: For a smoother, balanced and natural heel touchdown
  • adiWEAR outsole: Extremely durable outsole in high-impact areas
  • ClimaCool® upper: Ventilation system that keeps feet cooler, drier, and more comfortable
  • GeoFIT construction: Anatomically designed padding enhances fit and comfort
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Specifications:

  • Predecessor Product Type:  adiSTAR Cushion 6
  • 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|Seamless Welded Overlays|

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3.0

I'm 6'1", 195 lbs and run ...

By Huntley

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens adidas adiSTAR Ride Running Shoe:

I'm 6'1", 195 lbs and run 45-55 miles per week.. The adistar cushion was a great shoe for me. However, I experienced problems similar to those of other reviewers here with the Adistar Ride in that the shoe was digging into my achilles and giving me more than a blister but a cut that I had to bandage for a couple of weeks on two separate occasions. They're "broken in" now but it's already time for me to buy new shoes and I wish Addidas offered a neutral plus alternative to this one. I guess I'll go down-market and buy the supernova. This industry has got to be the most frustrating of any I can think of for consumers who show they like a product and then it's taken away to be replaced with an inferior one just to maintain margins by pricing it as a "new" shoe. It's happened with every brand I've tried as I've been forced to hop from one to the next each time they eliminated my favorite shoe.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

The shoes could be the ...

By AC

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens adidas adiSTAR Ride Running Shoe:

The shoes could be the some of the worst ever purchased for performance running. They aren't flexible actually bulky for the most part, almost like cinder blocks. I tried them out even with other reviewers' given them poor reviews, definately should have listened this time around. The shoes aren't horrible but they arent specialty running shoes. I would expect to pick up a shoe this generic at the mall but by no stretch of the imagination are these shoes for a serious running.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

pain in my achilles after ...

By TT

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens adidas adiSTAR Ride Running Shoe:

pain in my achilles after a about 6 runs (30-35 miles). I think it may be due to the stiffness, and/or the insert, which I added, for arch support (which pushed my heel up too high(?)).

 
4.0

Good Mileage shoe

By Runner Librarian

from Parkersburg, WV

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Durable

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Poor Arch Support
  • Poor trail traction

Best Uses

  • Road Running

Comments about Mens adidas adiSTAR Ride Running Shoe:

This is a good distance training shoe. Great for heavy mileage but has traction issues on the trails. I enjoy this shoe for my road work training 7 to 10 milers +. I would recommend this shoe or the new version Ride 2.

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

Great shoes

By Tish

from Davenport, IA

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Durable
  • Fast
  • Good Arch Support
  • Good Traction
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Endurance Training
    • Pavement
    • Road Running
    • Wet Conditions

    Comments about Mens adidas adiSTAR Ride Running Shoe:

    I'm a 6' 155lb runner who averages about 60 miles a week. As of now I have logged 850 miles on these shoes and couldn't be happier. They are by far the best shoe I have ever run in. The only downfall is the ridge in the back which does pick up a rock every once in a while, but the cushion, support, and longevity of the shoe far outweigh a pesky rock. 90% of the miles logged have been on pavement, and although traction is now minimal, the cushion is still holding up, and I plan to at least get 1000 miles on this single pair of shoes.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • High Arch
     
    5.0

    I have found these shoes ...

    By value_vestor

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Mens adidas adiSTAR Ride Running Shoe:

    I have found these shoes to be the best running shoes I have tried to date. I noticed that the opinions are all over the board for this model. The one trend that seems to be clear is that the skinny-minis are rating these shoes the lowest while the taller more muscled runners, 205 lbs and up seem to love these shoes. I'm 6'1" and 240 lbs with a moderate to high arch, and find that shoe provides great shock absorption in the heel and can feel the energy return in the fore-foot.

     
    4.0

    I have good luck with ...

    By Scott

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Mens adidas adiSTAR Ride Running Shoe:

    I have good luck with this shoe. It is a bit narrow though to get broken in for a wide foot, and the sole seems to wear quicker than most. I do like the heel movemnt though.

     
    2.0

    Also, had problems with ...

    By Gabe

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Mens adidas adiSTAR Ride Running Shoe:

    Also, had problems with back digging into achilles. The interior lining around the ankles wore out within one month. Other than that area, the rest of the shoe is comfortable. But overall short life and ankle build is a deal killer. Maybe next version will get this fixed.

