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
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.
The Adidas Adizero Adios for women is available NOW at The Runner’s Gait.
New from Adidas for the last quarter of the year is the Adidas Adizero Feather.
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.
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.
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).
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.