Adidas Adizero Adios for women – Some Pictures

Hey all, I would review the Adidas Adizero Adios for women if I could but I really don’t want to stretch out a perfectly good pair of shoes (we did a review of the Adios for men earlier this year and you can read it here).  So here are some photos so you can have a better look!

195g for a women’s US8
this is a good looking shoe

The outsole is slightly different from the last pair of Adios that we managed to get our hands on.  Still there are the Torsion system and the mix of blown rubber (pink) & Quickstrike (black dots).  A new feature is the addition of Sticky Rubber which will improve the amount of traction.

Slightly different outsole from the previous Adios we reviewed
A good pick for your year end marathon

The Adidas Adizero Adios for women is available NOW at The Runner’s Gait.

The 5 Minute Review: Adidas Adizero Feather

New from Adidas for the last quarter of the year is the Adidas Adizero Feather.

Adizero Feather for men (black colourway)

Why is this a “5 Minute Review”?  That’s because I literally wore these shoes for 5 mins, which included a minute and a half on the treadmill.  So here’s a very brief, first impression of these shoes. 

185g for a US8

Weighing in at a featherweight (get it?  featherweight?  the shoe is called the ‘Feather”?  no?  ok less comedy, more reviewing) 185g for a US8, this shoe is touted as Adidas’ lightest trainer ever.  If your first thought was that this looks more like a soccer boot than a running shoe, its not your eyes playing tricks on you.  The Feather is actually modelled after the very popular Adizero F50 soccer boot.  The Feather uses a open mesh SPRINTWEB upper that is reinforced in key areas to provide great support, comfort and breathability.

the unique SPRINTFRAMEYes, thats a hole in the outsole
What’s interesting about this shoe is really the outsole.  Adidas utilises their SPRINTFRAME which had full forefoot adPRENE+, usual Adidas features Torsion and adiWEAR are also there.  The SPRINTFRAME is actually missing parts of the outsole that you would expect to see in a ‘traditional’ shoe.  This helps with the weight reduction of the shoe I’m sure and does not compromise the level of cushioning.  In fact, I was very surprised at the responsiveness and cushioning of the Feather. 
 
Standing around in the Feather, they are very comfortable but I had my concerns about how much support they would provide for me, the runner low arched feet.  Once you start running in them though, the SPRINTFRAME provides a nice responsive ride and I personally wasn’t worried about pronation (and believe me, I pronate quite a bit). 
A nice option in the lightweight trainer category
 
 The Feather runs true to size and the upper has a narrower fit as you’d expect from a shoe in this category.  It is a comfortable shoe but I would recommend socks as it does not appear to have a no-sew construction in the upper.  My only gripe is that owing to the unique shape of the SPRINTFRAME, it felt like there was a linear bump running across my midfoot when I put my weight down which coincided with the area of the outsole that was removed from its construction.  Without more time in the shoe, it is hard to know if it is something you get used to.
 
Overall, an interesting shoe that is worth checking out if you’re looking for something a little different in terms of design.  A responsive, well cushioned shoe in a lightweight package.
 
Available NOW at The Runner’s Gait.
 

Preview: New Footwear for October!

As we approach the last quarter of the year, here’s a quick preview of some of the new footwear that will be landing in The Runner’s Gait very very soon!

What’s in this post:

  • we’ve got a new colour way for a big time fan favourite – the Adidas Adizero Adios for women
  • next up, the Brand NEW Adizero Feather for men.  This is the lightest training shoe released by Adidas and is modelled after the wildly popular Adizero F50 soccer boot.
  • The New Balance RC1400 is the latest shoe to be built using the new Revlite platform.  Available in both men’s and women’s models.
    Adizero Adios for women
    Adizero Feather for men

    New Balance RC1400 for women and men

Win a pair of Compressport Full Socks FS3D!!

In support of the Tiong Bahru Challenge 2011, we’re running an online contest for all our friends and we want to give away one pair of Compressport Full Socks (in black)!

To take part in the contest, just click on the “Contests!” tab on the left of our Facebook page!

Or, just click on this link here!

Good luck and may the best guess win!

Tiong Bahru Challenge 2011

Looking for a race with a twist?  Check out the race that we’ll be supporting!

For more information, just head over to their official website!

Congratulations Melissa Rollison – Ironman 70.3 World Champion!

Congratulations to Melissa Rollison for capturing her first world championship!

Here’s the official Compressport press release –> Melissa Rollison Press RELEASE

Mizuno Wave Run Race Pack Collection

Happy weekend everyone!

The Runner’s Gait will be at the Mizuno Wave Run Race Pack collection at Velocity, Novena Square all weekend long.

Compressport in the house yo!

We even brought  along our mini mobile Gait Lab!

Gait Analysis on the go!

Even Patrick Vernay will be there!  Ok…not quite.

Patrick Vernay is a little taller in real life.

If you’re in the area, come and say hi!  We’ll be the guys in the Blue R2 calf sleeves.

Some legs may appear more tan than others

The Runner’s Gait store at 99B Soo Chow Walk will also be open for business all weekend so thats double the opportunities to come by for a chat!

Have a great weekend!

Coming Soon: Compressport Racing Socks

Here’s a sneak peek at a new product being launched by the folks at Compressport!

 

it does everything except make your breakfast!

Happy feet move faster.

Change in Business Hours – Friday, 2 Sept 2011

Hi Everyone, can you believe that we’re already at the end of the week??

We’ve got an event to attend earlier in the day, so here are our opening hours for Friday, 2 Sept 2011:

2pm – 7pm

Sorry about the inconveniece, see you after lunch!