     
    4.0

    I'm 5'9", 150lbs ...

    By Mark

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Mens adidas adiSTAR Ride Running Shoe:

    I'm 5'9", 150lbs high-mileage runner. I have put in about 250mi on these, and overall I like them: plenty of cushion, especially in mid-foot. One complaint -- there is a deep, wide tread at the heel, and I am always getting pebbles and gravel stuck in it. So, it's not suitable for any sort of a trail or a gravel path.

     
    5.0

    I know the tongue is a ...

    By Ethan

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Mens adidas adiSTAR Ride Running Shoe:

    I know the tongue is a little short and that annoyed a lot of people, but I love how this shoe rides. They are not too soft but you can run comfortably on the road. They work for me, I'll be buying the adiSTAR ride 2 in the next few months for sure.

     
    1.0

    worst shoes i've ever run ...

    By tommy

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Mens adidas adiSTAR Ride Running Shoe:

    worst shoes i've ever run in. 6' 175 run 20-30 miles per week. previously ran in asic nimbus and these were recommended by an expert. horrible shoe. hard, stiff and not durable at all. will never purchase another adidas running shoe. stay away!!!

     
    2.0

    After wearing adistar ...

    By Consistence

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Mens adidas adiSTAR Ride Running Shoe:

    After wearing adistar cushion happily for 6 for 3 year, the ride disappoints. The redesign at the ankle gave me blisters and the lining is ripping after two months of 30-40 miles per week. I can usually get a year out of Adidas shoes.

     
    4.0

    Was totally in love with ...

    By Desert George

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Mens adidas adiSTAR Ride Running Shoe:

    Was totally in love with this shoe until my arch-enemy PF took my right foot out. Disappointing because I started hoarding this shoe just when PF was sneaking up. I am still tempted to run one of these on my left foot and clunk along with stability shoe on sore right. Does this make sense to anybody?

     
    1.0

    awful shoe, stiff as a ...

    By dancing with mr. d

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Mens adidas adiSTAR Ride Running Shoe:

    awful shoe, stiff as a board. adidas needs to stick with soccer, and leave the running industry.

     
    2.0

    Great fit for the first ...

    By beanfromex

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Mens adidas adiSTAR Ride Running Shoe:

    Great fit for the first use. Then I had blisters and pulled calf muscles after the next 3 uses...

     
    3.0

    The Ride is a decent shoe ...

    By James

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Mens adidas adiSTAR Ride Running Shoe:

    The Ride is a decent shoe for long runs. I ran 10 miles out of the box with no issues. The fit is roomy but not sloppy wide like the Supernova Cushions. Actually, quite a cushy shoe, not overly heavy. Qualified for Boston on these, 3:08, and even ran a 39 minute 10k. But yes, it's true the Rides wear out *very* fast, even for this 132 pound runner, midfoot striker. These shoes were completely shot after about 300-350 miles of pavement running. And the tread pattern sucks on the wet, so use caution in the rain.

     
    1.0

    okay here's the thing, i ...

    By That Person

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Mens adidas adiSTAR Ride Running Shoe:

    okay here's the thing, i don't know if this was any different than the mens shoe but the women's shoe was REALLY bad. The first pair i bought were fine... untill the treads started to come off a few months after the purchase.... so me and my family got a knew pair, the manufacturer said i must've been using them for basketball but i took like six classes in P.E. and i never wore them for anything but daily P.E. (on weekdays) so i got my new pair and not even two months later the same problem. The treads came off so i am now waiting for the adidas company to write me back... these shoes are just TERRIBLE.

     
    3.0

    Over three years running ...

    By Gary Bailey

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Mens adidas adiSTAR Ride Running Shoe:

    Over three years running in Adistars and these are not near the shoe of their previous models. They feel heavier and stiffer. The cushioning is not as good nor is the fit.

     
    1.0

    The side of the upper on ...

    By Jeff

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Mens adidas adiSTAR Ride Running Shoe:

    The side of the upper on this shoe blew out on both sides after 150 miles. I'm 6-0, 175 lbs. and have a fairly wide forefoot, neutral runner. I've never had this problem with any other show, Adidas or otherwise. The shoe sucks and is now in a landfill.

     
    4.0

    I am 6' 180lbs with a ...

    By Jason

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Mens adidas adiSTAR Ride Running Shoe:

    I am 6' 180lbs with a normal arch and run about 20 miles per week. I have used Nimbus and 1062 and was only getting about 250 miles max out of either pair and no matter what I got blisters on my heals. I am getting over 300 out of the Ride and they still feel awesome. Really like the fit and feel of the shoe. Super shoe at the sale price I will stock up.

     
    5.0

    Have run in Adistars for ...

    By CuAnEm

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Mens adidas adiSTAR Ride Running Shoe:

    Have run in Adistars for the last couple years and have been very impressed. This shoe is no exception. Either Adidas fit you or they don't, so be sure to try them out a bit before forming an opinion. For me, I can't wear Asics no matter how much others rave about them. This shoe is great for me - 6'3", 185#.

     
    5.0

    Very impressed. As a ...

    By Puluke

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Mens adidas adiSTAR Ride Running Shoe:

    Very impressed. As a forefoot striker which transitioned to a midfoot strike,this shoe worked great. I just came off the NB800 midfoot strike shoe with beat up metatarsals and found this shoe to be a huge relief. The heel verses toe ramp angle really suits a mid foot strike. I have high arches and find the cushioning to be very good. From a mid foot strike prospective, it is quick and smooth. Easy to accelerate and maintain tempo. Newtons will tear your achilles, Saucony Has too much heel, NB is selling a very cut down shoe with limited padding [ but has a perfect midstrike ramp angle]. Asics are heavy and impede the recover phase of your gait. Asics have too much ramp angle for a quality midfoot strike. Adidas has pretty much hit the nail on the head for a pretty midfoot strike shoe. I would defiantly buy another pair. If this shoe is causing chaffing as per previous reviews, you are probably in the wrong size or not lacing correctly.

     
    3.0

    These shoes suck ...

    By David

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Mens adidas adiSTAR Ride Running Shoe:

    These shoes suck basically.Very poor design.I've used Adidas trainers for past several years and have been satisfied until now.Within 3 weeks they felt like old shoes.Very flat as far as cushioning.They felt almost like racing flats but they weigh substantially more.The fit was fine,to add a positive note.I'm not a pro but decent master's guy 17:52 5k and 1:21 half marathon 2008.I would steer clear of these.

     
    1.0

    terrible shoe. no bounce ...

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Mens adidas adiSTAR Ride Running Shoe:

    terrible shoe. no bounce back at all feels dead. stick with soccer adidas!!!

     
    1.0

    Way over-rated shoe. Nice ...

    By Taxman

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Mens adidas adiSTAR Ride Running Shoe:

    Way over-rated shoe. Nice heel and forefoot cushion, smaller than expected toe box, poor feel around the foot, and (worst of all) the back of the shoes actually cut into my skin around the tendon. Ran on them 40 miles for one week and returned them to RRS. I'm 5'11', 175, run 40-50 miles per week. I like Asics Gel Nimbus 10, and have ordered Mizuno Wave Rider 12 to try out. We'll see.

     
    5.0

    Solid replacement for the ...

    By Adistar car

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Mens adidas adiSTAR Ride Running Shoe:

    Solid replacement for the adistar cushion 6, I'm 210 and have high arches....After the break in period they feel perfect. I did notice the complaint about the ankle portion of the shoe, but once I started running it was never an issue. The adidas always feel stiff when you try them on, once you break them in nothing beats them.

     
    1.0

    I was very pleased with ...

    By Joseph

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Mens adidas adiSTAR Ride Running Shoe:

    I was very pleased with the previous model but encountered similar problems with it cutting into the achilles area above the heal. I was hoping to replace the cushion 6 which was a great shoe for me. The Ride seems to have caused some IT band issues which I have never previously had. Could be a great shoe for some, but not for me.

     
    5.0

    I have been running in ...

    By Paul

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Mens adidas adiSTAR Ride Running Shoe:

    I have been running in these shoes for over 4 months and I love these shoes. The shoes do not provide a lot of support, but that is what I need. More of a natural feel. Previous shoes (Supernova Cushion) caused too much stress on my knees.

     
    5.0

    Big guy (6'4", 230, high ...

    By BronxBomber

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Mens adidas adiSTAR Ride Running Shoe:

    Big guy (6'4", 230, high arches, orthotics). Loved the Adistar Cushion 5 and the 6 less so. Was worried when I saw the split heel that the shoes would bother my MCL like the Adi. Cush. 6, but so far it's ok. Maybe more cushioned than the Adi. Cush. 6? Definitely feels more cushioned than the new Asics Nimbus 10. Been alternating between the Ride and the Nimbus. The Ride is very cushioned, but not mushy like the 1st Vomero (has that changed at all?). Nimbus 10 feels flat to me after running in the Ride.

     
    2.0

    OVERRATED Adidas had a ...

    By Keith

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Mens adidas adiSTAR Ride Running Shoe:

    OVERRATED Adidas had a good shoe with the Adistar Cushion 5. The 6 was bad and this shoe is worse. Not enough cushion for the boxy feel.I have not returned many shoes, but these went back to RRS

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    1.    Ethan rated this product 5 stars
    Sat, October 24,2009:
    I know the tongue is a little short and that annoyed a lot of people, but I love how this shoe rides. They are not too soft but you can run comfortably on the road. They work for me, I'll be buying the adiSTAR ride 2 in the next few months for sure.
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    Tue, October 06,2009:
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    I have found these shoes to be the best running shoes I have tried to date. I noticed that the opinions are all over the board for this model. The one trend that seems to be clear is that the skinny-minis are rating these shoes the lowest while the taller more muscled runners, 205 lbs and up seem to love these shoes. I'm 6'1" and 240 lbs with a moderate to high arch, and find that shoe provides great shock absorption in the heel and can feel the energy return in the fore-foot.
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    Sat, September 12,2009:
    Also, had problems with back digging into achilles. The interior lining around the ankles wore out within one month. Other than that area, the rest of the shoe is comfortable. But overall short life and ankle build is a deal killer. Maybe next version will get this fixed.
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    Fri, September 04,2009:
    I have good luck with this shoe. It is a bit narrow though to get broken in for a wide foot, and the sole seems to wear quicker than most. I do like the heel movemnt though.
    6.    Jeff rated this product 1 star
    Sat, August 29,2009:
    The side of the upper on this shoe blew out on both sides after 150 miles. I'm 6-0, 175 lbs. and have a fairly wide forefoot, neutral runner. I've never had this problem with any other show, Adidas or otherwise. The shoe sucks and is now in a landfill.
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    Tue, July 21,2009:
    These shoes suck basically.Very poor design.I've used Adidas trainers for past several years and have been satisfied until now.Within 3 weeks they felt like old shoes.Very flat as far as cushioning.They felt almost like racing flats but they weigh substantially more.The fit was fine,to add a positive note.I'm not a pro but decent master's guy 17:52 5k and 1:21 half marathon 2008.I would steer clear of these.
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    Wed, July 15,2009:
    Was totally in love with this shoe until my arch-enemy PF took my right foot out. Disappointing because I started hoarding this shoe just when PF was sneaking up. I am still tempted to run one of these on my left foot and clunk along with stability shoe on sore right. Does this make sense to anybody?
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    Great fit for the first use. Then I had blisters and pulled calf muscles after the next 3 uses...
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    Fri, July 03,2009:
    After wearing adistar cushion happily for 6 for 3 year, the ride disappoints. The redesign at the ankle gave me blisters and the lining is ripping after two months of 30-40 miles per week. I can usually get a year out of Adidas shoes.
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    awful shoe, stiff as a board. adidas needs to stick with soccer, and leave the running industry.
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    okay here's the thing, i don't know if this was any different than the mens shoe but the women's shoe was REALLY bad. The first pair i bought were fine... untill the treads started to come off a few months after the purchase.... so me and my family got a knew pair, the manufacturer said i must've been using them for basketball but i took like six classes in P.E. and i never wore them for anything but daily P.E. (on weekdays) so i got my new pair and not even two months later the same problem. The treads came off so i am now waiting for the adidas company to write me back... these shoes are just TERRIBLE.
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    The Ride is a decent shoe for long runs. I ran 10 miles out of the box with no issues. The fit is roomy but not sloppy wide like the Supernova Cushions. Actually, quite a cushy shoe, not overly heavy. Qualified for Boston on these, 3:08, and even ran a 39 minute 10k. But yes, it's true the Rides wear out *very* fast, even for this 132 pound runner, midfoot striker. These shoes were completely shot after about 300-350 miles of pavement running. And the tread pattern sucks on the wet, so use caution in the rain.
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    I'm 6'1", 195 lbs and run 45-55 miles per week.. The adistar cushion was a great shoe for me. However, I experienced problems similar to those of other reviewers here with the Adistar Ride in that the shoe was digging into my achilles and giving me more than a blister but a cut that I had to bandage for a couple of weeks on two separate occasions. They're "broken in" now but it's already time for me to buy new shoes and I wish Addidas offered a neutral plus alternative to this one. I guess I'll go down-market and buy the supernova. This industry has got to be the most frustrating of any I can think of for consumers who show they like a product and then it's taken away to be replaced with an inferior one just to maintain margins by pricing it as a "new" shoe. It's happened with every brand I've tried as I've been forced to hop from one to the next each time they eliminated my favorite shoe.
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    Excellent shoe, great for running on the old roads of Madrid. I will buy another pair!
    29.    Anonymous rated this product 1 star
    Thu, December 11,2008:
    terrible shoe. no bounce back at all feels dead. stick with soccer adidas!!!
    30.    Joseph rated this product 1 star
    Wed, December 10,2008:
    I was very pleased with the previous model but encountered similar problems with it cutting into the achilles area above the heal. I was hoping to replace the cushion 6 which was a great shoe for me. The Ride seems to have caused some IT band issues which I have never previously had. Could be a great shoe for some, but not for me.
    31.    Taxman rated this product 1 star
    Mon, November 24,2008:
    Way over-rated shoe. Nice heel and forefoot cushion, smaller than expected toe box, poor feel around the foot, and (worst of all) the back of the shoes actually cut into my skin around the tendon. Ran on them 40 miles for one week and returned them to RRS. I'm 5'11', 175, run 40-50 miles per week. I like Asics Gel Nimbus 10, and have ordered Mizuno Wave Rider 12 to try out. We'll see.
    32.    BronxBomber rated this product 5 stars
    Sat, November 08,2008:
    Big guy (6'4", 230, high arches, orthotics). Loved the Adistar Cushion 5 and the 6 less so. Was worried when I saw the split heel that the shoes would bother my MCL like the Adi. Cush. 6, but so far it's ok. Maybe more cushioned than the Adi. Cush. 6? Definitely feels more cushioned than the new Asics Nimbus 10. Been alternating between the Ride and the Nimbus. The Ride is very cushioned, but not mushy like the 1st Vomero (has that changed at all?). Nimbus 10 feels flat to me after running in the Ride.
    33.    Jer rated this product 3 stars
    Sun, November 02,2008:
    As the replacement for the adiSTAR Cushion 6, the Ride fits similar with a tad softer, cushier feel on the road. The toebox feels a bit wider than its predecessor, probably due to the new forefoot retention overlays (the 6 skinny bands on each side of the midfoot). I use this shoe for my p.m. training runs, long runs, and recovery runs. In the a.m. on the track and for tempos up to 12 miles, I use the adizero CS which is a superb shoe but wears out very fast. The Ride is a high mileage trainer and suits this purpose adequately. Seems to hold up to wear fairly well. Got 280 miles right now on the Ride and the shoe looks great, but feels a bit flat. Overall, well above average shoe, 3.5/5 rating in my opinion.
    34.    Jonny rated this product 5 stars
    Mon, October 13,2008:
    Finally a great shoe for high arches and a heavier frame. I have about 20 miles on them now and they hold up very well. First pair of Adidas and am very imopressed.
    35.    SteveP rated this product 5 stars
    Sun, September 28,2008:
    I have nothing but good things to say about this shoe. I went for a 10 miler out of the box and no problems. Good cushioning without feeling too soft or squishy. Smooth transition, I feel the biomechanics are efficient. The upper is sock like and hugs your feet, the heel collar is very padded and provides a secure fit. The lacing system works well. Adidas is doing a commendable job with their running shoes, choosing function over gimmicks unlike some other companies. Used to run mostly in Nikes.

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